Compare And Contrast Electric Cars Vs Gas Cars

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I bet you didn 't know that the first cars made were all mostly electric. But as time passed gas powered cars became more popular through the years. There were few if any electric cars available as timed moved on. Everyone believed that gas powered vehicles were more convenient than the electric powered ones. I believe that gas powered vehicles are better because gas powered cars have more function ability. The range that electric vehicles have is poor compared to gas vehicles. Electric vehicles don 't function very well when the weather is cold. You 'll need to charge your car pretty much every night. You are only going to be able to go 80 mph. If you go up a big hill your range goes down. electric vehicles (rather ev 's) do pollute but they…show more content…
Cold weather hurts EV battery performance. When the outside heat falls below freezing, usable range drops to 20 miles or less making the EV practically unusable in cold weather climates (Peters, 3). We live in Alaska so the winters here are pretty much freezing or below so an EV here probably wouldn 't be good in the wintertime. Also in the cold weather it makes the charging time a lot longer than it would 've been if it were warm out. Cold weather hurts the amount of time that you would need to charge your battery…show more content…
I don 't know about you, but to me that is a lot of money. Most people would probably not want to buy a factory made EV, but if you really did want a EV then you could have a donor car, maybe a car that has it 's engine is thrashed, be converted into an electric powered car. There are two different ways of doing this. One was is to buy a conversion kit that fits with the car that you wish to convert. The other was is to have an expert convert it for you. If you choose to have someone do a conversion for you the price runs from $15,000 and up, depending on the kit used. When having someone else do the conversion the price is so high because the cost includes the batteries, donor car and components and labor (What is an Ev). I don 't know about you but you could pretty much buy a really nice used car for that same amount. I think that it is a little extreme just because it supposedly is better and easier to use than gas cars. If you need to replace the battery pack that is going to cost you around $1,000-1,200 and you 'll need to replace the battery every 3 years(What is an Ev). Again I think that it is pretty extreme just to replace the
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