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Why Electric Cars are Bad for the Environment

Electric cars, cars that run on electricity. The solution to the worries caused by pollution from the transport industry. One might not be a fool to think that it’s as simple as that. But if everything was as simple as that the world would be a paradise.

It’s true that electric cars run on electricity and are environmentally friendly. But this only when compared to gasoline cars, and not always. These are true facts, but everything has its own complexities.

In a perfect world, electric vehicles might be the perfect mode of transport, because they cause zero-emission (not really, more on that later). This means no carbon footprint, so no global warming or air pollution and for a fact even no noise pollution. But our world is a far cry from being perfect. 

While electric cars have a lot of benefits, they come with their downsides too. There’s a common misconception that electric cars are clean and safe for the environment but it’s not always the case.

A product at a certain point in their lifetime can be clean and safe for the environment. But during their lifetime, they can cause pollution at other points. This applies to almost everything, and electric cars are no exception. 

Let’s look at what makes electric cars bad for the environment.

Why Electric Cars are Bad for the Environment

Though Electric cars are way more safer to use than conventional cars, they still do pose some threat to the environment. Not everything about electric cars screams Eco-Friendly, yes on the long run they are but there are certain factors to consider before coming to a definite conclusion.

Electric Cars are low-emission modes of transport that guarantee you a cleaner commute. However, the manufacturing process and up-keep of these cars tend to be dangerous for the environment and the only reason many people are not talking about this is because the numbers are so low that reclassifying electric cars as vehicles that damage the environment is not feasible any time soon.

Let’s take a look at the environmental concerns around manufacture and ownership of an electric car.

Environmental Concerns of Electric Cars During their Manufacturing Process

Why Electric Cars are Bad for the Environment

Since electric cars produce zero-emission during running, there has to be other times during their lifetime when they are harmful to the environment. Most products or commodities cause pollution and harm right when they are being produced, because producing requires energy. And energy production causes pollution. 

  • A carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouses gases released by a process, person, organization or country. And greenhouses gases are harmful to the environment because they trap heat in the atmosphere causing global warming.

Since the carbon footprint during the production of an electric car is so high, it causes a lot of pollution. This is also because of the fact that most of the energy used during production is from fossil fuels which cause emissions.

Why Electric Cars are Bad for the Environment

Using cleaner sources can reduce the overall carbon footprint during the manufacturing process, this applies to electric cars too. 

  • During the manufacturing process, there’s a key element that causes the carbon footprint to increase so much and it’s due to the batteries. Electric cars run on electricity and the electricity required is stored in a battery inside the car. These batteries are huge and harder to manufacture compared to the ones found in a conventional car. 
  • A conventional car has lead-acid batteries. Electric cars use lithium-ion batteries for better performance and storage capacity. While lithium-ion batteries are better than lead-acid batteries from a technical standpoint. They fall short when it comes to manufacturing them.
Why Electric Cars are Bad for the Environment
  • It is because of the use of rare earth materials like lithium and cobalt used to manufacture them. The extraction of these elements is hard and need a lot of energy and effort. This makes them inefficient to manufacture compared to materials found in lead-acid batteries. 
  • Batteries also degrade and making them unusable after a while. And disposing of these batteries is a harm for the environment because of the chemicals. These batteries are recycled or in some cases reused in other industries but this is not efficient. In fact, they are from being efficient, causing a lot of environmental concerns.

Replacing these batteries are expensive and hard to manufacture. The high environmental concern from manufacturing these batteries in the first place only adds up to a higher carbon footprint of electric cars in the future.

Tires and Brake Wear 

Why Electric Cars are Bad for the Environment

There is a twist in the story about electric cars being zero-emission vehicles. A new study by Emission Analytics found that tires from cars are a major concern for emissions of particulate matter.

Electric cars don’t produce any tailpipe emissions because of running on electricity. But they are not exempt from particle emission though because they still need tires to run. The study also found that particle emission from brakes is a major concern. 

Why Electric Cars are Bad for the Environment
  • While gas emissions from the same car were 4.5 milligrams making it higher by a factor of more than 1000. While this seems like a crazy thing, the particle matter may not be as destructive as the gas emissions. 
  • The same applies to electric cars because they run on rubber tires too. They can be worse when it comes to this type of emission because electric cars are heavier because of the humongous batteries. This results in more tire wear causing more particulate emissions.

These emissions are not as harmful as burning of fuel. But they still are a source of waste and waste always is a harmful thing. These particulate matters left out in the environment can cause harm over time. 

Braking is also a cause of particulate emission in cars. Regenerative braking helps in reducing emissions from braking but it’s not nil and there is still wear in the brakes over time. This also leads to emission found by Emission Analytics. The firm suggested the remedy could be using “low emission, harder wearing” tires.

Safety Concerns 

Why Electric Cars are Bad for the Environment

Tests done by Allianz Center for Technology Automotive(AZT Automotive) have found the components found in electric cars are well protected in the case of crashes. But in the case of a failure of these components, replacements can be costly. Production of these parts requires more energy compared to parts found in gasoline cars. 

  • Fire threats of electric cars is a possibility like any other electrical component.
Why Electric Cars are Bad for the Environment
  • Lithium-ion batteries when overcharged, subjected to high temperatures or any physical damage can combust. High levels of toxic gases will be released during such an event.
  • And fires of such types are harder to control given the limited knowledge about them, increasing safety and environmental threat. 

Electricity Production 

Why Electric Cars are Bad for the Environment

Electrics cars need to be charged and fed electricity to run. This is a cause of emission and in the end harmful because of the method used to produce electricity. So, an electric car is responsible for the carbon footprint of the electricity it uses.

  • If fossil fuels are the main source of electricity in a region, then the emission due to using that electricity falls on the back of electric cars.
Why Electric Cars are Bad for the Environment
  • Almost 60% of the world is powered using fossil fuels, it only makes it obvious that electricity used by electric cars are not always clean. Apart from burning fossil fuels to get energy, extracting them causes significant emissions.

Moving to cleaner, greener sources of energy like solar, nuclear to an extent, wind and tidal energy can diminish this disadvantage. Just because the future is bright doesn’t mean we can’t ignore the fact that there’s a problem now.

Conclusion

In general, electric cars are better than gasoline cars. But electric cars are still an active source of pollution and a carbon footprint factory. They have safety issues that can cause a lot of harm if something goes wrong. They are still in the developing stages, and everything that is trying to grow has some form of teething issues. 

Conventional cars have reduced emissions and pollution over the years. This is because of better engineering and manufacturing processes. Similarly, electric cars can only get better with time. As of now, even though they are generally better the lean heavily to the region they are produced and used to take full advantage. They still pose harm to the environment and have their own disadvantages. 

While people shift to electric cars for the future, spreading knowledge about their shortcomings and shedding light on them is a necessary concern. Making the best decision involves research and knowledge of something. Electric cars are better than gasoline cars except in some scenarios. Scenarios like when production rests on using fossil fuel energy. 

They are still not the most environment-friendly method to travel. To tackle the problem posed by electric cars, bicycles, public transport like buses, carpooling or even walking are better alternatives.

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How to Choose an Electric Scooter

Electric scooters are one of the most popular and fastest-growing industries right now, the reason being the continuous development and innovation in the electric scooter industry.

I am an electric scooter enthusiast and I recommended to everyone I know. And when I do, they ask me which one to buy or how to choose one and this is the reason for this article. 

I have tested many electric scooters and I know what to look for in an electric scooter. Many factors influence the quality of an electric scooter. And it can be confusing to choose a new electric scooter with the myriad of options out there.

But by the end of this guide, you will be able to understand what you must look at before going in for an electric scooter.

How to Choose an Electric Scooter?

It’s always good to know what you’re looking for before blindly going out there and buying something random off the shelf. Electric scooters are no exception, you must first know what you’re getting into and what is under the hood before you buy an electric scooter.

In order to know what’s best suited for your needs, have a look at these important factors to consider.

Performance 

How to Choose an Electric Scooter?

How an electric scooter performs is vital to the experience you have with it. No matter what you want out of the scooter, be it fun or commuting, the performance dictates your experience with it. Performance in electric scooters is their speed and range.  

If you are looking for electric scooters solely to have fun with them, get something fast enough to make the experience fun for you. 

If you are looking for an electric scooter that you want to commute with every day, go for something with a long-range.  

And if you want an electric scooter that on the weekdays you can use to commute and, on the weekends, you can have fun with, go for something that falls in the middle of the spectrum. And finally, there are electric scooters that deliver on both range and speed, but these usually cost a lot or make compromises on other features. 

Build Quality 

How to Choose an Electric Scooter?

Build quality is a factor you should not cheap out on. Your scooter can be slow, offer a terrible range, and be uncomfortable but you can still use it. But if your electric scooter is not built well, you can say goodbye to it in a few days. While it is hard to judge a product’s durability before using it, but some clues can give away if your electric scooter is built well or not.  

Carrying capacity, choose a scooter that can carry you and more. The higher the recommended carrying capacity, the stronger and more durable an electric scooter is. 

The manufacturer warranty is a good indicator of build quality. If a manufacturer is confident in their product, they will offer you a longer warranty because they know that their scooters will stand the test of time.  

You can also look for IP ratings for dust and water protection. And you can check for the materials used in making the electric scooter, more durable parts mean better durability.  

Portability 

How to Choose an Electric Scooter?

Electric scooters are popular because they are convenient to travel machines. And the portability of anything, be it a device or in this case, an electric scooter is an important factor for convenience. You will need a portable electric scooter so that you can store or carry it easily in between commutes or rides.

For example, if you commute to work or school by an electric scooter, you will need to put away your electric scooter or be able to carry it around with you easily. 

