Currently, electric vehicles range from trucks, rickshaws, motorcycles, cars, transit buses, and even tractors, which are hybrids. These vehicles are classified into three, namely plug-in hybrids, fuel cell vehicles, and battery electric vehicles. The plug-in hybrids take in both gasoline and can also be run by a rechargeable battery. On the other hand, fuel cell vehicles run on hydrogen energy technology, and battery electric vehicles operate on electricity coming from a battery pack.
Electric vehicles will solve the problem of greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. Gasoline or petrol cars are the main sources of air pollution in countries like America. The gases from these cars cause health complications like cancer, bronchitis, and even death. For instance, a gallon of diesel comes with up to $3.80 of human health and ecological costs courtesy of a study at Duke University.
The carbon footprints left by diesel or petrol cars are bigger than those of electric vehicles independent of the source of EV power. The electricity for electric vehicles comes from a range of sources but most especially from power grids. The carbon print left by an EV varies depending on the source of electricity. Electricity generated for Evs is the cleanest and cost-effective even when it is emanating from the dirtiest source.
Electric vehicles are vital in controlling climatic conditions. The only challenge these cars pose is they increase global warming when their batteries are being manufactured. However, the vehicles’ operation covers this problem in less than eighteen months of driving, thereby outshining petrol cars in minimizing pollution.
Electric cars are advantageous because they can charge at work, at home, or at the store provided there is a power grid and a charging station nearby. This concept enhances trucks and buses’ efficiency, which have central depots and stopping points at which they can charge. Currently, charging stations are being installed at crucial points like malls, parking lots, and workplaces.
Various states and utilities intend to erect structures to facilitate the charging of electric vehicles. The utilities hope that there will be charging stations at strategic locations to enhance the general public’s swift exploration of electric cars. The US federal government says that it is up to each state to establish its grid and spread the charging stations’ installation.
Various states are thinking of replacing the transit buses with electric buses. This move will facilitate a cheap and convenient mode of public transport that caters to everyone and mind the safety of the environment.
In conclusion, delivery trucks should also be electrified. This concept will curb pollution in cities and towns since these are the places with a vast number of businesses requiring deliveries.