As you grew up you probably watched movies and television shows, or read books that were futuristic. When you were watching or reading these stories you may have wondered how many of these things would actually happen while you were alive. With technology continuing to advance at such fast paces some of the things in those movies and books have begun to take life in today’s society. Computers, cell phones, cars, and more all have some amazing technology that we probably could not even dream of in our youth.
When was the First Electric Car Made?
One advancement that is crazy to think about is the invention of electric cars. Electric cars are automobiles that are propelled by one or more electric motors. They use rechargeable batteries to store the electricity needed to run the car. Many people do not know much about the history of electric cars. The first electric car was actually made in the 1880s. They were actually popular in the late 19th century for a little while. Over time the combustion engine was advanced and gasoline started to be mass produced so electric vehicles were phased out because they were much more expensive than gas powered vehicles. In the last 10 years electric vehicles have started to be reintroduced into society. Every year more and more people are switching from their gas powered vehicle to an electric car. Car manufacturers have been introducing new electric vehicle options every year for consumers to choose from.
Cost of Electric VS Gas Cars
One reason that consumers are making the switch to electric vehicles is that they are able to save money on their fuel costs. You can reduce or even eliminate your fuel costs when you have an electric car. Gasoline prices are known to frequently fluctuate throughout the year. If you ask your grandparents how much they paid for one gallon of gasoline you will cringe when you realize how much gasoline prices have increased since then. The electricity that you use to charge your car is less expensive and has a significantly more stable price point.
Environmental Benefits of Electric Cars
Another great benefit of an electric car is that it helps protect the environment. Many of the things that society has done over the years has had an extremely negative impact on the environment. Traditional gasoline powered vehicles emit carbon dioxide into the air. Carbon dioxide emissions contribute to the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and accelerate climate change. Electric vehicles are powered by renewable resources. This makes them significantly more environmentally friendly. You can reduce your carbon footprint by choosing a vehicle that is powered by electricity.
Electric Car Maintenance
The third benefit that we are going to talk about is the maintenance of an electric car. When you have a gasoline powered car there are lots of moving parts that need continual maintenance. Electric cars have relatively little maintenance that is needed. There are no exhaust systems, starter motors, fuel injection systems, and radiators in electric vehicles.
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If you are considering switching over to an electric vehicle you will need a electric car charging station installed on your premises. Burley Electrical Services can come out and install one for you. Give us a call today to set up your appointment!