The Benefits of an Electric Car

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Electric cars offer drivers an alternative to petrol or diesel cars due to their zero emission operation, low costs and ease of use. They’ve quickly become a favorite choice due to these factors.

Modern electric cars are usually constructed on purpose-designed platforms equipped with space for an electric motor and battery pack, providing roomy interiors and ample boot space that rival petrol or diesel models.


Electric cars can accelerate from zero to 100 kilometers per hour (km/h) quickly due to their faster and more efficient motor compared to that of gasoline-powered vehicles, along with being lighter in weight with greater torque capabilities than their counterparts.

Electric car acceleration is determined by how much electricity is fed into its motor. When the driver presses on the accelerator pedal, an signal is sent to its ECU which regulates electricity flow to increase motor speed and acceleration.

As electric vehicles have more powerful motors and higher torque output than their gas-powered counterparts, drivers of electric vehicles must press harder on the accelerator pedal in order to increase speed. This is because an EV’s motor provides more acceleration.

German students recently set the world record for fastest-accelerating electric car, by racing an electric race car from 0 mph to 62 mph in just 1.461 seconds late last month from a stoplight. This pint-sized racer was developed at University of Stuttgart.

According to their research, an electric car’s acceleration is far superior to that of its gasoline-powered counterpart due to the fact that its motor converts 95% of electrical energy it receives into mechanical energy while gas-powered vehicle engines cannot do this.

To illustrate this point, a test was conducted near Erlangen in Germany with two engines: an 85kW electric motor and an 81 kW turbocharged diesel engine. Their accelerations were then compared using various speed intervals recorded for both cars.

Results show that an electric car accelerates at ten times more quickly than one with a diesel engine, as its acceleration can be increased much more quickly with its electric motor than waiting for fuel before starting its engine.

This model accurately accounts for the kinematics of acceleration by accounting for its benefits. It fits the data of an electric car precisely, showing that its advantages lie primarily in its first phase acceleration as a function of time which shows a tenfold higher coefficient and more linear dynamics – contributing substantially to its superior kinematic advantage.


An electric car’s range is defined by how far its battery will travel before needing recharging, and this number varies considerably from car to car depending on factors like battery weight and size, electrical motor specifications and driver behavior.

Modern electric vehicles (EVs) usually boast an average range of around 275 km on one charge, although certain models can go as far as 455 km – more than enough to cover daily commutes for most of us.

As with any vehicle, electric vehicle range will depend on several factors, including driving style and climate conditions. Thus, it is vital to carefully consider an electric vehicle’s actual range before making a purchasing decision.

A key factor affecting an electric vehicle’s range is battery size. While larger batteries provide greater power, they also take up more space and are less portable; hence the lower ranges seen among city cars such as Nissan Leaf models.

An important factor affecting an EV’s range is how long it takes to recharge its battery, which may differ depending on which car it is; some have faster charging rates than others.

Most EVs feature charging times similar to that of filling up with gasoline; some can charge in as little as 30 minutes! This makes them perfect for quick trips and daily commutes.

An electric vehicle (EV) must possess an adequate range to fulfill driver needs while remaining cost-efficient and eco-friendly.


As with any car purchase, it’s essential that you find something reliable. One major benefit of electric vehicles is that they contain fewer moving parts compared to gasoline-powered vehicles; making them more durable and less likely to break down. Still, though, they must still be taken care of with regular oil changes and maintenance tasks performed regularly in order to remain functional.

Consumer Reports (CR) recently conducted a reliability survey aimed at comparing various vehicle makes, including electric vehicles (EVs). Their survey is conducted using an online questionnaire administered to owners of different makes of car to gauge how they performed during 2017.

CR’s survey revealed that Kia EV6 drivers reported the lowest number of issues with their electric vehicle, followed by Tesla Model 3 and Nissan Leaf drivers. Furthermore, owners of electric car tend to be more satisfied than owners of gas-powered models.

Keep in mind that while electric vehicles tend to be more reliable than internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs), they still may have issues. Therefore, it’s wise to look for cars with high reliability ratings from trusted sources such as Consumer Reports or J.D. Power so that you know you are getting quality vehicles.

One key consideration when driving an electric vehicle is how often it requires maintenance. Although electric cars tend to contain fewer mechanical parts than their gas-powered counterparts, you still must monitor battery levels, fluid levels, and other aspects of its overall operation regularly.

Reliability may not always play a major role when making buying decisions; however, when considering electric vehicle purchase. To learn more about its reliability and find your perfect match vehicle from MINI of Sterling’s selection of new vehicles or arrange service with our service department. Contact us now!


Electric cars can be an excellent way to reduce carbon emissions or cut gas costs, while costing more than traditional gas-powered vehicles due to lithium-ion battery technology costs.

Battery prices have steadily been falling year over year, helping drive down the price of electric cars. While not as affordable as they once were, electric cars remain far cheaper than their gas-powered counterparts.

When shopping for electric vehicles (EVs), make sure you consider both their MSRP and charging costs to determine whether it’s worth your while investing in.

Price considerations when purchasing an electric car depend on many different elements, such as its performance, features, brand prestige and your driving habits and usage patterns.

Saving money when purchasing an electric vehicle could also mean taking advantage of any state incentives such as tax credits and cash rebates, while some automakers provide their own discounts such as reduced-rate financing or discounted lease offers.

If you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg on an electric vehicle, there are plenty of models in the $35,000 price range that offer great value for the money spent – such as Nissan Leaf, Kia EV6, Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Subaru Solterra.

These cheaper EVs may not boast as wide of an electric range as more costly models, but their impressive speed and acceleration capabilities still make for impressive driving experiences – some models even accelerating to 60 mph from a standstill in just 2.4 seconds!

Battery cost is another key element to consider when pricing an electric car, with prices steadily decreasing annually helping bring down its total price tag.

Batteries are the most costly component of an EV, due to their use of industrial grade lithium carbonate from around the globe sourced as raw material for their manufacturing. While earlier in this decade this raw material was relatively affordable, now its cost averages out to approximately $8,300 per typical EV.