Have you ever wondered how much electricity an electric car uses? This is a good question, especially if you have been considering buying one. You may have heard that they use more energy than gas-powered cars. That’s true, but there are many advantages to owning an EV (Electric Vehicle) that make up for this small difference in energy consumption. In this post we will discuss the difference between gasoline powered cars and EVs and explain why electric cars are better for both your pocket and the environment!
Electric cars are getting cheaper and more popular!
Electric cars are getting cheaper and more popular, with there are now over 1.3 million EV (Electric Vehicle) cars on the roads in the U.S. And as more people opt for EVs, you may be wondering how much electricity they use per mile driven—and if it’s going to cost you more money at the power company?
Well, we have some answers!
The average range of an EV battery can cover between 180-200 miles per charge.
The range of an EV is affected by a number of factors. The most important ones are temperature, road conditions, battery age and how much you drive. In general, the colder it is outside (and the higher your elevation), the more energy is required to recharge your car back up to full capacity. The same goes with driving style: if you drive more often in stop-and-go traffic rather than highway situations and speeds above 75 miles per hour (mph), then you will use up more energy per mile than someone who mostly drives at faster speeds and does not brake very much during their trip.
In addition to these variables that affect overall efficiency levels for each vehicle model type (i.e., hybrids vs plug-in electric vehicles or EVs), there are also other internal components that factor into how efficient each type of electric car will operate in terms of its MPG ratings on a day-to-day basis – namely those related directly towards maintaining battery life over time.”
In 1990, there were no electric cars on our roads, but by 2018 this number had grown to nearly 400,000. Today we have a lot more choice and over 20 different models available from various manufacturers.
Electric cars are becoming more popular as a way to get around. There are now over 400,000 electric cars in the UK alone, and this number is only expected to grow. In 1990 there were no electric cars on our roads but by 2018 this number had grown to nearly 400,000. Today we have a lot more choice and over 20 different models available from various manufacturers.
Electric vehicles (EVs) can be cheaper to run than petrol or diesel equivalents in both the short term and long term because of lower fuel costs and maintenance costs associated with their use – especially if you factor in Government incentives such as free parking or charging points at work etcetera. They also produce zero emissions so they’re better for your pocket as well as the environment!
Electric cars use less energy than gasoline powered cars, both to operate and to manufacture. According to the US Department of Energy, producing an electric car uses about 50% less energy than a comparable gasoline powered car.
There are a number of ways that electric cars use less energy than gasoline powered cars, both to operate and to manufacture. According to the US Department of Energy:
- Producing an electric car uses about 50% less energy than a comparable gasoline powered car.
- A single gallon of gas contains about 35 kWh of chemical energy, whereas a battery for an EV can store 100-200kWh (or more) of electrical energy. This means that an EV like the Nissan Leaf can go 20 times farther on one charge than a regular car going at 90km/h on a freeway! It also means that EVs don’t waste any fuel in idling or moving at low speeds—they are only consuming electricity when they’re actually moving and this is where most people drive most often.
- While it’s expensive to produce batteries today because they still contain expensive rare earths materials such as lithium and cobalt, these resources are abundant enough globally that there won’t be supply constraints anytime soon (unlike fossil fuels).
Electric cars are better for the environment and your pocket!
It’s a fact that electric cars are more efficient and use less energy, which means they produce fewer emissions. They also have zero tailpipe emissions, which is great for reducing pollution in our cities and towns.
But there’s another way that electric cars help to reduce air pollution – as well as being good for your health, they can cost less than driving to work each day because of lower fuel and maintenance costs! You also save money on tax if you charge your vehicle at home (or at work).
Electric cars are a great way to reduce the impact of your car use on the environment, but there are other things you can do too. If you’re buying a new car, try to go for one with low emissions or even better than that – find one that runs on renewable energy! And if you already have an EV, make sure it’s charged up before you leave home – this way it will be ready for when needed!