You may ask what makes an electric scooter portable, the size, weight and fold-ability make it portable. You may be worried that a lightweight scooter might be prone to durability issues but it’s not the case as good electric scooters you strong yet lightweight materials like aluminum so that they are portable and durable.

If you are not looking for the most insane speeds and range, you can easily find electric scooters that are lightweight yet durable. Portability should be on top of your lists if you are going to use electric scooters as your daily commute vehicle.  

Tires 

How to Choose an Electric Scooter?

Tires might seem like something you can overlook when buying an electric scooter, or any vehicle for that matter, but they are one of the most vital components for any vehicle. Tires make or break a vehicle because they are the only parts of a vehicle that come in contact with the road.

These little round objects are a deciding factor in how an electric scooter behaves and runs. Tires also make an electric scooter comfortable, safe and stable to ride on.

You will have to choose tires based on your needs. Size and type tires are important for the performance of an electric scooter. 

  • Size: The larger the tire, the better experience you will have riding as larger tires aid in stability and control of the scooter. The disadvantages of big tires can be loss in portability and increase in noise. The stability and control offered by larger tires also let you ride on various terrain and at higher speeds. 
  • Type: Pneumatic and solid tires are the two types. Pneumatic tires are more comfortable and smoother to ride on with the disadvantage being that they can go flat. Solid tires are very durable but they are not very comfortable to ride on.  

Comfort 

How to Choose an Electric Scooter?

While tires play a huge role in the comfort of an electric scooter, there are other ways electric scooters can get comfortable at. These are 

  • Suspension: Electric scooters have gotten increasingly better over the years and comfort has been a key area of focus. This led to the development of suspension systems and electric scooters with a dedicated suspension system can be much more comfortable to ride on. So always go for an electric scooter with suspension unless you are restrained by budget. 
  • Seat: Electric scooter some in a few varieties and some of them have seats, and as we all know, sitting is a lot more comfortable than sitting. Some electric scooters even come with padded seats for a more luxurious experience. But obviously, these come at an added cost and lose portability.  

Safety

Apart from build quality safety is determined by the brakes of an electric scooter. The faster you can stop, the safer you will be if something goes wrong. There are three popular types of brakes found on electric scooters: 

  • Mechanical Brakes: These are considered by many to be the gold standard of brakes as they have the best stopping potential. The one disadvantage is that they can wear out over time, requiring you to change or service them. 
  • Electric Brakes: Electrical brakes work by running the motor in reverse to slow down the electric scooter. They are middle of the line when it comes to stopping potential but they don’t require much maintenance. Another advantage of electrical brakes is that they are regenerative helping in conserving energy and extending range.  
  • Foot Brakes: Foot brakes are more primitive and require you to push down on a rear lever, which then causes the brake pads to rub against the wheel. The braking potential of foot brakes lies in how powerful you are. They are low maintenance but is harder to use at the start and even though they are functional, it is not the best to stop an electric scooter.  

Lights and a horn/bell are also important for safe rides, and these should be available in most electric scooters. A lack of LED lights or a horn or a bell means that the manufacturer forgot to think of basic security features, so you should avoid such scooters. In any case, you can fix extra lights or change the horns if you don’t like the one from manufacturers. 

Price 

How to Choose an Electric Scooter?

An important factor you should decide depending on what you want from your electric scooter. If you are someone with an unlimited budget and just want an electric scooter to have fun with, go for the ones with the highest top speeds and ranges as they offer the most fun riding experience.

If you are a more budget-conscious buyer and planning to use your scooter for daily commutes, there are tons of options right from the lower end to high end that offers good value for your money.

Price is more of a personal factor, but you can make the right decision depending on your budget and necessities.  

Other Features 

These are nice to have features that make using an electric scooter more convenient and fun. Features like app connectivity, a good dashboard, removable batteries are all nice to have and they improve the experience a lot.

They might add up to the cost but nowadays most electric scooters have these features.  

Conclusion 

Electric scooters are one of the best and most convenient ways to travel short distances in my opinion. And apart from being convenient, they are extremely fun to ride on.

This has increased the popularity of electric scooters in the market. And there has never been a better time to buy one. And if you are someone who is looking to buy a new electric scooter now, you will need to do your research to find the best one.

If you have read this article, you will know how to choose an electric scooter based on various factors that influence your purchase.

Hope this guide helped you.  

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Best Electric Scooter Accessories

I have been using electric scooters for a long time now and when I bought my first electric scooter, I had no idea that I would need so many accessories. These accessories are lifesavers.

They also help to make your electric scooter experience more convenient. These are some of the best accessories you can buy for your electric scooters. You will be needing them if you own or going to be an owner of an electric scooter in the near future.

This article is to help you choose the best accessories for your electric scooters. Without further ado, let’s take a look at them.

Best Electric Scooter Accessories

Here are some of the best electric scooter accessories that you can purchase online. These brilliant products are designed to keep you safe while riding your Electric scooter on public roads.

Helmets for Electric Scooters

Safety is something you can’t take for granted; it should be of your utmost concern when riding. While a lot of people think that electric scooters are slow and don’t need a helmet to be safe, news flash, they are dumb and don’t think like them.

You will get hurt falling from an electric scooter and it will cost you more than buying a helmet in the first place. It is better to be safe than sorry.

Here are some of the best helmets you can buy:

Giro Sutton MIPS Helmet

Best Electric Scooter Accessories

Giro is one of the best names in the riding industry. Giro Sutton is one of the best helmets you can buy. It has Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) for better protection. It also has a removable visor which you can use on sunny and rainy days for better visibility. 

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Kask Utopia

Best Electric Scooter Accessories

Another excellent helmet to keep you safe while riding is the Kask Utopia. These are even suited for racing, and come with MIPS. They have excellent adjustment capabilities. They come with a washable chin strap and are highly breathable and lightweight for cool and comfortable rides.  

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JBM Scooter Helmet

Best Electric Scooter Accessories

The JBM helmet is one of the best selling products on Amazon. It comes with multiple vents and breathable foam to keep your head safe and sweat free. It’s available in multiple sizes and can be worn by anyone of any age group. The helmet is made from PVC & PC, EPS foam giving it the durability to keep your head safe in case you fall down.

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Bells for Electric Scooters 

Some electric scooters include bells, but if yours don’t, you’ll have to buy one to keep yourself and others on the streets safe and alert. Bells are important to let others know that you are riding. They are essential for a safe riding experience.

My favorites are: 

Rockbros Bell

Best Electric Scooter Accessories

While this does look a bit odd, it is functional and does a great job as a bell. It is waterproof, and its silicone material makes it rustproof and doesn’t damage your bike when clamped. The battery lasts for a year and the 110 dB sound is powerful and loud.

You can change the sound to your taste by long-pressing the button for 3 seconds. 

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Knog Oi

Best Electric Scooter Accessories

The Knog Oi is simple to fit, loud and practical. You can run your cables through the cutout for them, which is a nice touch. They are made with aluminum and stainless steel, so bye-bye to rusts.

With 4 colors to choose from, they will be a good cosmetic match too. 

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Glodorm Bell for Scooters

Best Electric Scooter Accessories

The Glodorm is an adjustable bell that’s made from high quality ABS and rubber pads allowing it to remain stable and offer a longer life. This is a loud scooter bell and can make noise up to 100 decibels. It’s rustproof and is available in 9 color options.

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Locks for Electric Scooters

Just like how you need to be safe, your electric scooters need to be safe too, from thieves. Electric scooters are designed to be portable so that you can carry them anywhere. But it is not always possible or convenient, like at a small shop or a place that doesn’t allow you to carry them inside.

In such cases it is handy to carry a lock for your electric scooters, this will ensure its safety from the risk of being stolen.

These locks offer you peace of mind when your scooter misses your presence outside:  

Master Lock Street Cuff

Best Electric Scooter Accessories

Don’t be alarmed, this is not some parallel universe where you are cuffed while your new electric scooter does your shopping, this lock is specially made for electric scooters. It locks tightly around the vertical handlebar.

The manufacturers claim that it is almost impossible to cut because it is made from hardened steel. It is easy to fold down and carry it in your pocket or backpack. It weighs around 3.3 pounds. 

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Kryptonite KryptoFlex 1230 Cable Lock

Best Electric Scooter Accessories

While bicycle locks are not the best locks for electric scooters, the KryptoFlex 1230 are a great fit. Kryptonite makes some of the best locks for bicycles and the KryptoFlex 1230s are their best yet. It is easy to carry in a backpack, and if you don’t carry a backpack, it can be a chore to carry around.

It is long enough to easily strap your electric scooter to something safe. It also comes with a weather guard to prevent rusting of the locking mechanism.  

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Segway Ninebot Scooter Lock

Best Electric Scooter Accessories

The Segway Ninebot lock is made from strong braided steel and a PVC coating. It has a 5 digit locking system which offers over 10,000 code possibilities. This lock is easy to use and uses a self coiling design allowing it to be used for multiple purposes.

The lock even comes with a mounting bracket so it can be used for other reasons.

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Head-Lights for Electric Scooters 

Most electric scooters come with a light attached to them, but if you are someone that rides a lot at night, it is good to have an additional LED light. This lets you ride more comfortably in the night as your visibility is increased.

Some of my favorites are: 

Curve Light 3 by Bookman

Best Electric Scooter Accessories

These can be strapped on the handlebar of your electric scooter with their adjustable elastic silicone band. They are bright reliable and waterproof for those rainy night rides. 

Bright Eyes 1600 lumen LED

Best Electric Scooter Accessories

One of the brightest LED lights you can get for your electric scooters are these. They last for 4+ hours on high, 6+ hours on medium and 16+ hours on low setting.

