Undoubtedly, the COVID-19 pandemic was an apparent setback to the automobile industry in what was to be a significant year for the electric vehicles (EVs) consumer segments. Nonetheless, EVs have proven their positions as essential products in reshaping the future of the automobile industry as stakeholders are already looking for sustainable ways to rebuild the economy.
But what are the differences and similarities between EV battery systems and a tank of gas systems? How long do EV batteries take to charge? Well, interest in electronic vehicles has grown steadily. However, the growth isn’t devoid of misconceptions. In this article, we make a thorough comparison of the EV battery’s charge and the gas tank.
People have expressed the fear that their EVs may not get as far as their gasoline automobiles with a single charge. Remember, an average powered sedan will travel 300 miles out of a single tank (translating to 30 miles per gallon). However, some EVs are rated for a range of over 500miles per charge.
Will weather conditions affect your EV more than your gas car? Well, it depends. Your EVs battery will sap faster in cold weather. Remember, the EV will pull power from the battery to run your car’s heating and electric systems. This could increase costs. If the battery drains sooner, then you will have to charge your vehicle sooner as welll.
Will it be cheaper to charge your EV than refill a gas tank? Well, it is cheaper (if you did it at home). Reports reveal that you may save hundreds of dollars by charging your EV at home instead of using gas.
Some consumers have shunned hybrid and electric vehicle models assuming that owning an EV will come with a heavy price tag. On the contrary, owning an EV could be cheaper than getting yourself a gas car in the long run. In essence, EVs are more affordable than most fuel cars. Research conducted in the United States showed that EV owners saved over $600 annually in operational expenses compared to their fuel car counterparts.