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Pros and Cons of Electric vs. Gas-Powered Vehicles


Are you thinking of buying a car? Don't know whether to buy a gas(-)powered or electric car? There are some aspects that you should consider before making your decision. These are the environment, speed, driving range, and cost.

Next, I will explain the pros and cons of gasoline and electric cars.

Gasoline Cars

  • Pros and Cons of Speed

(+) They have a higher maximum speed than electric cars.
(-) Some power is lost to the power train, and when that occurs, less torque is given.

  • Pros and Cons of Cost

(+) They come with a lower price tag than electric
(-) More is spent on maintenance like oil and transmission fluid changes.

  • Pros and Cons of Miles

(+) With a full tank, they can go 250 to 300 miles. In addition, filling the tank does not take long.
and you can find gas stations in many places.
(-) You have to drive to the gas station to refill, and you cannot recharge it at home.

  • Pros and Cons of the Environment

(-) They are less environmentally friendly.
(-) They produce exhaust emissions into the environment. In addition, they produce toxic waste
since oil, fluids, etc. used by the car are not biodegradable.

Electric Cars

  • Pros and Cons of Speed

(+) They are faster to go from one place to another. In addition, they generate torque efficiently.
(-) They cannot reach the maximum speed of a gasoline car.

  • Pros and Cons of Cost

(+) Refueling is cheap. Generally, it costs about $7 to fully recharge compared to about $50 to fill
a gas tank. Maintenance is less than gasoline. There is also the electric vehicle tax credit, and
this will help you in terms of costs.
(-) The initial cost of an electric vehicle is higher.

  • Pro and Cons of the Miles (Range)

(+) There are vehicles that can have a range of 250 to 300 miles, as in the case of Tesla Model S.
In addition, electric cars can be recharged at home or at work. Then, there are also parking
spaces for this type of vehicle.
(-) The ranges are generally lower. You won't go as far as you want. That is, it is not convenient
for long trips and in rural areas where you will find few places to recharge it.

  • Pros and Cons of the Environment

(+) The vehicles do not run-on fossil fuels or produce exhaust emissions.
(-) On the other hand, the production of an electric or gas vehicle will generate emissions. As for
electric cars, there are varieties. Some are hybrid, solar or battery. In addition, there are electric
vehicles and plug-in electric vehicles, which use batteries or fuel cells.

When it comes to questions about cars, don't hesitate to ask an expert.

If you already bought your electric or gas-powered car and you think it needs some repair, we invite you to bring your vehicle to Portland Automotive today!