Apart from that, they are waterproof and you can use them for other activities like hiking, camping etc., because of their practicality. 

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IPSXP 1000 Lumen Scooter Light

Best Electric Scooter Accessories

This USB rechargeable light offers up to 6 hours on the highest mode, 18 hours on the middle mode and 12 hours on strobe setting. It’s bright and throws out around 1000 lumen allowing you to clearly see up to 500 meters ahead of you. The IPSXP is waterproof and can easily be fitted on any scooter out there.

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Cleaning Accessories for Electric Scooters

Cleaning accessories are essential to keep your electric scooters in good condition and ensure a long life for them. These are especially very useful in places where there is a lot of mud and dust or where it rains very often.

The dust and mud can settle in all the nooks and crevices of your electric scooter which can reduce performance over time. They can also damage your scooters as dirt and grime can lead to corrosion. And a clean and shiny bike looks better than one that isn’t.

To ensure this doesn’t happen, regularly clean your electric scooters with these: 

Muc-Off spray

Best Electric Scooter Accessories

These are favorites among cyclists and bikers. And they are rightly so because they use state of the art Nanotech formula to breakdown dirt and grimes at a molecular level. They don’t use any harmful chemicals or solvents.

They are easy to use and can clean all components off your scooter safely. Rinse your scooter in water and spray Muc-Off on your entire scooter, wait for a few minutes. Use a brush or sponge to clean your scooter and rinse with water to lean.

Your electric scooter will look brand spanking new after this.  

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Park Tool BCB-4.2 Bicycle Cleaning Brush Set

Best Electric Scooter Accessories

Any set of electric scooter cleaning set will do good. I use the Park Tool BCB-4.2 Bicycle Cleaning Brush Set for cleaning purposes of my electric scooters.  

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Carry Straps for Electric Scooters

Electric scooters are built for convenience, and this includes the convenience of carrying them. They are portable vehicles that can be easily folded and carried around. But there are exceptions, some powerful electric scooters can be heavy and big.

And even when they are not heavy or big, you still don’t want to hold them in your hands all the time. This can be avoided by using carry straps for electric scooters.

Some recommended carry straps are: 

Hand Strap Belt by Zonsuse

Best Electric Scooter Accessories

These straps offer value for money, are simple and comfortable to use. They have two clips that lock on to the front and rear wheel, which makes them balanced when resting from your shoulders. The straps can also be adjusted and can carry up to 80 pounds. You can fold them when not in use and put them in your backpack.  

Tomall Electric Scooter Strap

Best Electric Scooter Accessories

Another excellent scooter strap that comes with 5 cm padded strap for comfort and ease of use. They are adjustable to fit your size needs. They fold down to save space when not in use and are durable and offer up to 80 pounds of carrying capacity.  

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Epessa Shoulder Strap

Best Electric Scooter Accessories

Made from high-quality durable nylon, the Epessa can carry a maximum weight of 40 kgs. It’s adjustable and comes with quick release hooks that you can use to attach to your scooter. The strap is made to be flexible and can be placed within your bag while you’re using the scooter.

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Other Useful Accessories

Reflectors

Best Electric Scooter Accessories

Electric scooters already come attached with reflectors, but you can also buy some wearable reflectors. This is to ensure that you are more visible for other vehicles in the dark or on a foggy day. 

Clip-on Reflectors by Bookman use magnets to clip onto your clothing and can provide visibility for up to 125 meters. 

The Urban Moov reflective kit is also very practical as they use LED strips. They fit on your shoes, bags, helmets for night visibility. You will have to change the batteries every once in a while. 

Phone Mount

Best Electric Scooter Accessories

Phone mounts are used for navigational purposes and the occasional video recording. You can find a lot of good phone mounts on Amazon.  

Trolley bags

Best Electric Scooter Accessories

You can use these instead of electric scooter straps to carry your electric scooters. While these may be easy to use, they are not convenient for carrying around, as bags take up more space.  

Conclusion 

The increase in popularity of electric scooters would have made you want an electric scooter. This would have left you wondering if you have everything to have the optimal electric scooter riding experience. Accessories for electric scooters make it easier and safer for you to ride, maintain and enjoy them. 

The above accessories are essential for an optimal riding experience and are worth it. I hope that this article helps you in choosing the best accessories for your electric scooter.  

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Best Waterproof Electric Scooters

I love electric scooters and I use them daily for short commutes.

You may ask, what about when it’s raining, I still use them as there are a lot of good electric scooters in the market now.

Electric scooters started out as toys in the first place to satisfy the kid in you. But their popularity as a reliable vehicle for commuting has led to manufacturers innovating a lot. And whether you like it or not, you will have to commute or get stuck in the rain every once in a while, this led to the birth of waterproof electric scooters.

This article is to help you choose the best waterproof electric scooters in the market right now.

Waterproof Electric ScootersPrice
EMOVE Cruiser$1,399.00
Segway Ninebot MAX$730.99
Apollo Explore$1,249.00
Xiaomi M365 Electric Scooter Pro$736.50
Gotrax XR Ultra$359.99
Segway Ninebot ES4$769.99

Read on and choose the best waterproof electric scooter for yourself.  

Best Waterproof Electric Scooters

Owning an electric scooter is great only when you can afford to take it out while its raining. Here are some of the best waterproof electric scooters you can buy right now!

EMOVE Cruiser

Best Waterproof Electric Scooters

One of the most popular electric scooters in the higher end of the spectrum, the EMOVE Cruiser is an excellent waterproof electric scooter. It boasts an IPX6 rating making it one of the most durable electric scooters in the rain.

You can travel for long and safe in rain or wet conditions with any fear. The EMOVE cruiser holds its own when not being subjected to wet conditions too as it features some mind-blowing specs.  

Best Waterproof Electric Scooters

The EMOVE Cruise can cruise at 25 mph for up to 62 miles which is a crazy long-range. All of this is possible thanks to the 600W motor and the huge 1560 Watt-hr battery.

It offers the best of everything if you have the cash for it. It doesn’t come cheap, but I have nothing against it because it still overs outstanding value for the money as there’s nothing quite like it.

Best Waterproof Electric Scooters

This scooter surely one of the best waterproof electric scooters, if not the best one in the market.  

ProsCons
Excellent value for money despite being costly.A bit on the heavier side weighing at 52 pounds
IPX6 rating is one of the highest for an electric scooter.
10-inch wheels for comfortable and stable riding experience.
Ridiculously high range of 62 miles.
Extremely quick and fast with a top speed of 25 mph.

Segway Ninebot MAX

Best Waterproof Electric Scooters

Segway is a leading electric scooter manufacturer and when they create their best scooter yet, we get one of the best electric scooters ever, the Segway Ninebot MAX.

The fact that it is waterproof makes it one of the best waterproof electric scooters too. The Segway Ninebot Max has a max range of 40.4 miles which is simply amazing. A top speed of 18.6 mph makes it a fun way to get around too.  

Best Waterproof Electric Scooters

All this is possible due to its powerful 350-Watt motor, the large 551 Watt-hr battery and its lightweight design.

Best Waterproof Electric Scooters

The Segway Ninebot Max is IPX5 rated allowing it to travel in wet conditions. Combined with its large 10-inch pneumatic tires, the Ninebot Max is a great companion for commutes on dry or wet weather.  

ProsCons
Excellent range of 40 miles.Not the quickest electric scooter.
Lightweight yet durable design.
10-inch large tires for comfortable riding even in wet conditions
IPX5 rating is one of the best for an electric scooter.

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Apollo Explore

Best Waterproof Electric Scooters

The Apollo Explore is another electric scooter that is aimed for the more enthusiast, costlier end of the market. It is developed to give you all the features you can ask for. And one of the features is that it is waterproof with an IP54 rating.

Best Waterproof Electric Scooters

What makes it one of the best waterproof electric scooters is that along with the IP rating, it comes with other specs that make it a great match for wet weather. The 10-inch pneumatic tires make it easy to travel whether you are riding in dry, wet or on hilly terrain.

The 1000W motor offers an amazing top speed of 31 mph. Apollo didn’t skimp on the range either as his electric scooter can go up to 37 miles on a single charge. The 24-month warranty will give you peace of mind as it the best in the segment.

Best Waterproof Electric Scooters

If you want the best of everything, then the Apollo Explore is one of the best electric scooters in the market making easily one of the best electric waterproof electric scooters too.  

ProsCons
One of the fastest electric scooters at 31 mph.The rear mudguard is a little flimsy.
Good range of 37 miles.Handlebars are prone to wobbling.
Very good bang for the buck.
Best in class 24-month warranty.
IPX5 rating for dust and water protection.
10-inch wheels for a smooth riding experience.

Xiaomi M365 Electric Scooter Pro

Best Waterproof Electric Scooters

The Xiaomi M365 Electric Scooter Pro is probably one of the most popular scooters ever, thanks to the brand power of Xiaomi as a smartphone manager. And it is very safe to safe that Xiaomi delivered with their electric scooter to as Xiaomi M365 electric scooter Pro is one of the best electric scooters with multiple awards to its name. 

Best Waterproof Electric Scooters

What makes the M365 a great waterproof electric scooter is that it checks all the boxes. With an IP54 rating, powerful 600-Watt motor and large wheels, it is a great companion in the wet condition.

The increase in battery capacity lets you travel for up to 28 miles so you travel longer, rain or not. The larger disc brake with shock absorbers makes it an excellent electric scooter to navigate through the rain. 

Best Waterproof Electric Scooters

All things considered, the Xiaomi M365 Electric scooter Pro is one of the best waterproof electric scooters and it comes at a great price, offering a lot of value for your money.  

