Some of the advantages of EV are:
LOW MAINTENANCE: Electric Vehicles run on electrically powered engines and hence there is no requirement of lubricating the engines. There is no necessity to send the vehicle to the service station often as with the normal fueled powered vehicles. Petrol or diesel engine has components like exhaust systems, starter motors, fuel injection systems, oil, radiators, gears, etc. connected to it to operate correctly, on the other hand, EV has three main components motor, battery and inverter and few other components which makes maintenance and servicing easier.
REDUCE CO2 EMISSIONS: EVs are eco-friendly as they run on electrically powered motors and can reduce the emissions that promote weather change and smog. As they run on clean energy sources, they do not emit toxic gases in the environment and produces zero exhaust emissions.
REDUCED NOISE POLLUTION: When compared to petrol and diesel vehicles EV has only one moving part that is an electric motor. Hence EVs put a restriction on noise pollution as they are quitter compared to other engines and provides a smooth drive
USING RENEWABLE ENERGY: EV can be recharged using a solar PV system instead of the grid. By using renewable energy greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced further.
COST SAVING: The motor gets the power from charging through AC outlet from home/work-space or from charging stations, no fuel is required and hence can save driving cost.
The Vehicle Cost Calculator can be used to compare life cycle emissions of specific vehicle models in a specified location.
SAFE TO DRIVE: Electric vehicles are very smooth to drive and they do not have engines which cause vibration and noise. Just in case an accident occurs, one can expect airbags to open up and electricity supply to cut from the battery. Hence it prevents passengers in the car from serious damages.
HEALTH BENEFITS: Since harmful exhaust emissions are zero in Electric Vehicle, the air quality is better, which reduces the cost and health issues caused by air pollution.
EV MOTORS ARE MORE EFFICIENT: EV motors can convert nearly 90% of its energy from batteries for the vehicle movement when compared to petrol and diesel vehicle which is 20%-30%. Hence the efficiency of operation is more in electric vehicles.
“In order to have clean air in cities, you have to go ELECTRIC”Elon Musk