After Qatar announced the opening of the first electric car factory in Qatar in particular and the Middle East in general, in partnership with a major Japanese company in the electric car industry, controversy increased about the pros and cons of electric cars.
Despite the popularity and great enthusiasm for electric cars to see them in the market, despite the many different advantages of electric cars, they also have many disadvantages.
What are the pros of electric cars?
1- Electric cars are environmentally friendly
Electric cars do not emit carbon emissions of any kind and do not emit smoke or exhaust, so they protect the environment, especially in crowded cities.
2- Saving money
Electric cars do not need to be filled with fuel, which means saving a lot of money that would otherwise be spent on car fuel. Electric cars need only be recharged with electricity, which is very low compared to fuel.
3- It does not require maintenance
Since electric cars depend on batteries, you will not need to do maintenance work for mechanical motors and other parts related to engines such as changing valves and oil changes, which usually need regular maintenance. This means that there is no need to go to maintenance centers and thus save a lot of money.
4- Suitable for cities
Electric cars are characterized by their quietness as they do not have the sound of an annoying engine, and are suitable for crowded cities due to their ease of control from start and stop.
5- Safe for the driver, it contains air bags, and electrical supplies can be cut off to stop the battery and protect other passengers.
What are the disadvantages of electric cars?
1- Limited electrical stations
Perhaps this is one of the most disadvantages of electric cars today, because the infrastructure of cities is not equipped to provide enough electrical stations to serve electric vehicle owners. This takes a lot of time, effort and money to save.
2- Its high price
Electric cars are still significantly more expensive than conventional cars, which reduces the number of people who would consider owning them.
3- Emissions from electrical stations
Although electric cars are environmentally friendly, electric plants still emit harmful emissions that pollute the environment.
Just thinking about getting out with your car but forgetting to charge it is a bad idea. And do not forget that if you go out for a long trip and the car stops in a place where there are no electrical stations to charge the car, you will not be able to complete your trip or go home.
In addition, the batteries are heavy in weight, which affects the running of the car.
5- Difficulty in maintenance and repair
The fact that the car is electric means that all of its parts are electronic. If the car stops, for example, the solution will not be to change the oil or something like that. On the contrary, you will need electronic parts and they may not be available or cannot be replaced.