ProsCons
Powerful 600-Watt motor.Long charging time.
Decent Range of 28 miles.
Great Value for money.
IPX5 Rating.
One of the best-looking electric scooters.

Gotrax XR Ultra

Best Waterproof Electric Scooters

The Gotrax XR Ultra is the best electric scooter from Gotrax, filled with features that make it an amazing electric scooter. The 300-Watt motor is capable of taking you on speeds of up to 15.5 mph. The Lithium-Ion battery gives you 16 miles of uninterrupted range.

Best Waterproof Electric Scooters

While the range might seem less, it makes the Gotrax XR Ultra one of the most portable electric scooters in the market right now weighing in at only 26 pounds.  

The Gotrax XR Ultra is also IP54 rated making it suitable for rain and wet weather. The 8.5-inch pneumatic tires offer a smooth and comfortable riding experience.

Best Waterproof Electric Scooters

All of the above and its price tag is what makes it an excellent electric scooter. It is very affordable yet offers some of the best features making it one of the best waterproof electric scooters you can buy if you are on a tight budget.  

ProsCons
One of the best value for money optionsNot the quickest or fastest electric scooter.
Cheap yet feature-rich.Very limited range compared to the others on the list.
Smooth riding experience.
The IPX5 rating is good for wet conditions.
One of the lightest electric scooters in the market

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Segway Ninebot ES4

Best Waterproof Electric Scooters

If the Segway Ninebot Max was the best Segway can offer in terms of driving capability, then the Ninebot ES4 is the best Segway can in terms of user experience. It still comes with an IP54 rating so it’s as good the Ninebot Max in terms of waterproofing.

Best Waterproof Electric Scooters

It falls short in other categories like range. But with a top speed of 19 mph and a range of 28 miles, it delivers for its price.

With a bright LED screen and strong build quality, you can easily get through a dull wet day. The shock absorbers n both wheels aid in a smooth and stable riding experience even in wet conditions. And the Segway Ninebot costs just right to give you decent value for money.

Best Waterproof Electric Scooters

All of this put together makes it one of the best waterproof electric scooters you can buy.  

ProsCons
A very good range for the price.Not the best brakes.
IPX5 rated making it good for wet conditions.Long charging time.
Lightweight and compact for portability.Not as fast as some in the list.
LED screen.
Great riding experience.

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Conclusion 

If you are someone who lives in a wet region and if you love traveling o electric scooters, you will for sure need electric scooters that are waterproof. The above are some of the best waterproof electric scooters that you can buy right now.

They all feature IP ratings and good tires and build quality to back them up in tricky wet conditions. You won’t be disappointed choosing any of the above scooters as they are not only great for wet conditions but also for dry conditions.

Get the one you need and for your price as these are the best waterproof electric scooters.  

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How Does A Hoverboard Work?

When you hear the word “Hoverboard”, do you get nostalgic and think about the one used in the “Back to the Future” movie franchise? Though the hoverboard depicted in the movies can levitate, we haven’t been able to witness it in real life just yet. 

Rather, what we have are self-balancing scooters (considered as hoverboards). These self balancing scooters are nicknamed hoverboards because of their ability to make you feel like you’re hovering over the ground. 

They are loads of fun to use and are pretty great for commuting as well. But what makes them move? How are they able to move autonomously? 

Read on to find out how hoverboards work as I take you through the main contents and their functions.

How Does A Hoverboard Work?

Hoverboards are self-balancing scooters that use wheels to get around and can’t actually hover. They’re considered hoverboards because of their sensors that help them maintain balance. These sensors read the user’s body movements and accordingly move in the appropriate direction. 

Now, I know that most of you won’t be happy with the hoverboards of today, but fear not. Levitating hoverboards are not far off and they would use the force of magnetism to hover over the ground and get you places.

The Main Components of a Hoverboard

To understand how the hoverboard of today works, let’s take a look at its main components:

  • The Logic Board
  • Two Gyroscopes (situated next to the wheels)
  • Two Hub Motors (situated in the wheels along with Tilt and Speed sensors)
  • A Battery Pack

Let’s take a look at how each of these components work.

The Logic Board

How Does A Hoverboard Work?

Similar to all electronic devices, the hoverboard has a logic board (motherboard) that acts as the brain of the device. It receives information from the sensors and gyroscopes and relays commands to the other working parts of the hoverboard such as the battery and motor to drive the wheels.

For example, there are some hoverboards that come with different riding modes. These modes are controlled by the logic board.

In simple terms, the logic board connects all the components of the hoverboard together to form a single unit. Without the logic board you’d have a pointless piece of tech with no apparent use for it.

Two Gyroscopes (situated in the wheels)

How Does A Hoverboard Work?

The gyroscopes in a hoverboard are what help them “self-balance”. They are normally situated right next to the wheel and use the speed and tilt information generated by their respective sensors to maintain balance with the help of the logic board. 

You can find a gyroscope in many devices today such as your smartphone, cameras, drones and so on. These chip-sets can be calibrated when they act up or if they seem out of sync and that’s what makes them user friendly. 

Hoverboards normally would face issues after a point in time with their gyroscopes, all you’d have to do is basically re-calibrate the gyroscopes to zero to fix the issue.

Two Hub Motors (situated in the wheels along with Tilt and Speed sensors)

How Does A Hoverboard Work?

Hoverboards are equipped with two motors, one in each wheel. This is done so that each wheel can move independently from the other at different speeds. If there was only a single motor in the hoverboard, you would not be able to turn and only travel in one direction, talk about a boring ride.

Anyway, these wheels are geared and come with tilt and speed sensors that track your bodily movements and send instructions to the gyroscopes and logic board to either increase speed, turn, slow down or stop.

They might look like plain old wheels, but underneath all that rubber there are quite a few technological things happening out of sight.

A Battery Pack

How Does A Hoverboard Work?

The battery pack is what keeps the hoverboard going, it powers the motors and helps run the logic board which enables you to move around. There are different battery packs available out there but most hoverboards come equipped with 36V 4400mAh battery packs.

It’s good to note that if the hoverboard costs relatively less than others in the market, it’s probably using a smaller capacity battery pack. So make sure to check the wattage and capacity of the battery pack before buying a hoverboard.

The Technology That Runs Your Hoverboard

How Does A Hoverboard Work?

Hoverboards don’t run with the help of an application on your smartphone or by using a remote. Everything that you need to control your hoverboard is situated beneath your feet. 

Underneath the foot-pads, you would find a total of 4 switches two on either side. It’s these switches that control how you move around on the hoverboard and which direction to follow. 

The switches are positioned in such a way that if you apply pressure on the switch in the front, you’ll signal the hoverboard to move forward. Similarly, if you apply pressure on the switches at the back then you’d slow down, stop or move in reverse. 

So if you’re looking to turn around or follow a certain direction, you can try either of the following.

  • If you activate the right front switch then only the right wheel will accelerate forward.
  • If you activate the left rear switch then the left wheel will accelerate backward.

This will make you turn left, in order to turn right use the left forward switch and the right rear switch in unison.

So basically, hoverboards work by following this pattern.

  • When you stand on the hoverboard the floorboard switches trigger an infrared  LED light that activates the sensors to keep the board stagnant and in one position.
  • When you lean forward or apply pressure only on the front switches, the switch will turn off the infrared light and sensor notifying the logic board to run the motor.
  • The tilt sensors situated in the wheels let the logic board know when to go faster or slower. Leaning forward on the hoverboard activates the tilt sensors that inform the gyroscope how far forward you’re leaning. This then gets relayed to the logic board which will determine the speed the hoverboard should travel at.

It takes a little getting used to but riding a hoverboard is fun and can really bring a smile to your face.

So there you have it, hoverboards are quite similar to skateboards or scooters but rely on your body weight to move around. In short, they work by using your center of gravity along with the gyroscope, motor and logic board to propel you forward, backward, left or right. 

How Do I Work My Hoverboard?

How Does A Hoverboard Work?

Hoverboards may not seem like everyone’s cup of tea as there’s no support when you’re on it. It will take a bit of falling down before you can actually get the hang of riding one. So, if you’re disheartened, don’t worry because I’ll guide you step by step on how to ride a hoverboard without falling down.

  • Start by placing your hoverboard on a flat and even surface. This is done to calibrate the gyroscope and set the balance. Also, starting off on a flat surface eliminates the chances of you slipping and falling.
  • Now that the hoverboard is on a flat surface, turn on the hoverboard (you must turn on the hoverboard before stepping on it to activate the self-balancing function.)
  • Place one foot on the hoverboard as close to the wheel as possible (choose your most dominant foot so there’s no loss of balance).
  • When you know that  you’re stable, place the second foot on the hoverboard close to the other wheel (this is done to give you a wider stance which results in better stability)

Stand straight and stay still until you’re certain you are ready to begin.

Tip: Most hoverboards come with a Beginners Mode. If you’re skeptical and would love to learn then start with one that has this mode available and start from scratch.

  • Once you’re ready to move around, start by gently leaning forward. Make sure your ankles are the only joints moving and maintain a straight waist for optimal balance.
  • The turns are similar to what was explained earlier, to head left, push your right toe downward while keeping your left foot still. You can also try leaning in that particular direction. Similar for turning left but with the opposite feet.

Another thing to remember is that while stopping a hoverboard things may get tricky and you’ll fall down.

Here’s how you can safely dismount your hoverboard:

  • Begin by shifting your weight to your dominant foot.
  • Proceed to step off backward with the other foot and then step off completely.

Stepping off forward can result in the hoverboard shoot out from under your feet. It’s safer to step off backward.

