Electric cars under discussion for their performance and efficiency
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Electric cars under discussion for their performance and efficiency

California City : CA : USA | Mar 15, 2012 at 9:44 AM PDT
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Energy 101: Electric Vehicles

Although the fuel prices have risen to high levels, the trend of shifting to electric cars has not accelerated significantly. For those who are going for the purchase of the electric vehicles, their decision is generally not based on the fact that fuel has become too expensive. People have doubts regarding the performance of electric cars as they are not tested and said to have lower efficiency than the cars running on fuel.

Electric cars are being promoted to deal with the issues of pollution and fuel shortage but their charging is becoming an issue itself. As the car batteries need to be charged before they can be used, the electricity consumption is expected to increase as the electric cars become more common. This would increase the load on the power grids and might cause problems in the supply of electricity.

The advice to manage the efficient power supply is to charge the car batteries in the off-peak hours so that the electricity supply remains stable throughout the day. This issue has to be addressed properly before it actually turns into a serious problem. As the use of electric cars has not increased too much, the issues related with the change are not very obvious right now.

The subject is getting more attention these days as new models of electric cars are being introduced that are expected to gain greater popularity with the passage of time. The technology for these latest models is being improved to provide greater efficiency and speed. The transition towards the electric models is however taking more time than predicted by the auto makers.

The location of charging stations is also one of the major factors that would play the role in greater acceptance of the electric cars. People are concerned about the proximity of these stations in order to have a reliable drive. They focus on all the aspects before making a decision to switch to electric cars that are not very common right now.

Every new technology takes some time to gain wider acceptance among the users and become part of their routine life. People have fears to adopt the new technology as there is lesser information about their performance level. Electric cars are passing through the same phase where people are slowly getting the awareness about the technology and its benefits. The early adopters have started to go for these cars as they like to experience the latest technology first.

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sarah1 is based in California, California, United States of America, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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