Electric car main advantages

Low ambiental costs – Most of the time, the electricity used to recharge the electric cars battery is generated by the burning of fossil fuels, which is something that generates pollution. However, the generated pollution by this procedure is very small compared to the pollution generated by the cars that are gas powered. The EVAC (Electric Vehicle Association of Canada) afirmed that the electric cars recharged with coal-fired electric generators have the carbon emission rate reduced by half, while the cars recharged by cleaner processes of electric generation are capable to reduce this emission rate to less than 1% of the emission rate from the internal combustion engines. Besides that, the car batteries are 100% recycable, something that doesn’t generate problems with improper disposal of waste.

Pollution produced by gasoline powered cars

Electric cars don’t generate this kind of pollution

Low fuel and maintenace cost – The cost of the electric energy usage to recharge the electric cars batteries corresponds to one third of the cost from the fuel usage of the gasoline powered vehicles. It’s possible to drive an electric car for 70 km paying only 1 dollar in electricity (value calculated by the USA Energy Department). Besides that, the quantity of moving and filtering parts is smaller, causing a small mechanical wear.

Electric car recharge

Electric car being recharged

Nice driving – The electrical vehicles almost don’t produce any sound due to the small amount of moving parts in the engine and by the lack of an exhaust system. This results in a nice and cozy driving.

Driving with the electrical BMW i3

Cozy driving with the electrical BMW car (the BMW i3)

Electric cars are quiet and will change property prices

Car with zero carbon emission

Car with zero carbon emission

Living near a big avenue can be disturbing. Dirt, noise and pollution devalue even the most valued regions of a large metropolis. But when all (or at least most) of the cars are electric?

It may take 20, 30, up to 40 years, but the trend is that consumption of pollution-emitting fuels will be diminished until it is a collector’s item.

Electric cars are quiet, making virtually no noise since they do not burn fuel. For the same reason, electric cars do not smoke in the air, do not pollute and do not make dirt.

In São Paulo, Brazil, we see regions that are very affected by problems caused by vehicles. A good example is “Minhocão”. The route of the cars forces the residents to live from a closed window, in search of a little more silence.

Sao Paulo avenue dirty due to car pollution

Electric cars should value regions affected by noise and pollution of vehicles.

A major step in this direction is that buses, which are responsible for noise pollution in large cities, are already being tested with 100% electric motors. In Campinas, SP, a bus powered 100% battery, with capacity to carry 90 passengers, is already being used by the population since 2015.

Electric bus with capacity to translate 90 passengers

Large responsible for pollution in large cities, buses are already starting to earn electric versions

It is too early to consider living next to a major highway, but who knows, in a few decades, regions that are now completely devalued can become very attractive because of electric vehicles.