Conclusion

Hoverboards are compact, don’t cost too much and are fun to use, if it was not for the advancement in technology we’d still be using skateboards today. So, now that you know how hoverboards work, why don’t you head on out there and give one a go. 

Trust me, you won’t regret it

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How do e-Scooters work

How do e-Scooters Work

by John Girdle

Skateboards from the Future! 

That’s what I like to call an Electric Scooter or e-Scooter for short. Yeah, they’re pretty cool looking flat board scooters with one major major technological upgrade, they run on motors and have battery packs.

Mind blowing right? Well, eScooters have been around for quite some time but have not managed to reach the popularity level of eBikes. They’re smaller and more compact than a traditional eBike and are actually a safer means of travel.

These eScooters are a form of micro-mobility, getting you from point A to B in a jiffy. There are hundreds of electric scooter brands with an even wider range to choose from, from eScooters for adults and kids to seated electric scooters. 

But have you ever wondered, how eScooters work?

Here’s how they work.
Like any mechanical device, eScooters have a number of electrical components that help propel the scooter forward. 
They use the hub motor to propel the scooter forward, the battery to power the electrical components in the scooter and the motherboard or motor controller to regulate the current flowing to the motor from the battery giving it more speed.

Let’s look at how these components drive the eScooter to get an understanding on how electric scooters work in the real world.

How do e-Scooters Work

Electric scooters run on batteries, typically rechargeable ones made of lead or Lithium. These batteries are not only coupled with the motor but also a lighting system, controller, and at times even the braking system, bringing your e-Scooter to life.

Some models of e-Scooters come equipped with a single motor while some have dual motors for greater propulsion, this results in larger batteries being used.

Ideally, how an electric scooter works can be summarized in the following way:

  • The motor that provides movement is situated in the wheels of the scooter.
  • From here, the rechargeable batteries which are located within the floorboard are activated and transmit current to the motor with the help of an intricate system of electrical wiring all through the frame of the scooter.
  • Once the throttle is twisted, signals are relayed to the motherboard or the motor controller which in turn informs the battery how much current to power the motor with. This system will power a single hub motor or in some cases dual hub motors allowing you to start moving forward.

But it’s not always so simple. So, in order to understand how an electric scooter works, you must know what components are used in an e-Scooter. 

The main components of an Electric Scooter are:

Battery

How do e-Scooters work

Though most may think that the heart of an e-Scooter is the motor, the larger the motor the faster you can go. But that’s not entirely true, in fact the most important component in any e-Scooter is the battery unit.  

The advances in battery technology have made it possible to use larger capacity batteries on electric scooters.

  • New age batteries are compact and powerful making them easier to fit on a small frame. These rechargeable batteries are an efficient source of power and actually enhances your overall riding experience.
  • Batteries are measured in Watt-hours or Wh, any budget scooter would have a capacity range of about 250Wh whereas top end electric scooters would have capacities of around 3000Wh.
  • High-Quality batteries of today can give you a riding range of about 12-15 miles on a single charge while also being seamlessly integrated into the design of the e-Scooter and not hindering your ability to ride properly.

Motor

How do e-Scooters work

Second in command, the motors on an electric scooter are built into the wheels making them hub motors. Some models of e-Scooters come with one hub motor while some have motors in both wheels.

The motors are brush-less direct current (BLDC) motors that are rated based on their power consumption by the expression ‘Watts ’. 

Think of it like this, greater wattage means it’s an extremely powerful motor that is capable of achieving higher speeds.

Motors and e-Scooters are available in three difference performance variants, 

  • You have the average or low-end electric scooters running on a 250-300 watt motor,
  • Intermediate or mid-range electric scooters will have a 500-600 watt motor
  • And the extremely high-performance scooters will use high powered dual 1200W motors.

Motherboard

How do e-Scooters work

A motherboard on an electric scooter is a unit that sends power to your motor based on your throttle input. These small and compact devices are hidden within the frame of the e-Scooter and basically help control the flow of current from the battery to your motor and other electrical components.

The motherboard aka motor controller looks like a small block of steel with numerous wires protruding from its side. The metal used acts as a heat sink so it does not overheat.

  • A speed controller will be hooked up to the battery and other components such as the brakes and throttle. 
  • Upon receiving electronic signals from either the throttle or the brakes, it controls and limits the amount of current flowing to the motor. 
  • The faster you want to travel, the more current is sent through and if you’re applying your brakes, the e-Scooter slows down and current flow is then cut off.

These small devices are rated based on the voltage and current they are capable of regulating. High powered e-Scooters will have higher voltage and current ratings while low powered e-Scooters come with speed controllers that have lower voltage and current ratings.

Brakes

How do e-Scooters work

There are two primary types of braking systems on an electric scooter, the disc system and the drum system. Both rely on friction to stop the e-Scooter and are shaped quite differently. There are other braking systems available but are not so reliable.

  • The drum braking system is such where the brake shoes remain stagnant while the drum itself rotates along with the wheel.
  • When it comes to the disc braking system, the disc plate rotates along with the wheel and can be stopped when the pads that are situated on either side of the disc plate come in contact with it.

The manual braking system can be activated on the handle bar by holding the lever inward, similar to any bike or eBike out there. 

There are some electric scooters which come with an e-braking system which rely on the motor to slow down. These brakes need not be periodically serviced or adjusted as they’re electrical.

Truth be told, manual braking is the best way to go as they offer much stronger braking capabilities than an electrical system.

Tires and Wheels

How do e-Scooters work

Tires used on electric scooters are meant to give you traction while accelerating and slowing down in any emergency. Some scooters use airless tires while others use pneumatic ones. 

Pneumatic tires are filled with air and improve the overall quality of your ride. These can be used on e-Scooters with or without suspensions,  they are made from a supple rubber material allowing them to perform quite well in adverse conditions.

The wheels on an e-Scooter are an important part of how fast you can go and how stable your ride truly is. A large 10” wheel base with rubber pneumatic tires can give you more cushioning with lesser vibration and can help you achieve greater speeds as compared to an electric scooter with a smaller wheelbase and tires.

Frame

How do e-Scooters work

The frame of your e-Scooter can determine the total weight you can carry, if it’s sturdy enough to house new components and receive upgrades.

This skeleton is normally made from different lightweight materials such as aluminum and stainless steel making them durable and easy to carry. The frame on most e-Scooters are fold-able and can be packed and transported anywhere you like in a convenient manner. 

Some models of e-Scooters come with a raised seat while there are some designed for people with reduced mobility. 

Basically they come in all shapes and sizes, each designed to target a specific group of people. 

It is the frame that houses the battery pack, motherboard, the wheels with hub motors are connected to the frame of the e-Scooter making it the most crucial piece of the whole puzzle.

Conclusion

Electric Scooters or e-Scooters are the next best thing for an easier commute. Using an electric scooter has always been fun and now that you know how they work, keeping their important components safe is going to be your number one priority.

There’s always a thrill when there’s more power involved. 

Riding your e-Scooter must always be done in a precautionary manner so as not to get involved in an accident. Make sure you have a set of tools to help tackle any issue which may arise while riding your e-Scooter.

Can you ride an e-Scooter without power?

Yes, you can but it’s not recommended. Since the new models of electric scooters run solely on electricity, you would end up damaging your e-Scooter or hurt yourself in the process if you use it without power.

How do e-Scooters charge?

Charging an e-Scooter is pretty straight-forward. Plug in the battery to any standard power outlet using the charging cable which comes with the electric scooter. If your scooter permits, you can take out the battery and charge just the battery indoors.

How long do electric scooter batteries last?

Electric Scooter batteries are made to be durable and long lasting, they can range anywhere between 2-4 years or up to 5000 miles without needing a change. There are a few factors which can influence the life of a battery pack such as; distance covered, storage mechanism, capacity of the battery and the conditions under which it was used.

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Is Electric Car Charging Free

Whether you like it or not, the future is electric cars.

The rise in the number of electric cars can make you question a lot. A lot of doubts and concerns about electric cars or electric vehicles in general. One of the main questions that frequently comes up is about the charging of electric cars.

From the title you are here for the answer to the question “Is electric car charging free?”

The short answer is no, it costs money to charge an electric car.

For a detailed answer let’s dive deep into everything about charging an electric car. 

Is Electric Car Charging Free

Charging your electric vehicle such as an electric car is not free and you’d end up paying for it eventually. Owning an electric car will result in you having to charge it every time the batteries run low, same as any battery operated vehicle.

With electric cars you will have to take into consideration the cost of electricity where you live, the duration the car has to be charged for. There is also the off chance that your electric car will have to be charged at a public EV charging booth which is a very expensive affair.

Let’s see how expensive charging your electric car really is.


Charging an Electric Car

Is Electric Car Charging Free

Since electric cars need electricity to run, they need to store electricity on them to move freely. They do this by utilizing heavy-capacity batteries. These batteries need to be charged from time to time to power the vehicle. Charging them is fairly simple, using the included charger, you can charge them at home or at a specialized charging station.  

  • Owning an electric car requires you to have a garage so you can plug the charger in the garage wall socket. If you have a garage, you are almost good to go, you just have to install an electricity connection to your garage if you don’t have any, and you can let the car get charged. The car can be plugged in when it’s parked and needs to be juiced up. The electricity the car uses to charge will be reflected on your electricity bill.  
Is Electric Car Charging Free
  • Electric cars can also be charged at public charging stations. There are specialised charging stations being set up so that owners of electric cars can charge at these stations and pay up for the amount for electricity used during that session. This is a nice feature allowing you to travel much further than on a single charge or if you need an emergency topping. These stations also have better-rated chargers allowing you to charge the cars significantly faster than home charging. 

