Friday, June 02, 2017
By Carkhabri Team
Basic Difference Between Electric and Plug-in-Hybrid Cars
The problem of pollution has emerged as curse for all the countries across the world and despite of huge efforts made by the all governments ruling in different nations no country so far has succeed in getting the rid of the problem. On the other side prices of fuel throughout the world are hiking at jet dynamic speed at regular intervals as the result of which people are shifting towards other sources of fuel which could offer them efficient fuel consumption figures. But, as there is lack of awareness among people about these vehicles their sale is very less as compared to vehicles running of petrol and diesel.
However, it is rumored that by 2030 vehicles running on fossils fuel will not exist after eight years. So, does it mean that after eight years or after 2030 no vehicles will be manufactured across the world and people will be making use of bullock carts for their traveling purpose? Or within the span of time another sources of fuel will emerge offering pollution free environment along with improved fuel efficiency.
Although at present electric and plug-in hybrid cars are considered as the fuel efficient vehicles but as referred above people are not still aware about these cars and not even know the basic difference between these cars. Therefore, keeping with an objective to make people know about it, today we are making an effort to make the basic comparison between both the electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
What are Electric Cars? Electric car as the name suggests is completely an electric car that doesn’t make use of an engine. These cars require charging after driving specific number of kilometers and therefore the batteries configured in these cars are enriched with efficient back-up to protect the drivers from any unfortunate situation of battery discharging in the middle of their way. As there is no gasoline engine present in these cars they offer better average than compared to hybrid vehicles.
What are Plug-in Hybrid Cars? These are cars that plugged in, means they make use of dual engine options one that is electronic and another one is regular engine which could be either petrol or diesel depending upon the configuration offered by the manufacturer. The electric engine also referred as electric motor facilitates the driver to drive his car for few miles say for instance up-to thirty to forty miles after which the regular engine installed in the car starts working and the electronic motor stops operating.
Benefits of Electronic Vehicles: The most important benefit enjoyed by making use of EVs is there is no use of fuel in driving them and therefore they are like boon for the manufacturers who wish to decrease the carbon footprints of their vehicles.
Moving ahead as compared to hybrid vehicles EVs offer drivability for longer distance as there is no use of any fuel in driving them. That means you cruise for long distance without making use of fuel in driving your car.
Drawbacks of Electric vehicles: Although at first instance use of EVs sounds quite beneficial as compared to plug-in hybrid vehicles, but as every coin has two sides’ heads and tails and therefore EVs are also not an exception to it and they also suffer from few drawbacks. The most concerning drawback of EVs is their driving efficiency which is restricted only up-to drive of 60 to 70 miles. Whereas plug-in hybrid cars generally can be driven up-to 30-40 miles on electric machine and rest 200 to 300 miles on the engine.
Advantages of Plug-in Hybrid Cars: The worth mentioning benefit of Plug-in Hybrid over EVs is their drivability, where EVs could be driven up-to specified miles depending upon their charge, plug-in hybrid vehicles can be driven for long distance because of gasoline engine offered in them.
Drawbacks of Plug-in Hybrid Cars: The major drawback of these vehicles is lack of variety as compared to EVs. The major reason which at first instance seems to be responsible for this drawback is the interest of car enthusiasts who are interested to drive vehicles without making use of fuel and protecting the environment.
Taxes and other benefits offered by both the cars: If you are planning to buy a car that is fuel efficient and also enjoy some sort of subsidy from the government then you can opt for any of these cars, because governments across the world offer substantial subsidy to owners of these cars. Although plug-in hybrid cars make use of gasoline the cost of fuel is quite lesser than regular cars.
Now, as the future will see such cars running on the roads it is believed more car makers will move towards the development of such vehicles offering wide options to car enthusiasts, therefore depending upon your choice you can go for any of them.