Gas Powered Vs Electric Car- Which Will Save You Money


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With the new gasoline model year just around the corner, many car owners are scrambling to make the transition from gas guzzling machines to all-electric vehicles. However, for some people this is a difficult choice to make. While all electric vehicles are extremely fuel efficient and environmentally friendly, some people fear that they will not be as easy to drive.

An Overview

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As you can imagine, ivers are getting far more common, with electric SUVs now coming in three different flavors. Plug in Hybrid (uses the electric motor already installed in your car but has a separate, rechargeable battery pack to supply it an extra boost, from time to time), All-electric (uses no fuel at all, even on long trips), and PHEV (uses a combination of both electric and petrol engine to power the motor, and is said to be the most efficient type of electric car). Most of these vehicles use lithium batteries to store power. The best thing about hybrids and an all-electric is that they are extremely fuel efficient, as well as being relatively low maintenance. All that is required is a regular check up and a trip to the mechanic. But what about those who want to go all out in their zero emission cars?

If you’re one of these people, you may be thinking that a hydrogen powered vehicle is the way to go. Unfortunately, not all electric cars come with a hydrogen conversion kit, nor are all hydrogen systems compatible with electric vehicles. However, there is a new and exciting concept car called the Cayenne EV. Developed by engineers from GM and Mercedes Benz, the Cayenne EV is a true plug-in hybrid, using a combination of electric power and hydrogen energy to provide optimum power and performance.

Know The Working 

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How does this work? The Cayenne EV is a high-performance and top-of-the-line electric SUV, which incorporates both a standard gasoline engine and a high-voltage and high-energy lithium ion electric battery. With both power sources, the vehicle will remain a potent performer and never run out of gas even while you’re on the freeway. Not only is it a zero-emission vehicle, but it also manages to retain its high fuel efficiency rating through the use of its electric motors and battery. This is due to its water-to-gas switch, which allows the vehicle to switch to its electric power when the battery has sufficient charge to run a standard four-wheel drive vehicle without using petroleum.

To put it in simple terms, the electric car uses gasoline to propel itself forward, and battery power to maintain the stability of the vehicle. Compared to conventional vehicles with an internal combustion engine, the electric cars are actually more fuel efficient and less polluting. Electric power is also more environmentally friendly, as it doesn’t emit harmful exhaust gases. Also, these electric cars have better regenerative braking performance, better braking response times, and more overall energy than their petrol engine counterparts.

Make Economical Choice 

Compared to an SUV, electric cars can travel longer distances thanks to their ability to negotiate bends at greater speeds. Electric vehicles are also capable of negotiating slush and snow and have better regenerative braking and throttle response times. They also have better dynamics and agility, with less body roll when cornering. Finally, electric cars offer better fuel economy than their gasoline-powered counterparts, which makes them great for those who wish to drive a smaller, more powerful, more utility vehicle.

However, although electric cars have many positive points, there are also some major downfalls. For one, electric cars are usually less powerful than traditional gasoline-powered cars, as well as less maneuverable. Also, they require more charging, as well as a wider range of voltages for optimum performance.

Conclusion

There are, however, many car owners who have converted their electric cars to run on electricity alone. These dedicated electric car drivers enjoy the sleek design of their convertibles, along with the lower cost of fuel. Others also have chosen to convert from gasoline to electricity in order to help the environment. Whatever the motivation for converting your SUV to electric, you will be happy to know that your vehicle will continue to run longer and more smoothly, saving you money on fuel and emission, and reducing your carbon footprint.

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