Is The Electric Car a Feasible Solution?

By on December 8th, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008 12:27

In the last time have come out more and more hybrid cars and fully-electrical vehicles. Their performance increase from year to year, we have even a super electric Roadster able to make a competition with any sport car that is on gas. But a question lingers on the lips of all: is the electrical vehicle a viable solution of mass usage at this moment?

To give a precisely answer, must to review several factors. First is the price, the acquisition price. Compared with classic cars on liquid fuels, eco cars are more expensive. Even more expensive compared to the classic cars in the same range and with the same level of equipment. As for the cost of use …the problem is with two double-edged. The fuel price has increased so much lately. On the other hand, the electric car needs batteries and electricity. The price of these cars have increased a lot in the last years.

A normal car has an average autonomy of 500 km. At this time, an electrical vehicle is not capable of such autonomy with a complete charge of the batteries but has an average that is around the value of 2-300 km. In addition, a big problem is the lack of charging stations for batteries. If gas stations we found anywhere, the charging stations for electric cars are a rarity even in the world’s most civilized countries.

There would be one topic to be discussed: the performances. Because ultimately any car owner wants performances. From this point of view the electrical vehicles have the disadvantage of the heavy weight of their own batteries. But the future sounds good, already exist electric sports car that can reach 200 km / h and reaches speeds of 100 km / h in 6 seconds.

        

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One Response to “Is The Electric Car a Feasible Solution?”

  1. Gene says:

    December 8th, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    Financially, how viable are charging stations? Depends on how fast they can recharge batteries without frying them. Most electric cars today take around 8-10 hours to recharge at home. Ten times faster at a charging station would still be one hour, which will not be acceptable to the station owner nor to the customer.

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