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The car, invented in 1886, has climbed to its place as one of the most popular modes of transportation around the world and played a vital role in people's daily life. When they are running on the roads, conventional cars that use fossil fuel as the power are actually causing damage to the environment at the same time. For the environment and lower cost, electric cars have been invented.

What are electric cars?

Electric cars are vehicles that are either partially or fully powered by electric power. They have low running costs because there are fewer moving parts for maintenance and are environmentally friendly as they use little or no fossil fuels. Electric vehicles function by plugging into a charge point and taking electricity from the grid. They use rechargeable batteries to store the electricity for powering an electric car motor, which turns the wheels. To charge an electric car, the owner has to go to a public EV charging station or install an electric car charger at home.

Types of electric cars

There are mainly three types of electric cars on the market. Plug-in electric cars run purely on electricity, so it doesn't produce emissions as traditional cars do. Plug-in hybrid electric cars mainly run on electricity and have a traditional fuel engine as backup power. Hybrid electric cars run mainly on fuel like petrol or diesel and also have an electric car battery.

Benefits of electric cars

Electric cars emit far fewer exhaust gases than traditional cars, which reduces air pollution, particularly in congested cities. On average, an electric car costs less than traditional cars both for driving and purchasing. Some customers tend to choose used electric cars due to limited budgets. And with electric car conversion kits, those who are able to reform cars or access professional help can change their former traditional cars into electric cars.

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