The Pros and Cons of Operating an Electric Vehicle

An electric vehicle appears identical to a regular vehicle on the outside but internally it is powered by an electric motor and has no need for oil or diesel fuel. Electric cars are much more more friendlier to the environment. An electric car requires charging. This is done using a charger that has been specially built so as to not damage the car’s electric cells. Charging the vehicle normally takes a few hours.

With new technological advances, the amount of time that it takes Little Rock to charge a vehicle is constantly decreasing while the duration of time that it can run without being charged is dramatically increasing. The average charging time is currently five hours. These vehicles are likely to become a lot more popular over the next few years. Hopefully as this happens it will lead to them becoming more affordable and accessible to majority of consumers. The idea of not having to go to a gas station is quite appealing to the majority of consumers. The main concern with electric vehicles is the possibility of being stranded somewhere without a charging station for any miles.

It also takes quite a significant time to recharge the batteries, which is why JFE Engineering of Japan has come up with a quick battery charger that takes only 3 minutes to charge a car battery to 50% of its capacity, while waiting around for another 2 minutes will hit a 70% charge. JFE conducted tests with the device, seeing Mitsubishi’s electric car i-MiEV go as far as 80km after just a 5-minute charge. These chargers are expected to arrive at gas stations and convenience stores throughout Japan prior to March 2011.

Even though there are a few disadvantages with operating an electric car, car developers are constantly striving to build the most efficient and user friendly vehicles.