When people hear the words electric cars, they usually think of futuristic-looking cars like the cars they see in movies. However, you have to consider the fact that the electric car concept is almost as old as the car concept itself.
Since the invention of the first car, people have been experimenting with different ways to power the car and the electric car was one of those experiments. Back then batteries were pretty primitive or clunky and didn’t really last long. Also, recharging the batteries was expensive and time consuming. These are the reasons why electric cars at that time did not reach the people and the car powered by the internal combustion engine was more comfortable, efficient and much cheaper.
Today, however, electric cars are much more advanced than those that were available in the past. Thanks to the advancement of battery cell technology, today’s electric cars can go faster, farther and last longer. And the batteries can be charged in a very short period of time. On top of that, electric cars today are much cheaper to power than gasoline cars.
This is the first reason why electric cars today are rapidly gaining popularity among many people.
You have to consider the fact that the country or the whole world is going through a financial crisis. With gas prices constantly fluctuating and because people want to save as much money as possible, many people are now ditching their gas car for electric cars.
Another reason people now buy electric cars is to enjoy the tax breaks and other benefits offered by the federal and state government. In order to reduce the country’s dependence on foreign petroleum products, the federal government is encouraging people to buy electric cars by offering huge tax breaks to people who own and use electric cars. In some states, they also offer benefits to people who drive electric cars, such as exemptions from carpool lane requirements and free parking in metered and paid parking lots.