Electric cars have been growing fast in the last ten years. According to the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, the carbon dioxide emissions of electric cars are 16 percent lower than diesel cars.
But is there a link between electric vehicles and climate change? The World Health Organization estimates that air pollution causes 4.6 million deaths a year.
However, it is possible to reduce harmful emissions by operating an electric car in a country that has a higher renewable energy production. Moreover, governments can help to reduce emissions through subsides and regulations.
There are four factors that determine overall happiness with an electric vehicle. Firstly, it is important to have access to a charging station. Next, the vehicle must have a range. Finally, the price of battery packs must be considered.
One of the main disadvantages of an electric vehicle is the long recharging time. Fortunately, more stations are being installed across the country.
Another disadvantage is the limited range. This means that an EV cannot drive for very long distances in cold weather. On top of that, the battery takes up a lot of space inside the vehicle. Nevertheless, the benefits of an EV outweigh the downsides.
Compared to a conventional engine car, an EV has fewer moving parts. As a result, it is less likely to break down. In addition, the car requires less maintenance. An EV is also less costly to operate.
While the use of electric cars does reduce CO2 emissions, it also increases the demand for electricity. This increase in demand has been offset by a decrease in the demand for gasoline.