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Understand Pros and Cons of Electric Vehicles for Better Use

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Pros & Cons of using EV
Pros & Cons of using EV

The demand for Electric Vehicles is increasing day by day and it won’t be long before we start seeing more EVs than traditional vehicles on road.

Read the article: Factors aiding the adoption of EVs.

Pros and Cons of Electric Vehicles use

PROS of using EV

  1. Less running cost: Cost of running an electric vehicle is 80-85% cheaper than traditional vehicles, check calculations at
  2. Environment friendly: An Electric Vehicle does not require Diesel/ Petrol for its running and gets its power from chargeable Li-ion battery making it an environment-friendly option.
  3. Reduction in carbon footprint: Diesel and Petrol vehicles emit carbon monoxide which is harmful to the environment and to us, human beings as well.
  4. Less maintenance cost: EVs are cost-effective when it comes to monthly maintenance due to less mechanical parts

Also Read: What is the cost of running an Electric Vehicle?

Although there are not many disadvantages of using an electric vehicle, one point I will mention is the time taken to charge an EV. Normally an electric vehicle takes around 5-8 hrs to get fully charged, unlike traditional vehicles which get fully tanked up in 2-3 mins.

Understand Pros and Cons of Electric Vehicles for Better Use

Understand Pros and Cons of Electric Vehicles for Better Use

LIMITATIONS of using Electric Vehicles

  1. Availability of charging stations: It will take around 8-10 years to create a feasible and sustainable charging infrastructure for EVs to fully operate at all routes.
  2. Purchasing cost: EVs are slightly costlier than traditional vehicles but make up for the investment through their running efficiencies as they are around 80-85% cheaper in monthly running costs.
  3. Feasibility on Longer routes: Due to less availability of charging stations (mostly in developing countries), it is not feasible for a person who usually needs a vehicle for longer routes

Also read: Will electric vehicles be cheaper in future?

PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN when using EV

  1. Improper disposal of used batteries can pose a serious threat to the environment.
  2. Current Covid-19 situation has kept vehicles locked in parking for months and it may cause battery draining or internal problems.

Conclusion: Overall Electric Vehicles are for our greater good and are easy to operate and maintain as well. It will take a few years for people to fully accept it and to go electric. If you own an electric vehicle, we congratulate you for making a smarter choice of going green and contributing your bit towards curbing pollution.

Arjun Pawar
Arjun is a civil engineer and has 5 years of corporate experience in purchase & contracts. He is owner of a marketing company & has stakes in a construction firm. Arjun is an author of Novel “Masters of Lygrenn”. He is passionate about business and loves reading & writing in his free time. Schedule meeting with me

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