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Where Will Electric Cars Be 1 Year from Now?

Electric cars have come a long way. They’ve been around since the 19th century but have only become more popular than conventional combustion-engine cars only recently. The rate of technological development for EVs is fast – their performance, speed, and durability continue to go up while their prices are becoming more affordable. But where will electric cars be one year from now? What will the world be like when more car owners choose to drive electric vehicles?

What’s the Future of Electric Vehicles?

EVs are the future of transport but we don’t have to wait for many years for that to be a reality because electric cars are available now in the present. It’s only a matter of choosing to go green. When more car buyers choose EVs over traditional petrol or diesel engine cars, then we’re getting nearer more quickly to that future we’re trying to envision. 

What Roads Will Be Like

Maybe you’re imagining the roads of the future will be much like the roads we have now. However, it’s highly possible that the whole landscape of A-roads and motorways will be different. There’s a concept called smart surfaces where electric cars can be charged continuously as it’s driving on the road. It’s still just an idea but if this happens, then transitioning to EVs will be much easier in many countries all over the world. 

Are there Alternatives to EV Technology?

Before, electric cars were considered as the alternative to fossil fuel vehicles. That’s changing now as EVs are becoming more mainstream. But what will be the alternatives to electric cars? Biofuels, heat, and hydrogen are some of the other types of fuels that experts are developing to make vehicles run. 

Hydrogen

Currently, using hydrogen for cars is very expensive but it’s the biggest challenger to EV technology. With a hydrogen-powered vehicle, there’s no need for a battery pack. However, it will have an engine similar to traditional combustion engines. The great part about this type of vehicle is that it will not produce CO2, just like a full-electric car. 

Heat

With thermo-electric technology, we can use heat and then convert it into electricity to power vehicles. It’s an awesome idea but it will rely on having a natural heat source present first. There’s still a lot to work on for this technology to be a reality but it’s a good step towards having more eco-friendly ways to run our vehicles. 

Biofuels

These are fuels made from corn and sugarcane. While they still produce pollution, it’s significantly less compared to petrol and diesel cars. Further development is being conducted so that biofuels can be generated more efficiently and without food wastage. 

How to Choose an Electric Car to Buy?

If you’re considering buying an electric car, then it’s crucial to understand all aspects of how to own, manage, and take care of your EV. Even if it deteriorates just like a typical car, you can enjoy it for a long time if you know how to take good care of your electric vehicle. 

Know Your Options

There are so many electric cars to choose from. This is good because you don’t want to be limited by just a few choices. However, this might also be confusing for you. What you can do is take time to read about the different EVs so you’ll know which one is the best car for your needs. 

Test Drive the Car

Shopping for a car is never complete without a proper test drive. This is the exciting part. Once you’ve narrowed down your choices and already have a shortlist of EVs, you can go to the dealership and schedule a test drive. Ask all the questions you have to the salesperson so that you can get to know the car more and be observant of how the EV responds to your driving. This is the best way to know if the car is a good fit. 

Know How to Charge an EV

Since an electric car requires recharging, it might be a whole new concept to grasp, especially if this is your first time owning an electric vehicle. But it’s something you can learn quickly and it would be as easy as charging your smartphone. 

If you want to charge at home, you’re going to need home chargers. Using home chargers will make charging easy and fast. You can leave your car plugged in overnight after using it throughout the day. You might also have the option to charge it while at work if your workplace has charging points. 

If you don’t have a home charger or your workplace doesn’t have charging points, you may use public charging ports. They’re all over the UK so you won’t have trouble finding one to use. Some are free if you’re visiting a certain establishment like a restaurant or shop. Others might as you to pay a small fee which is far cheaper than topping up a typical petrol or diesel car. 

Takeaway

You may have already heard that by 2030, the sales ban on petrol and diesel cars will be implemented. This is being done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from these conventional vehicles. The goal is for the UK to have zero net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050 and have better air quality for everyone across the country. 

Whilst the sales ban is still a few years from now, it might be time to start thinking about transitioning to a green car. The future is electric. Why not begin making that future a reality today? 😀

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