The question that concerns the consumer in early 2019 is: is it time to consider electric cars as a viable alternative to internal combustion engines? There are dozens of sub-questions about whether buying this type of vehicle is feasible during the new year and whether these vehicles are reliable, especially in the distance they travel before they have to be sent, which is often less than what companies say.
Electric cars are the latest development phase after the Hybrids and Hybrids with vehicles for external loads and hydrogen propulsion. It depends on an engine or electric motors and rechargeable batteries that drive vehicles up to a distance of 150 to 250 miles before they have to be charged.
Many practical cars are already available in the 2019 markets, such as the Jaguar «A + Pace» and Nissan «Life», and more of them will soon reach the markets of the region. Consumers in the region can purchase from a selection of available electric cars such as the Tesla Model S and Model X cars. Tesla has a showroom in Dubai that was opened last year.
In 2018, General Motors also began to sell small Chevrolet Bolt electric cars that were used by the Dubai police and airport authorities. Chinese companies that want to enter the region this year with electric cars that are already being used in China are participating in the competition.
But it can not be said that the technology of electric cars has matured, which makes purchase decisions easy. We are still at the beginning of a new phase and the consumer is not yet ready to apply new techniques that are not known to exclusion. No one can predict the value of electric cars after use and the validity and life of the battery or the cost of replacement costs when the efficiency of repeated charging decreases. Trust is also not reflected in the figures of companies in terms of the extent to which electric cars, where range is affected by many elements such as load and speed of traffic and the nature of roads in terms of visibility and landing and external temperature. The range also depends on the use of external lighting, air conditioning, operation of music entertainment systems and charging of mobile devices.
Many promises for the arrival of electric cars between 2020 and 2025 of dozens of companies added to what is already available in the markets. Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Nissan, Hyundai, Volkswagen and Toyota race in the race.
It is added to the options currently available from the "A Pace" of the Jaguar and the "Leaf" and "A3" cars and Tesla cars from Nissan. In 2019 cars such as Hyundai & # 39; s Kona, E-Nero from Kia and the new generation Nissan Leaf, as well as Audi Eron and Mercedes-Benz ECC will enter the market.
In addition to the general criteria in terms of reliability of cars, aging and purchase price, another criterion is the user costs. This standard takes into account the number of kilometers or kilometers of the vehicle. The actual size is often less than the range advertised by companies, for example no more than 195 miles instead of 235 miles in Nissan Lif, and 204 miles instead of 304 miles in the case of the Tesla Model S.
If you calculate the cost of charging a car from a public point of shipment or home, you can calculate the cost per mile covered by the car. They currently range from 5 to 6.6 cents per mile. But with the greater reach in new generations and the speed of shipping, these costs can be reduced to one cent per mile.
Other criteria that have to take into account the high price of electric cars compared to internal combustion engines and whether fuel savings and environmental factors justify this increase. Like any new technology, prices will coincide with the entry of more companies.
The Electric Driving Analysis website says that most electric vehicle users do not cut more than 85 miles per week behind the wheel, meaning they can use their car for a full week before being charged.
In Europe, Norway has shown that the transition to electrical payment can take place quickly if sufficient financial incentives are available. All European countries aim to switch to electric propulsion during their future journey, but to drive to this goal at different speeds.
In Norway the government pays generous incentives, as well as exemptions from road tax, transport to zeeferry boats, free lessons and the possibility to use bus routes. In Norway, electric cars account for 20 percent of the total.
In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel promised in 2010 that her policy was to build 1 million electric cars on German streets by 2020. Last year, however, there were no more than 100,000 cars, including hybrids that were transported outside. Of course it will be difficult to achieve the goal of one million electric cars on time. The German government offers incentives up to 2,000 euros to encourage buyers to switch to electric cars.
Britain, France and Spain are racing to stimulate the rapid transition to electric propulsion by putting the year 2040 as the end of the production of new petrol cars. These countries offer incentives, impose more taxes on exhaust emissions and build electric charging stations to complete the infrastructure.
The answer to the question of the timing of buying a vehicle electric vehicle is not easy. It depends on the circumstances of each consumer in terms of distance covered daily and the required size of the vehicle. The prevailing view in industry is to wait another year to buy, because markets reach new generations of electric cars that offer better technologies, longer and lower prices. Freight networks evolve and standardize.
Advantages and disadvantages of electric vehicles
> The most important advantages of electric cars are that they have a high efficiency, have a quiet operation, are cheaper to use, are clean in use and can be sent home.
> The disadvantages are high purchase prices and a long shipping period and the lack of multiple options on the markets is currently limited and not suitable for long journeys such as internal combustion engines.