Electric cars are becoming more popular with each passing day.
But, there are still a lot of people who don’t believe that electric vehicles will ever take over the market for gasoline-powered vehicles.
If you’re like most people, you’re probably wondering why anyone would want to buy an electric vehicle.
Well, the answer is simple: Like it or not, electric cars are the future.
And it’s only a matter of time before people realise the benefits of owning an electric car.
The transition from dinosaur powered vehicles to EVs is already underway, and it’s going to happen a lot sooner than you think.
There are plenty of reasons why electric cars are the future of transportation, and I’m going to outline some of them for you in this blog post.
So read for my take on why electric cars will take over the automotive world, and how they are already beginning to overtake gasoline-powered vehicles.
5 Reasons Why Electric Cars will Take Over
The main reasons electric cars will take over are simple: they’re cleaner, more practical, and fun to drive.
Let’s go through each of those points in a bit more detail.
1. Electric cars are more environmentally friendly than gasoline-powered vehicles
Electricity is a relatively clean source of energy, and it’s a lot cleaner than gasoline.
It’s a well-known fact that regular gasoline-powered vehicles are the main source of air pollution around the world, and it’s been estimated that they account for more than 30% of all greenhouse gasses produced globally every year.
The good news is that electric cars don’t pollute as much as regular vehicles.
According to Transport and Environment Statistics (Aug 2021), an example journey between London and Glasgow, the average petrol car emits over 3.2 times more CO2e per passenger than an electric car (taking into account emissions from electricity generation and distribution).
So, if you’re worried about the environment, buying an electric car is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint.
2. Fuel prices are going up while the cost of electric cars is coming down
If you’ve been following the news lately, you’ll probably know crude oil prices spiked to $130 per barrel (13-year high). No wonder, this will directly result in fuel prices rising all around the world.
Not only that, many experts believe we’re on the brink of an oil crisis and that there won’t be enough oil in the future to meet global demand.
That’s why gasoline is getting more and more expensive for everyone, and you can expect the cost of fuel to go up even further in the future.
So if you’re worried about paying too much for petrol or diesel, then it’s a good idea to buy an electric car before it becomes unaffordable.
3. Battery technology is improving exponentially
Battery technology is improving at an exponential rate, and it’s significantly impacting the development of electric cars.
So you can expect to see the cost of electric car batteries come down dramatically in the near future in turn bringing doesn’t the cost of electric cars.
That means that electric cars will become more affordable in the future and that many people won’t be able to resist buying one, especially when fuel prices hit record highs.
But it’s not just the cost of batteries that will go down. The range of electric cars is also going up, and it’s happening at a rapid pace.
4. Electric car sales are up
In recent years, electric cars sales have been going through the roof, and that’s a strong signal that the automotive world is turning the corner.
So electric car sales are up, and they’re going to continue rising in the near future, which implies that cars powered by fossil fuel are slowly becoming obsolete.
And if electric car sales are rising, then it’s only a matter of time before people realise that electric cars are better, especially because of how much cleaner they are and the related cost savings.
5. Money Savings
And last but not least, electric cars are a lot cheaper to run over the long term because you don’t have to pay for fuel. Electric cars need electricity that is much cheaper than fossil fuels and is also a lot cheaper to maintain.
So in the long term, you’ll save a lot of money with an electric car because you don’t have to pay for expensive dinosaur fuel and you won’t need oil changes and other maintenance that adds up over time.
Plus, to promote the shift to vehicles with cleaner fuel, governments provide perks and benefits to EV drivers. For example, in the UK, fully electric vehicles like Tesla pay ZERO road tax.
So when you’re buying an electric car and the upfront higher cost bothers you, consider calculating the overall cost of ownership over the number of years you’ll own the vehicle and you’ll see that you’ll save money in the long term with an EV over ICE.
When do All Cars Have to be Electric
In the UK, by 2030 the government plans to ban all new cars and vans sales that are powered entirely by petrol/diesel. And, by 2035, the ban will be extended to new hybrid vehicles by 2035.
From 2035 onwards all new cars and vans sold in the UK will be fully electric.
There’s no denying it – electric cars are taking over! It’s happening already.
More and more people are realizing the benefits of electric cars over dinosaur-powered vehicles and it’s only a matter of time before people realise the actual cost savings by owning an electric vehicle.
If you’re looking for a way to reduce your carbon footprint and save money while doing it, buying an electric car is the best thing that you can do.
The cost of electricity has been going down while fuel prices are skyrocketing – so it’s only logical that many people will eventually realise they should switch over to EVs in order to save money and help protect our precious environment.
When you add up all the benefits of owning an EV (range, affordability, savings), it becomes clear why more and more drivers are turning away from gasoline towards cleaner energy options like electric cars.
Why not join them?
So the question you ask shouldn’t be “will electric cars take over” but “when will electric cars take over”?