TMCnet Feature
July 29, 2020

Is This the Decade of the Electric Car?

Electric cars have become a super hot topic in transportation. There are signs that these vehicles will be the next big thing on the market. For 2020 and beyond, let us take a very close look at whether this is the decade of the electric car.

More charging stations

First off, there are more charging stations than ever before. Previously, a lack of charging stations was a significant reason that people hesitated to invest in electric vehicles. Yes, the ride is excellent, but it doesn't matter if there is nowhere to charge the car when the batteries run low. Drivers could hardly go a far distance without having to return to where they started. Now, charging stations located across every major city make electric cars a lot more viable.

Affordable charging stations

Next, residential car charging stations are becoming more affordable than ever. As technology develops, manufacturers are figuring out ways to deliver electricity to your vehicle more efficiently than before. As a result, prices go down, and you can charge your car without worrying about a huge dent in your wallet. Because you usually pay based on the amount of electricity consumed, you don't have to worry about slow chargers racking up a considerable price. Of course, fast chargers feature the best of both worlds. You're able to charge within 30 minutes and at a much lower cost than corresponding gasoline prices. Moreover, chargers at home take into account your home electricity rate that could also be more or less affordable.

More mileage per charge

Another positive is more mileage per charge. Older models of electric vehicles couldn't even run 100 miles on a single charge, but electric vehicles today can easily reach 150 miles or even more. As before, nobody likes sitting at a charging station all day. With this state of the art technology, you'll be able to make infrequent trips to the station and spend more time on the road instead. On the dashboard, you're able to see exactly how much charge you have and how long you can drive before you need to visit a station. This information makes it very easy to plan your route around the city accordingly.

Electric cars of all sizes

Last but not least, electric cars now come in all shapes and sizes. In the past, these vehicles only came in a few models that were unique to electric products. Now, you can almost replace your current vehicle with a corresponding electric model. Minivans have electric variations, and soon, this could include larger trucks and vehicles used in agriculture. Many homeowners who switch to electric cars do so because they want to help the environment. The good news is that you can now do so without missing a heartbeat in your regular driving habits.

Right now, this could very well be the decade of the electric car. They run smoothly at all times and are very cost-efficient overall. If your budget allows for it, look to get your hands on your electric vehicle!

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