Electric Vehicles vs. Conventional Vehicles, Amazing 5 Differences

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The electric car burst onto the scene in the early 1900s. In 1900, e-vehicles outsold all other types of Vehicles. In fact, 28 percent of all 4,192 Vehicles produced in the US in 1900 were electric, according to the American Census, but a sudden rise petrol engine Vehicles accompanied with battery technology inefficiencies killed electric Vehicles by 1920. However, with recent improvements in battery technology and power electronics. Electric Vehicles made a strong comeback.

Why E-Vehicles not replacing conventional Vehicles?             

        When it comes to change the technology from one to another trust factor and availability plays a very important role. There are 1.2 billion Vehicles running on the road in the world, when it comparison 1.3 million electronics Vehicles running on the road in the world. So you can see the number of usage of E-Vehicles are not even equal as people looking E-Vehicles as a futuristic car and not in present as people have option to go with traditional way to use fuel Vehicles, hence there is no genuine need to use E-Vehicles now in the world.

E-Vehicles may be far better than conventional Vehicles or more balanced but if there is lack of affordability, lack of infrastructure, lack of trust, less demand and less investment and promotion people will not get attracted and change there thinking about the product to buy it and replace with conventional Vehicles.

Company like tesla focusing more on future technology to introduce E-Vehicles but still people are not trying to replace their or change their focus from conventional Vehicles. There could be many reasons as it is very difficult for any company to change people interest and focus from one to another technology. Still people are scared or not have built trust over electric Vehicles. But practically the reasons could be different like:

  • Less charging station
  • Lack of infrastructure
  • It is not affordable with certain range
  • Takes time to charge
  • High weight penalty


ElementsE-vehiclesConventional vehicles
Time to rechargeThe electric Vehicles takes time to charge is almost a 1hr.where on the other side conventional Vehicles takes time to refuel is just 5 mins
Charging stationAs of August 2018, there were 800,000 electric vehicles on that 18,000 charging stations available in the U. S. So, people couldn’t able to get that Comfort ability while using E-Vehicles.Fuel Stations of conventional vehicles are easily available at every city of country.
EngineE-Vehicles use battery pack and it needs inverter and induction motor to drive.Where conventional Vehicles uses I. C. Engine and use fuel to drive the car.  
Cost and MaintenanceE-Vehicles won as the cost of travel of E-Vehicles is just $0.03 mile. So, E-Vehicles cost 1/3rd cheaper than conventional Vehicles and the maintenance cost of E-Vehicles is less than conventional VehiclesConventional Vehicles costs is $0.1 mile.
Safety and SpeedThe safety in E-Vehicles is very high as the structure of this Vehicles is very balanced compared to conventional Vehicles.But when it comes to speed the conventional Vehicles are faster than E- Vehicles
ResponseThe response by electric Vehicles is high compared to conventional Vehicles which responses very low.The response of conventional vehicles depends upon the manual driving and condition of car.

Bottom Line

If electric Vehicles is the future there needs to billions of euros and dollars to be invest of money to increase the demand of E-Vehicles and more recharge station, good infrastructure, and affordability will help to give comfortless to the people to get demanded. Hence the fuel is nonrenewable energy, so the E-Vehicles would be the only option and use in future to drive Vehicles, so somehow the people will understand automatically the need of E-Vehicles in future as it doesn’t create pollution and have other benefit also. Find more unique blog articles to learn exciting facts around the world.


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