Safer and greener driving – are electric cars the way of the future?

What’s all the fuss about going electric? Ecars have been proven to be less expensive to maintain, quieter and generally just more fun to own. But before you get swept away in the green driving movement, you probably want to know if electric cars are as safe as traditional combustion-powered vehicles. As it turns out, they may be even safer than their predecessors. Keep reading to find out why.

They’re less likely to break down. The beauty of electric cars goes far beyond their potential to lower carbon emissions. The mechanics of an electric vehicle also mean that it is less complex underneath the bonnet. With no need for transmission fluid, antifreeze or oil changes, owners of these cars happily spend less time (and money) on maintenance. But more importantly, they are less likely to end up on the side of a road calling for help as a result.

They emit fewer pollutants. This, of course, is the primary reason behind the great push for drivers to go electric. Because they use very little to no petrol, electric vehicles are far better for the environment. They also lower the amount of engine oils that are dumped into the environment.

They are designed to take a hit. Every driver’s hope is that there will never be a need for road accident controls, but electric cars are always tested to the same standard (and sometimes even higher standards) of fuel-powered cars. The very design of the car makes handling easier because the battery is placed underneath, instead of in front of the driver.

They shut off in the incident of a road accident. If you ever experience a road accident in an electric car, you can rest assured that signals such as the airbags deploying will communicate with the engine and cause the car to turn off. This can be helpful in reducing further damage caused by the driver’s inability to react in such a situation.

They can be charged at night. This may sound like a no-brainer to most people; why wouldn’t you charge your car when you’re least likely to use it? But charging at night is not meant to be just a sheer convenience for the owner (although it is). A charge-by-night schedule means that ecars consume electricity when it is least expensive and when your household is most likely to already have a bit of power already generated that’s not being put to use otherwise.

So, there you have it. The advent of electric cars are surrounded by a lot of excitement, but much of it is warranted. This is because ecars are not only safer for the environment but also safer for you and anyone you may have in tow.