Time to Plug in your Car?
Electric cars are one of the latest inventions that are taking the world by storm. There are many interesting facts about these cars that are growing in popularity
, people drive
less than thirty miles per day. This makes electric
cars perfectly suited for these short trips. Most electric
cars can travel up to seventy miles before requiring a charge. There are also options for people needing to travel longer distances.
Because the battery
in an electric
car is so important, it is very expensive
. Normally, a car battery
costs about $150. Batteries for electric
cars are decreasing, but they are still very pricey. In 2009, a 100-mile range electric battery
cost $33,000. Today, those batteries cost around $10,000.
Many people use the evening hours to charge their cars. This is another way to save because electricity
costs less at night. There are also 5,000 public
charging stations across the country.