Electric vs Gas Cars – Which is better?

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Electrical vehicles, more commonly known as EVs, were introduced more than 100 years ago and were widely popular during the early 1900s. One of the earliest and most popular models of the EV was the electrical carriage similar to the one above. Soon after the introduction of more affordable and easily accessible gasoline vehicles, the growing interest in EVs soon died out. In recent decades, hybrid and electric cars have begun peaking in the market again, focusing on providing a more sustainable transport alternative. 

Electric Cars

There are many environmental benefits to owning an electric vehicle. Since it doesn’t use fuel to operate, it is heavily reducing carbon pollution and the progression of climate change when running. However, due to the increased demand for electricity during the production stages and the day-to-day running, it produces significantly more emissions than gas vehicles. The most significant contributor to this is the process of making the vehicle’s rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Aside from the environmental advantages and disadvantages of electric cars, many other reasons have made them a popular choice amongst new car buyers. 

electric car

The sleek, technologically advanced interior and exterior of EVs give them another upside making it a smoother and quieter driving experience. If you enjoy the convenience of full power as soon as you touch the accelerator, then EV is the car for you. The financial cost of owning an electric vehicle is another major perk. You don’t have to worry about the cost of fuel or regular mechanic visits. It often works out better in the long run despite paying a higher initial price for the vehicle. Sometimes finding a charging station can be tricky if you live in a less developed city, which isn’t an issue you’d worry about when owning a gas car. 

Gas Cars 

Conventional gas vehicles dominated the market for most of the 20th Century due to their affordability and accessibility. A wide variety of much cheaper options allowed families with lower incomes to own a reliable mode of transport that would last them. With today’s fuel cost, it’s proving to be challenging to maintain a gas vehicle. Aside from the fortnightly or monthly gas costs, there also come the regular maintenance charges that you wouldn’t worry about with electric cars. All the oil changes, coolant and transmission fluid checks, just to mention a few. Each of these costs adds up over the life of your vehicle and can be a significant disadvantage to car owners. 

Hybrid Cars

Recently there has been the introduction of hybrid vehicles that take both cars’ benefits and merge them into one. These require less maintenance and fuel and provide a similar driving experience to the EV. They are more cost-effective and environmentally friendly. Although they have only recently been introduced into the market, their future looks promising as more car brands come out with new hybrid models. You can read more about the future of the automotive industry here.

Thinking of an Upgrade?

So if you think it’s time to get a new car and upgrade your old one. Whether it’s a new electric, hybrid or newer model gas vehicle, call us to get a quote on your old car’s worth. We can provide free car removal and instant cash for car service nationwide. National Car Parts & Removal offers the best car removal service for scrap cars anywhere in the North Island and will ensure you get the best deal. Contact us today!

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