Electric Mobility: What are the advantages?
June 14, 2021
Electric Mobility: What are the advantages?

In Portugal electric cars are becoming more and more popular, some people believe they’ re the car of the future, others believe they are investments to be made now. Despite the growing popularity, some drivers are still hesitant to change their traditional combustion car for an electric one. Find out here about the advantages of electric cars.

What is an electric car?

First of all, an electric car is a car propelled by an electric motor, which means that, unlike traditional cars that run on diesel or petrol, this type of car uses an electric propulsion system and not an internal combustion engine. In this way, the electric motor uses the energy stored in rechargeable batteries. 

What advantages?

1. Zero emissions :  

From an environmental point of view, this is the great advantage of electric cars. They are environmentally friendly due to the fact that they neither use fossil fuels nor emit gases. As concerns about CO2 emissions increase, political efforts have been made to restrict the circulation of combustion vehicles in some city centres.  

2. Maintenance 

In an electric vehicle, maintenance is simpler, less frequent and therefore more economical. That’ s because the electric motor system has fewer moving components subject to wear and tear compared to a combustion engine. 

3. Parking

Parking is also easier, as you simply park in one of the many places reserved for charging this type of vehicle. Furthermore, more and more municipalities are encouraging electric mobility through the reduction of parking meter prices.

4. Tax Incentives 

Buying an electric vehicle in Portugal, exempts you from paying some taxes.

5. They are Silent

The impact on noise pollution is also substantial. Electric cars are so quiet that a law was issued that requires them to emit a minimum noise, called 

 acoustic for pedestrian safety. 

Now that you are aware of the advantages of an electric vehicle you can analyze the best option for you. If you are still not convinced, know that you can also consider a hybrid.