Electric Cars vs Gasoline Cars


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Aerianna Hubel

There can be many positive and negative reasons people would or wouldn’t use electric cars. Both types of cars get you to your destination, but there are little things that can change your whole mindset on the car you have or are thinking about getting. You can believe that all cars are the same but just look different, but you have to think about how much money you are going to be spending on that car and how long you are going to be using it for and make sure that you are ready for it. 


An analysis of electric cars and how they benefit you and the world led me to suggest that they are better than gasoline cars. Even though electricity is cheaper than gasoline, a full tank in an electric vehicle goes about 300 miles and 60-120 miles per charge. A full tank of gasoline in a gasoline car goes about 200-400 miles. When you are driving a long distance or going on a road trip in a gasoline car you can most likely get there only stopping 1-2 times. On the other hand, in an electric car, you would most likely have to stop 2-3 times during the trip.

When you are using a gasoline car you just go to the gasoline station and fill up your car in less than 10 minutes. In an electric car, you have to sit there and let your car charge until it is full and ready to go, but you don’t have to spend as much money on charging your car as you need to fill your tank with gasoline. You’re saving money by using an electric vehicle.


Electric cars are cheaper than gasoline cars and you should get an electric vehicle instead. Electric cars can save you up to about $1,198 for fuel per year on average. There is also no oil that will have to be changed and no engine you will have to manage. You have a 5-8 year warranty on your battery and the car battery will last you 10-20 years before you will need to get it replaced. Electric cars won’t break down as often as gasoline cars and you won’t have to pay more money to get your broken car fixed. If you have an electric car, you will spend $485 per year, rather than spending $1,117 a year on a gasoline car. 


Electric cars can be nicer fitting and cleaner than most cars used today. It depends on how well you take care of your car and how you keep up with it. Electric cars are 3 times cleaner than diesel and gasoline cars that are being used to this day. Electric cars can be better by the sound of the car as well. Electric cars are quiet, so if you have to leave early in the morning you won’t make a loud noise with your car. Electric cars are quiet because they lack internal combustion engines that make noise in gasoline cars. Electric cars can be clean if you don’t get them dirty and you clean the inside and outside, but that goes with every car that is used.


In conclusion, I recommend getting an electric car because you save money and have fewer worries about your car. Having a gasoline car isn’t really much worse than an electric car, but an electric car has more advantages and more benefits you will get out of it. Electric cars are the way to go.