A green earth: electric cars role in this future
There are so many discussions going on about a green future and how it is important for the survival of mankind, but what exactly is a green future.
A Green future is essentially a future or a reality in which the activities carried out by humans, and the effects of the tools that we humans use, have are more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible. This means we actively strive to produce less of the chemicals that cause a warmer climate change.
Therefore, in light of having a green future, research has shown that vehicle emissions are one of the biggest contributors to air pollution. In Australia, for instance, it is estimated that transport is the third-largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions. This is where electric vehicles come in. Unlike their combustion engine-powered counterparts, Electric vehicles have eliminated the need to produce emissions. A research conducted in 2019 shows that Electric vehicles have a net positive impact on the quality of our air and climate change in general. This result stays true, even when the electricity is sourced from a combustion system.
What exactly are Electric vehicles?
Electric vehicles are the type of vehicles that make use of one or more electric motors, which are powered by batteries to serve as the power source for the vehicle. In this article, hybrid cars are not considered. Hybrid cars can run partially on fossil fuel and also electricity.
The reason why the use of electric vehicles is gaining so much traction in recent times is because of the massive shift in the policy-making nature of many countries to now support less emission. The goal is to use Electric vehicles to reduce the harmful effect caused by emissions of greenhouse gases such as CO2. Electric vehicles suit this role well because they do not produce any gas exhaust, and are therefore rated zero on the carbon emission scale.
Some of the various advantages of opting for an electric vehicle is because it reduces the amount spent on fuel. For an average electric car, it is estimated that it will cost about $4.50 for it to travel for $100km, while an average car that runs on a combustion engine will cost $16.65.
The future is all about trying to save energy so that we don’t have to stress mother nature too much in our quest to satisfy our needs. Electric cars make this possible because, at an average, an electric car is 60 to 77% energy efficient. Electric cars even use regenerative brakes, which makes use of the kind of energy that would have been otherwise wasted by a combustion engine car.
Electric cars can also help to improve the economy in terms of saving money spent on building infrastructures non-renewable energy. By using electricity, a lot of effort can be put into building infrastructures that support renewable energy, which will help nature in the long run.
With the use of electric cars, we can save the planet and even save the economy by spending less on non-renewable natural resources.
Electric vehicles: a ride to a Greener Future? (2019). Retrieved from Infinite energy website: https://www.infiniteenergy.com.au/electric-vehicles-a-ride-to-a-greener-future/
Electric vehicles: a smart choice for the environment (2019). Retrieved from the European Environment Agency website: https://www.eea.europa.eu/articles/electric-vehicles-a-smart