It’s hard to believe that electric vehicles have been around since the 19th century and that once upon a time, they’ve competed for dominance against steam and internal combustion engines. However, due to short battery lifespan and recharging problems the public widely accepted the fossil fuel-powered internal combustion engine as a more reliable means of transport than the electric vehicle and the steam engine. Today with the climate change issue and the possibility that fossil fuel could run out soon, electric vehicles are once again popular and Tesla Motors is pioneering this wave of change in future transport vehicles.
But one begs the question; is it a worthy investment? Let’s find out the answer below!
Which Would you Rather Give Up On…?
Most people don’t know that Earth has undergone thousands if not millions of climate changes throughout its 4.5 billion years of existence, so it’s actually not new; however, they also are not aware of how deadly these changes to us could be. Yes, climate change can displace, hurt and even kill hundreds of thousands of people which is why we need to change the way we live on this planet in order to reverse climate change. Now one of the most prevalent causes of climate change is the carbon build up in our atmosphere and everything from volcanic eruptions, our breath, human and animal manure that releases methane in the air and of course the carbon dioxide (CO2) that is expelled from internal combustion engines each time you burn fuel.
So, it’s really just a matter of priority…if you want to survive (meaning if you want the environment to remain as normal as it was), then you give up all things that causes carbon build up in the atmosphere. If you want to see the earth destroyed in the next 500 years and contribute to the end of humanity’s existence, then with all due respect, please continue to damage the environment. Of course, collective, we would want to survive as a species; in fact, we have a moral obligation to do so. That’s why most people who are in power now seek alternative clean and reusable energy sources to power up our future, save the environment and guarantee a greener earth for future generations.
It goes beyond money and profits. It’s amazing that some people like Elon Musk (the billionaire who created PayPal, Tesla Motors and Space X) are investing a lot of money and effort to accomplish earth-friendly goals.
Benefits of Owning an All-Electric Vehicle (AEV)
There are actually many different electric car brands for you to choose from, but because this concept has only been recently revived since the 1800s, most car parts and cost to build these vehicles are slightly more expensive than regular cars. Auto manufacturers also do not completely believe that AEVs could replace fossil fuel cars, thus the money they allocate for research and development for these things are on the lowest levels in terms of funding. So, you get a somewhat cheap electric car with very short range and limited recharging stations that it will make you think twice to even travel using it.
But it’s not to say that we haven’t really made any progress, because Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors have been creating electric cars with crazy battery-to-driving range capabilities! The previous Model S and Model X have over 200-mile range in a single charge; although still quite expensive for a sedan, which are sold at about $80,000 apiece. But all of that is about to change when the Tesla Model 3 will come out this year and is rumored to have a 155-mile range in a single charge which according to Tesla Motors CEO will only cost roughly 50% less than the previous models; and if further developments will continue, then they could sell their cars for $30,000 which will bring it at the completive levels with other average fossil fueled cars.
Therefore, owning a Tesla electric car makes more sense than anything else! You get all the best in an average sedan, you get to be hero by saving the planet, you can have it for a cheaper price and it’s probably the most noteworthy investment you will make in your life.
Perhaps the only disadvantage of electric vehicles is setting up recharging stations (they’re like gas stations for electric cars and they run on purely solar power), but the state of California has allowed Tesla Motors to set up as much as 15,000 charging stations to support electric vehicles – this is a record high in recharging stations per region in the world! There is talk of Graphene (a carbon structured material which can harness light and heat energy and convert them into electricity) or otherwise nanotechnological materials which exhibits similar properties to be utilized as the electric vehicle’s paint in order to increase the battery life of the car and extend its range.
If realized, then a new power revolution could be seen soon and we might as well do away with fossil fuels sooner than later.