What is the price difference between the
You save roughly $543 a year by using electricity
compared to gas. Gas prices do increase during the spring & summer, but
with an electric car the only time the electricity prices go up is during the
day. The average person typically keeps their car for about 6 years which saves
them $3258. The government of Ontario also gives money for vehicles under the
EVIP program that was released in 2010. Some insurance companies may also give
discounts for people who have electric cars. Maintenance on the two types of
cars are different. On an engine powered car there are hundreds of more parts
such as the ECU (engine control unit) to control the engine itself, a radiator
to make the engine cool, and also a lot of fluids. On an electric powered car
there are few to no parts really needed, you require windshield fluid, a
battery, electric motor(s), and also maintaining brakes.
Which gets better mileage?
The mileage on any car depends on its weight and
battery/engine of the car. Typically the average mileage an electric car gets
is 300km on full charge. Some electric cars take power from braking, kinetic
energy is turned into chemical energy where then it’s stored in the battery
used for future needs. An electric car works mostly in the city due to the fact
that on highways the motor has to work harder to defeat the aerodynamic
resistance created when going at higher speeds. There are some cars out there
that have good aerodynamics which then decreases the resistance created on the
Is it better to get a
hybrid in comparison of both electric and engine?
A hybrid is an
unreasonable purchase due to the fact that you have to charge and put gas in.
It’s costly in comparison to gas and electric cars. Plug in hybrids aren’t any
better, you would need to charge them often and need to pay for gas. If you’re
trying to save the environment by buying a hybrid, it doesn’t really help. A
hybrid still takes in gas and electricity which still is not completely environmentally
friendly because 35.3% of Canada’s electricity is non-renewable.
Are electric cars really good for the
Most of Canada’s electricity is accounted from
hydroelectricity, producing 59.328% of the entire amount of electricity
generated by Canada. 35.3% of Canada’s electricity is from non-renewable
Are there enough charging stations for
these electric cars?
Is the upfront cost worth it as of 2018?
As of 2018, it’s a reasonable purchase for the
mid-class. The technology for these cars is still developing. Going With older
electric cars are not worth the purchase due to the fact that they don’t
contain the same amount of technology newer cars have today. For example the
newer cars contain regenerating electricity, and even cutting the power when
going down hills.