1. Instant Throttle
Electric cars are powered by an electric motor, which provides instant torque to the wheels. This torque gives the car a quick pull-off, unlike Gasoline engines which mated to a gearbox, are slow to build up power. The resulting throttle response on electric cars is near-instant, making for a very engaging drive and fast 0-60 times.
2. Lower Maintenance
With fewer than 20 moving parts, Electric cars require a fraction of the maintenance that Gasoline Cars do, and this results in lower maintenance costs. The Tesla Model 3, for instance, can cost less than US$1000 for 5 years of maintenance.
3. Longer time between service intervals
Consumable parts such as brakes wear slower on electric cars because of regenerative braking, and thus servicing for most components happens at very long intervals, sometimes going as far as 100,000 miles between major servicing checks. The Chevrolet Bolt, for example, goes 150,000 miles before needing its first fluid change which needs to be taken into the dealership.
4. Better City Fuel Mileage
Electric cars have regenerative braking, which captures energy back from every stop the car makes, instead of wasting it on expelling it from the brakes. This energy leads to better city mileage than highway mileage, which is not the case with gasoline cars.
5. Lower Driving Costs
It is usually far cheaper to fuel an EV, as electricity is usually cheaper than petrol to travel the same distance. This can lead to significant cost savings in the long run.
6. More convenience
Electric cars can be charged from a home outlet or anywhere where power is available. Due to this, trips to the gas station are no longer required and you can refuel your car right when you reach home, avoiding trips to the gas station.
7. Higher Tech Features
The average electric car comes equipped with better technology features since more control over the car can be exercised by a computer. Therefore, advanced driver-assist features are common on Electric cars. Tesla's new car software now allows you to play arcade games and play Netflix and Hulu while the car is stationary.
8. Lower Carbon Footprint
Electric cars emit comparatively less CO2 per mile when compared to similar gasoline models, even if the electricity comes from fossil fuels. Therefore, the car emits a lot less CO2 over its lifetime than a comparative gasoline car.
9. Over-the-air updates
Since electric cars are heavily controlled by electronics, it is possible to get updates for many models over the air, using the in-built data service. Tesla has led the way in this, and many other manufacturers are following its lead. Tesla's system regularly adds meaningful features and updates, for example, during a recent storm in Florida, Tesla updated the cars in the affected areas to disable the battery buffer enabling their owners to drive longer distances on a battery charge and help evacuate the affected region.
10. Improved handling
Because Electric cars have their heavy battery mounted low on their chassis, in a skateboard arrangement, most of the vehicle weight resides beneath the wheels, which enables the cars to drive more dynamically and have far greater control on driving. There is also the added benefit of a lower roll-over risk due to the weight being lower to the ground.