While these charging stations are far and few in-between, the government has pledged and urged for more charging stations in the future. The chance of finding a charging station can be hard now. But the situation can only get better from here and its good thing for existing and potential future electric car owners.  


Cost to Charge an Electric Car

Is Electric Car Charging Free

Electricity is a commodity like any other, so it doesn’t come for free. So, using an electric car requires you to pay for the electricity you use to charge it. It’s easy to calculate the money you’ll have to put aside for electric charging.  

For example, let’s take Hyundai Kona, equipped with a 39 kWh (kilowatt-hour) battery, it can run 280 miles on a full charge. So, the car needs 0.08 units of electricity to travel 1.6 miles of distance (39 units/ 280 km= 0.08 unit for 1.6 miles). So, all that’s left is to find the rate of a unit of electricity in your region and multiply it with 39 for the cost you’ll have to pay.  

  • New York has a price of 21.0 cents per kWh of electricity, so you’ll have to pay approximately 4-5 dollars to travel 280 miles in an electric car. This is a huge benefit for electric cars over petrol-powered cars. The same distance traveled by an efficient petrol car will require more than $50+ worth of fuel. 
  • If you consider charging at a specialised electric station, more and more stations are being put up to facilitate the service better. Using a public charging station in New York can cost around $8-9 on average.  

Using special types of charging technologies like DC charging allows you to charge way quicker are expensive to set up. If you require them at your home it could cost a fortune. And when you use such better-rated technology at a specialised station, the cost of charging is higher.  

Is Electric Car Charging Free
  • Charging degrades the battery over time and use. It reduces the battery capacity over time and eventually damaging it beyond use.
  • When this happens, you will have to replace the battery so that you can continue using the car. This adds further to the cost of charging electric cars because they are directly connected. And replacing these batteries are not cheap, in fact, a big percentage of the cost of an electric car is associated with its battery.

You will have to save up money to buy a battery in the future if you are using an electric car regularly. It is a disadvantage compared to conventional cars. 

Even though electricity used to charge and run electric cars is low and making them a cheaper alternative. They might not necessarily be the best values. Electric cars generally are more expensive than their counterparts. They have a higher cost of maintenance if something goes wrong.

The replacing of the battery is almost inevitable when you use them for years and its something to keep in mind when buying one. One can save up the money saved from not using petrol or diesel, and use it when the time comes to replace the battery. 


Time required to Charge an Electric Car

Time is money, and juicing up batteries is not like juicing up petrol tanks. Charging batteries need time and in some cases a lot of time. The time required to charge depends on the type of charger. Higher rated chargers can help the batteries to charge fast.  

For example, Nissan LEAF (2018) takes 11 hours to charge using a 3.7 kW charger, while it takes only an hour to charge using 43-50 kV rapid charging. There are other rated chargers that fall in the middle of the these. The faster the charging technology the costlier to set up. 

Manufacturers set up slower variants at home so that you can charge it overnight for a cheaper cost. The charging technology at homes usually uses 3.7 kV or 7 kV chargers to reduce the cost of setting up. Electric charging stations generally have higher and powerful chargers so that you can have a quick top-up and be on your way back soon.

Is Electric Car Charging Free

Another example is Tata Nexon EV powered by a 30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery. It takes about 60 minutes to charge 80% of the battery when using fast charging. But it takes about 8,5 hours to charge using a slower 15 Amp plug point. 

Charging times are also influenced by:

  • Size of battery, bigger batteries will take longer to charge. 
  • State of battery, an empty battery will take longer to fill up compared to a half-filled one. 
  • Charging technology of the vehicle itself, some vehicles have a cap of only 22 kV charging. Others have higher caps allowing them to charge faster. 
  • Temperature, the colder the surrounding, the more time it takes to charge. 

The Future of Electric Car Charging

The present and future are bright for electric cars in terms of charging. Right now, from a cost-based standpoint, electric cars absolutely trump gasoline-based cars. But when you factor in battery degradation and eventual replacement of the battery, it may not seem as lucrative of a deal. 

Electricity rates will obviously increase due to inflation. But the time taken to charge will reduce significantly due to better innovations in the technology. This and other advancements can give better mileage in the future. While they are technically not free to charge, they are cheaper compared to the running costs of petrol/diesel cars. The only caveat is the battery replacement of these components which can net a higher total cost in the end. 

Better technologies and manufacturing process allows the price to come down. This will make them cheaper more affordable for the public. The future will tell how much affordable these cars get and I am certain it will only get better.

Conclusion

Charging your electric car is not a free affair and will cost you every-time you plan on charging your car. From in-home wall chargers to charging stations you will be required to pay an amount based on the electricity consumed over the hour.

While DC charging is by far the costliest, companies like Volta are trying to bring around free DC charging at public stations making it much more convenient and cheaper than traditional charging booths.

With changes slowly taking place around the States we’re sure to have free electric car charging in the near future and it won’t be such a burden.

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Best Kids' Electric Cars

Ever wanted to drive as a kid, while you make missed the chance to be and feel like a true racer as a kid, you don’t want to let your kids pass on that dream. Your kids can now feel like a racer too, with the Best kids’ electric cars on the market.

These are safe, fun and feature-loaded machines that are excellent value and offer tons of fun for your kids. 

These electric cars are great for a variety of uses and they will also help your kids develop. Driving improves hand-eye coordination, awareness and gives your kids a sense of responsibility.

I have chosen some of the best electric cars for kids in the market right now. Your kids will be delighted to own any one of these as they are all excellent options.   

  • Best Choice Products Ride On 12V Car Truck
  • Uenjoy 12V Electric Lamborghini
  • Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer
  • Kid Trax Dodge Viper SRT 12 V Ride On
  • Power Wheels Dune Racer

Best Kids’ Electric Cars

Why should grown-ups have all the fun?

Electric cars for kids have suddenly taken over the market by storm as the demand for them has grown over the past one year. They’re great, ideal for kids of all ages (not infants, obviously) and actually resemble a full scale electric car.

These are by far the best electric cars for kids that you can find online.

Best Choice Products Ride On 12V Car Truck

Best Choice Products Ride On 12V Car Truck is one of the more affordable models in this list makes it an attractive buy. It still offers tons of fun. The Ride On Car Truck is designed for both on-road and off-road use with its 14-inch large, durable wheels.

  • It can support only the rider but it has one of the best seats for comfortable long rides.  And it comes with a seat-belt for safety too. There are no doors so that kids can get in and out easily, there are metal railings for safety though.
  • Something that sets it apart from other electric cars for kids is that it features a modern dashboard.
  • The steering wheel looks and feels great and the Ride On Car Truck also offer music playback through an Aux port. Your kids can plug in a device of the choice and blast music as the cruise around your neighborhood. 
  • The Ride On Car Truck also offers variety in the color department with up to 5 choices. It also offers 3 driving modes compared to 2 found in most of its competition.
  • With parental controls for safety, you can change the driving modes that you deem best for your kids. With a slightly low max speed of 3.7 mph, the performance may seem to be lacking, but the Ride On Car Truck makes up for it in all categories and makes it one of the best electric scooters you can buy for kids.
  • It offers the best of all worlds, with excellent comfort, safety and performance over varied terrains. 
ProsCons
Looks and feels premium with a variety of colors to choose from.Can’t accommodate another passenger.
Features an excellent Dashboard with a speaker system.
Can be controlled by the kid driving or by remote.
Safe and comfortable with seatbelts and cushioned seats and a working suspension system.
Built-in LED lights.
Easy to assemble.

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Uenjoy 12V Electric Lamborghini

The Uenjoy Electric Lamborghini Aventador is one of the most stunning looking electric cars for kids. The detail and effort put into the design pays off as it looks like Lamborghini themselves made a kid’s version.

  • Along with the excellent design, the Uenjoy Lamborghini Aventador also boasts top tier performance and features. 
  • With speeds of 2 mph or 4 mph, and a reverse gear, it is versatile and fast. It also features a music system with Bluetooth connectivity and a working windshield.
  • The Uenjoy Lamborghini can also fit two kids for twice the fun and enjoyment. The remote-control support allows parents to help kids when learning.
  • And all this comes at one of the most affordable prices, it is truly one of the best electric cars for kids and is an absolute steal.  
ProsCons
Looks and feels fantastic like a real Lamborghini.Not suitable for rough terrains.
Powerful with a working gear shifter.Only one seat belt available.
Remote control support for safety.
Can accommodate two kids for better-shared experiences.
Offers great value for money at an affordable price.

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Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer

If your kid is more down to earth with an interest in nature and farming, look no further than the Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer. This is a one of its kind electric vehicle for kids that make kids feel like a real farmer. 

  • One of the most well-built electric cars on this list, it is great for on-road and especially off-road uses. It also features a trailer which great for carrying the agricultural load for your budding farmer.
  • With a total load capacity of 85 pounds, it can easily plough through any terrain with your kid and his farming resources. 
  • With 2 speed modes of either 2.5 mph or the more adventurous 4.5 mph, you can ensure safety for your child or provide them with all the power in the world he can ask for.
  • A fully functional entertainment system also makes it a complete package.  
ProsCons
One of a kind tractor design.Hard to replace the battery
Built to last with sturdy wheels.No remote control
Trailer for carrying things around.
Two-speed modes with an additional reverse gear too.
Comfortable padded seats with seatbelts for safety.
Functional FM radio and sound system.

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Kid Trax Dodge Viper SRT 12 V Ride On

The costliest on this list of best electric cars for kids is also the most sophisticated and powerful one. The Kid Trax Dodge Viper SRT 12V Ride On is all your kid can ever ask for.

