Certain Disadvantages of Electric Cars
Due to soaring gas prices and increasing pollution, many people think of purchasing electric cars. Selling old junk cars in NJ is now quite easy and lucrative, but deciding on a new car can be a daunting task, especially when there are so many models and types of vehicles available. Running cost of conventional gasoline vehicle is expensive and it pollutes the environment, even though the technology and fuel efficiency has been improved largely.
One of the seemingly better alternatives is the electric car, which has almost zero emissions and you do not need to spend on gas. However, when you review the electric vehicle realistically there are certain disadvantages that cannot be ignored.
Battery Pack Replacement
The electric car may not work out as cheaply as you think. First, you need a higher investment to purchase such a car. There are no “low end” models, and the costs add up when you consider the expensive lithium-ion batteries that they run on. Secondly, the battery pack will have to be replaced since they have a life of about four years.
Know Where You are Going
Another major disadvantage of electric car is its limited driving distance and lack of recharging stations. The battery needs to be recharged after driving a certain distance, and most electric cars are able to cover around 100 miles on a single charge. This means, you have to plan your trips and calculate distances. If you need to cover, more than 100 miles than you have to find some place to recharge your vehicle, as there are no regular stations that provide this service. Secondly, the time taken to recharge the battery will be definitely much more than the time it takes to top a gasoline tank.
Lastly, the power and acceleration of the electric car does not match up to a conventional vehicle. This can be a problem in interstate driving or on fast lanes.