Are electric cars better than regular gas-powered cars? Well, there are benefits to both types of vehicles, but there are also many downsides to both. Gas-powered cars run on gasoline and diesel while electric cars run on electricity. Some car manufacturers sell a mix of gas-powered and electric-powered in one car called a hybrid.
Gas vehicles or combustion engines are run by compressing gas and air in a chamber and then igniting the gas and air. A gas tank for a car can range from 13 to 30 gallons. On average a car can get 24 miles per gallon. That means you can drive 312 miles to 720 miles on one tank of gas. Refueling a car like this can take a matter of minutes.
Electric cars run on a big battery under the car. The batter is charged by braking or a 240-volt outlet. The cars can run for about 300 to 400 miles on one charge. Then it will take 15 min to a half hour.
Electric cars will be more and more relevant as time goes on. But I don't think electric cars will ever fully take over. I think if people can figure out how to charge cars in a matter of minutes, and make the batteries last longer, I think electric cars will be more useful.
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