  • With a powerful 12V battery ensuring long driving hours. The immaculate attention to design and detail also makes this one of the best-looking electric cars for kids. 
  • This attention to detail carries on to the interiors as well. The dashboard is fully kitted with an FM radio, music system, LED light system and a working horn. With a maximum carrying capacity of 130 lbs., it can carry an extra passenger too.
  • The Kid Trax Dodge Viper SRT also features sound effects for added realism and to offer the best possible experience for kids.
  • And the rubber traction tires make the Dodge Viper SRT can get around easily be it on-road or off-road.  
ProsCons
Powerful and strong with 130 lbs. carrying capacityExpensive.
Passenger seat and seatbelts for twice the fun and safety.No remote control
Designed with attention to detail and built to last long.
Functional doors and well-designed interiors.
Feature loaded with FM radio, music system, a horn and LED lights.

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Power Wheels Dune Racer

The Power heels Dune Racer is one of the best electric cars for kids for its versatility and practical approach. It can tread on and off-road which makes it versatile. The Dune Racer is spacious offering space for a fellow passenger. This doubles the fun for your kids.

  • There are no side doors which make it convenient to get in and get out. you don’t have to be worried about your kids accidentally falling out, because it comes with seatbelts for both the driver and the passenger.
  • The wheels are sturdy and strong enough to travel over grass, gravel and even small obstacles. This gives a variety and freedom to kids and increases possibilities.  
  • The Dune Racer is also equipped with a powerful motor, it can do up to 5 mph. There are two modes, one that limits the top speed to 2.5 mph and the other lets the kids zip at the full 5 mph top speed.
  • The Dune Racer even comes with a reverse gear that only makes it more versatile. The Dune Racer can support kids from 3-9 years old, thanks to the generous legroom in it.
  • The only downside I could think of for the Dune Racer is the lack of seat padding but you can get cheap seat pad and improve comfort while driving. 
  • The Power Wheels Dune Racer is a true off-road vehicle and is no slouch on-road as well.  
ProsCons
Big 12V battery offering hours of driving time.No seat cushioning which can make it uneasy for kids after a while.
Sturdy, durable wheels suited for on-road as well as off-road.
Metal sidebars for support
Supports driver and a passenger with seatbelts for safety.
Feature loaded with FM radio, music system, a horn and LED lights.

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Conclusion 

Electric cars for kids are extremely popular now and rightly so as they offer some of the best experiences for your kids. They are powerful, versatile and practical toys that will help your kids develop and have fun at the same time.

Finding a good electric car for your kids can be a hard thing because of all the option in the market, but the above list features some of the best electric cars for kids and you won’t go wrong choosing any of them for your kids.

Both you and your kids will be delighted with them.

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Best Dual Motor Electric Scooter

I’ve been using electric scooters for awhile now and I have to say, they are fun to ride. 

They’re nifty little modes of transportation with the ability to run for hours without having to be recharged. I own the Mi Electric Scooter and on a good day i get about 18-20 miles on a single charge depending on how fast i go, which is pretty reasonable considering the size of the scooter.

But, single motor scooters are great if you’re a beginner, you’re going to want something with a little more oomph to it and the only answer to that is a powerful dual motor electric scooter. These beasts are FAST! Like for real! They offer high-speeds and impressive torque (not to forget the high price-tags) that can get your heart racing every time you go out for a ride. 

If you’re looking to buy a dual motor electric scooter then you’re at the right place. I’ll take you through what according to me are the best dual motor scooters in the market, what they’re capable of and where you can get your hands on them.

  • WideWheel Dual Motor Scooter
  • Kaabo Mantis 10
  • Jue Shuai X60
  • Unagi Model One
  • Nanrobot D6

Best Dual Motor Electric Scooter

Owning a dual motor electric scooter is not for the faint of heart. They can be a little too powerful for everyone to handle and though they come with large motors that do the job, they’re something you must not consider a toy.

These scooters are built to cover large distances at great speeds without compromising on comfort. They have larger batteries to drive these monster motors and are capable of getting you up pretty steep hills.

Here are the Best Dual Motor Electric Scooters in varying price ranges. No matter which model you choose, I’d suggest that you get enough practice on a single motor scooter before upgrading.

Oh, and always wear a helmet!

WideWheel Dual Motor Scooter

Best Dual Motor Electric Scooter

This electric scooter from Espeed boasts of large dual 500W motors that let you conquer any slope with ease. It’s a great scooter if you’re looking for something comfortable and perfect for daily commuting. The scooter boasts of the ability to cover more distance in less time. 

Best Dual Motor Electric Scooter

It comes in a nice black shade and the frame is made from aluminum allowing it to be light and powerful at the same time. The WideWheel kick scooter is perfect for adults who are looking to go places.

Features

  • The WideWheel dual motor electric scooter has two 48V 500W motors that are capable of achieving speeds of 25+ miles per hour. 
  • It is powered by a high efficiency 8.8Ah Li-ion battery which can last for anywhere from 20 miles to 30 miles on a single charge (depending on the riding conditions). With a quick charger, this scooter can be recharged to full capacity within 6 hours.
  • With extra wide airless wheels and dual suspension, the WideWheel guarantees a comfortable ride, even on bumpy roads.
  • This scooter is crafted from an aluminum alloy and comes in black making it look sleek, a definite head turner.
  • The WideWheel is a foldable scooter making it easier to store and transport. Simply unlock the shaft and fold it downwards so you can carry it on board a train or place it in the boot of your car.
  • Loaded with electronics, it comes with LED front and rear lights, cruise control and a display mounted on the handlebar that shows your current stats.

Specifications

Motor Power48V 500W x 2
Battery Capacity8.8Ah Li-ion Battery
Top Speed / Range25+ miles per hour / 20-30 miles
Weight / Weight Limit46.9lbs / 220 lbs
Price$1,049.99

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Kaabo Mantis 10

Best Dual Motor Electric Scooter

The Kaabo mantis 10 is a high-performance electric scooter that’s on a totally different level as compared to any other electric scooter with dual motors. This beast of a scooter can hit top speeds of 40+ miles per hour while being comfortable and easy to ride.

Best Dual Motor Electric Scooter

There’s no chance that you’d want any other scooter once you’ve taken a test ride on this bad boy. It has an impressive range of travel and uses hydraulic brakes for a safer experience. Apart from being costly and heavier than others in the same segment, the Mantis 10 will always remain to be one of the best dual motor electric scooters out there.

Features

  • The Mantis 10 uses two 1000W brushless motors to attain max speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. With both the motors working in tandem, you can climb any hill with ease.
  • It comes equipped with swing arm spring suspensions for both the front and rear tires for an incredibly smooth ride even on bumpy/dug up roads or trails. The non-flat 10” pneumatic tires add extra softness to the scooter making it the smoothest scooter of its kind.
  • Powering the Mantis 10 is a 60V 24.5Ah battery that gives the scooter a total riding range of 30+ miles on a single charge. The battery is by far one of the best mentioned in this list.
  • Apart from the ability to be an extremely powerful scooter, the Mantis 10 has a smart protection system, these are; Over current Protection, Overcharge Protection, Over-discharge Protection, Braking Protection, Short-circuit Protection, Pre-discharge, Voltage Balance, Temperature Protection, Fault Warning and Power Device Fault Protection.

Specifications

Motor Power1000W x 2
Battery Capacity60V 24.5Ah
Top Speed / Range40 miles per hour / 35 miles
Weight / Weight Limit65lbs / 264 lbs
Price$1,799.00

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Jue Shuai X60

Best Dual Motor Electric Scooter

The X60 is a dual motor electric scooter that is equipped with 3200W dual motors that let the scooter attain maximum speeds of up to 50 miles per hour. Under the hood you have a super large 18650 60V 35Ah battery allowing you to ride for over 75 miles on a single charge. 

Best Dual Motor Electric Scooter

This scooter is built to be rugged and waterproof so that it can be used in multiple locations and scenarios. It can be folded in less than 5 seconds and placed in the cupboard, closet, boot of your car, practically anywhere you want.

Features

  • This scooter is equipped with an upgraded LCD display that provides the necessary information that’s needed while riding such as the speed, range, battery life, set the riding conditions or change the mode.
  • It’s made up of an aluminum iron alloy making it rugged and strong. This scooter won’t bend or break and can bear a maximum weight of 440lbs at a single time. The body is built to be long lasting and will easily be corroded by rain or weather conditions.
  • The motors on the scooter are 3200W and are powered by a large 60V 35Ah battery that gives you the push you’re looking for.

Specifications

Motor Power3200W x 2
Battery Capacity60V 35Ah
Top Speed / Range50 miles per hour / 75 miles
Weight / Weight Limit121lbs / 440 lbs
Price$1,799.00

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Unagi Model One

Best Dual Motor Electric Scooter

The Unagi Model One is not like the other scooters on this list, they come with rather smaller dual 250W motors which allows you to power up a hill with ease. With the Model One you can zip around faster than any single motor scooter on the roads today. It has a sleek design and comes with a clear display, headlights and even an electric sounding horn.

Best Dual Motor Electric Scooter

This scooter is more than just a pretty face as it is capable of reaching speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. The 7.5” wheels guarantee a smooth ride no matter the terrain. 

Features

  • The Model One features a dual braking system, the front and rear brakes are anti-locking and the rear brake is a foot brake. You can see yourself come to a screeching halt within 4-5 meters.
  • Made from a mix of carbon fiber, aluminum and magnesium alloy, the Model One is lightweight at 26lbs and can sustain a maximum load of 280lbs.
  • The shaft of the scooter has a switch that allows  you to fold it in half. 
  • Powered by a high-performance 9000mAh Li-ion battery, the scooter can cover a maximum range of 15.5 miles on a single charge and will take roughly 4-5 hours for it to get recharged.

