I’m sure you’ve all heard of Tesla and/or Elon Musk before.
Many have the idea that owning a Tesla vehicle suggests one to be wealthy or have a large income. While these vehicles are known to be expensive or out of reach for many, there are still affordable options available, such as the Tesla Model S.
This lower price for electric vehicles increases the market size for the entire industry as different economic classes have access to the product.
What Is It?
Electric vehicles are automobiles powered by electricity rather than diesel and petrol. They have a battery pack that powers the motor and starts the engine compared to traditional cars.
While electricity is needed for power and could result in the use of fossil fuels, for the long-run, electric vehicles are beneficial to the environment as they do not have any tailpipes. This means there are no tailpipe emissions.
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Additionally, some vehicles are more recyclable than others. Some models are made with reusable materials for the fabric, dashboards, and air ducts, which furthers the owner’s green footprint.
Like your phone, an electric car reacts to extreme temperatures.
Hot – Warm temperatures can put a strain on the battery, which causes power to be lost and less ground being covered.
Cold – In cold conditions, the battery can become less efficient since temperatures impact the electric motor, which makes converting electricity into motion difficult.