Specifications

Motor Power250W x 2
Battery Capacity9000mAh Li-ion Battery
Top Speed / Range20 miles per hour / 15.5 miles
Weight / Weight Limit26lbs / 280 lbs
Price$990.00

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Nanrobot D6 +

Best Dual Motor Electric Scooter

The Nanrobot D6 + is a high speed adult electric folding scooter that houses an impressively large 2000W motor. It’s a decent looking scooter with nice curves giving it a premium feel. It comes with an array of electronics and even uses EBS hydraulic brakes for a safer riding experience.

Best Dual Motor Electric Scooter

Designed for comfort, the D6 + uses hydraulic spring shock absorbers along with fill size 10” pneumatic tires which can handle any kind of terrain without breaking a sweat. 

Features

  • The scooter is powered by a large capacity 52V 26Ah Li-ion battery pack that provides you with a riding range of around 50 miles on a single charge. This scooter comes equipped with two charging ports and takes about 5-10 hours for the battery to get charged.
  • It uses two high-performance 1000W motors that can take you up a steep hill quickly and easily. The scooter can touch a top speed of 40 miles per hour and comes with a feature that lets you choose if you want to use a single motor or both at the same time.
  • The D6 + is equipped with front and rear EBS hydraulic disc brakes that can effectively shorten your braking distance down to a few meters.
  • Made from an aluminum alloy, the D6 + is not only waterproof but even lightweight and capable of carrying riders who weigh up to 330lbs.

Specifications

Motor Power1000W x 2
Battery Capacity26Ah Li-ion Battery
Top Speed / Range40 miles per hour / 35-45 miles
Weight / Weight Limit77lbs / 330 lbs
Price$1,789.00

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Conclusion

While single motor electric scooters are great to learn on, dual motor scooters are for those adrenaline junkies who can’t get enough speed. These are some of the best dual motor scooters in the market and though they’re expensive to own, they are some of the best scooters money can buy.

In my opinion, the Mantis 10 and Nanrobot D6 + are far better than the rest. If you’re interested then i’d suggest you try out the scooter before picking it up. Get a feel of it and see if it’s capable of taking you places a traditional single motor scooter could not.

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Why are Electric Cars Better than Gas Cars

Wondering if you should buy an electric car? It’s a nice place to be because you are considering options. This means you are going to learn if electric cars are good enough to sway you away from gasoline cars.

Electric cars undoubtedly the future but you may have concerns and doubts on if you should go electric. Automobile manufacturers are moving to fully electric cars in the near future.

With better technology, batteries, range, performance and benefits, electric cars seem to be the way to go. I will take you through all the advantages of an electric car so read on and decide for yourself if electric cars are better for you or not. 

These are the main reasons why Electric Cars are better than Gas cars:

  • Electric cars cheaper over their lifetime.
  • Electric cars are better for the environment.
  • Electric Cars improve your quality of life.
  • Lower Maintenance Charges.
  • Electric cars are safe cars and you get great support from manufacturers.
  • New electric cars can cover longer distances.
  • Government backed benefits like Tax credits, rebates and special rates for Electric Utility.

Why are Electric Cars Better than Gas Cars?

We have gone over electric cars in detail from the manufacturing process right till their very ends and no matter what anyone says, Electric cars are way better than gasoline cars on the long run and are cheaper to maintain though there is a significant amount you have to invest in order to buy an electric car.

They are not cheap but they are the future.

Let us take a look at why electric cars are better than gasoline powered cars.

Electric Cars are Cheaper 

Why are Electric Cars Better than Gas Cars

Electric cars are cheaper to run that is the year-on-year cost of electric cars are lower than that of gasoline cars. The lower costs of electricity across the country make the fuel used(electricity) to run electric cars comes cheap.

Electric cars do cost a bit more but they make up for it when running and in other areas. They are comparatively very cheap to run. And this will only get better as battery and production costs reduce in the future.

This makes electric cars a cheaper alternative compared to their competition. 

Electric Cars are Better for the Environment 

Why are Electric Cars Better than Gas Cars

This is probably the main reason why electric cars exist, their environmental impact. They have zero impact on the environment as they are zero-emission vehicles. They do cause damage to the environment when they are manufactured but this is getting lower with better production and research.

If there’s any reason you should choose an electric car over a gasoline car, it should be this, because you are helping in saving the environment. You are helping the future of mankind and all of the earth. Since no fuel is burnt, there is no air pollution or greenhouse gases emitted, and this helps in combating global warming and climate change. 

More Convenient Charging (Fueling) 

Why are Electric Cars Better than Gas Cars

Electric cars don’t need fuel to run so it’s one visit that you don’t have to do frequently. They don’t have oil to change too. This is beneficial as you don’t have to visit any fuel station over its lifetime.

You can charge your vehicle at home or at the office, with the latter growing in popularity. This reduces cost and is convenient as you don’t have to stop and waste time anywhere you don’t have to.

If you are scared that your electric vehicle might stop running on the way to someplace, don’t fret cause public charging stations are available.  

As Safe or Safer than Gasoline Cars 

Why are Electric Cars Better than Gas Cars

People think electric cars are more dangerous than conventional cars but they are not, this is a myth.

They are as safe as a conventional car when it comes to dealing with crashes or accidents. For example, the Tesla Model X has a perfect crash rating from NHSTA, making it one of the safest cars you can drive.

There is a fear that electric cars may catch fire, but this is not the case. In fact, even here electric cars trump gasoline cars.

The chance of an electric car catching fire is 1 in every 120 million miles compared to 1 in 20 million miles for gasoline cars. 

Low Maintenance Cost

Why are Electric Cars Better than Gas Cars

This is a benefit I have already mentioned, electric cars are cheap to maintain. And they cost less over their lifetime compared to gasoline cars.

  • This is because, the technology that drives them is simple. They have far lesser moving parts and moving parts are the reason for maintenance in gasoline cars as they tend to fail.
  • Electric cars are so easy to maintain that many owners have gone years without having to visit a service center. 
  • You might be worried that the battery using similar technology to that of our phones and so they may need replacing in a year or two. I understand the cause for worry but you don’t have to.
  • Electric cars are built with several years of use in mind and so manufacturers innovate heavily on battery technology. The result, batteries that last for years and thousands of miles.

Manufacturers offer 8-10 year or 100k mile warranties on battery, whichever comes earlier. It is also expected that batteries can perform for 15 years, so you don’t have to worry about them in any way. Manufacturers also offer 3 years or 36000 miles of free services in a bid to pull customers to electric cars.

Quiet Operation 

Why are Electric Cars Better than Gas Cars

Quality of life improvements is a huge plus for electric cars. Apart from reducing frequent visits to the gas station, they run almost silent. This helps both you inside the car and the people outside.

We all love the comfort of our homes, and one of the reasons is homes are a silent place and this makes them peaceful. Electric cars can mimic your home in terms of quietness.

This will help reduce your stress and for people, on the road, because noise pollution is a nuisance. 

Better Driving Experience 

Why are Electric Cars Better than Gas Cars

This is another quality-of-life improvement, electric cars have high torque. The High Torque makes them extremely quick and they accelerate faster than gasoline cars. Gasoline cars lose time and energy as they have to pass energy through the transmission. Electric cars power their motors directly and this makes them quick from the get-go.

Apart from being quick, electric cars are extremely smooth and consistent to drive in. This is because the energy required to power the car is provided in a controlled and efficient way.

Some might still find the sound and feel of a gasoline car fun, but fun always doesn’t mean convenient. Gasoline cars feel clunky and clumsy when compared to electric cars and many people agree on it. Electric cars that are produced for racing are extremely fun to drive, and this you can ask Richard Branson, as he sponsors the Formula-E championship.  

Overall, they are smooth, quick, powerful and fun to ride.

Long-range of Newer Electric Cars

Why are Electric Cars Better than Gas Cars

Electric cars have come a long way since their introduction and the fear of short-range on a single charge can be put to sleep.

With better battery technology and capacities, electric cars run for longer on a single charge than before.

Chevrolet Bolt, one of the first mass-produced electric car, has a range of more than 200 miles. This will keep you covered for over a week and more without even needing to charge.

And do you know how convenient it is to charge electric cars? Just plug them at your home and you will be ready to go. This is possible due to advancements in battery technology, regenerative braking and electric motors.

Future electric cars will only get better in terms of the range of the vehicle on a single charge. 

Tax Credits and Other Benefits 

Why are Electric Cars Better than Gas Cars

Electric cars owners are titled to receive tax credits from the government. This is to encourage buying of electric cars, it’s just an added incentive in the long list of advantages for an electric car. Owners can earn $7,500 in tax credit and maybe more depending on the state benefits. 

Purchasing and installing electric charging stations for home or business can give you up to 30% back in tax savings. This makes the overall deal of moving to electric cars sweeter. Electric car owners also get free public charging at many stations across the country.

Rebates and special rates on your Electric utility will help you charge your electric car free of cost. This is because 80% of electric car charging takes place at home. Thus, the State and federal government are supporting the rise of electric car technology. They offer programs to make the shift a faster and more convenient one for the consumer. 

Conclusion 

With all the benefits and advantages of choosing an electric car, I would be surprised at why anyone would choose a gasoline car unless it is significantly cheaper.

Electric cars are only going to get cheaper, better and they are the future. Buying a new gasoline car makes little to no sense unless there is no electric car in the price bracket or performance.

With the shift to electric cars heavily supported by the government, one can easily know that it is the future. And with all the advantages, there has never been a better time to buy an electric car over any other car technologies.  

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