Five Greatest Strengths of E-mobility
One of the most promising innovations leading the way towards sustainable practices is e-mobility. Electric vehicles (EVs) have emerged as a promising alternative to traditional internal combustion engines, offering a myriad of strengths that pave the way for a cleaner, greener, and more efficient future.
You’ve probably had conversations either with your friends, family, or colleagues about electric vehicles and whether they truly represent the future of transportation. We’ve summarised the five greatest strengths of e-mobility for you below.
Electric cars are the most efficient to drive.
Electric vehicles are 70% more energy efficient than other drive systems like hydrogens, e-fuels, and modern combustion engines. This is because electric motors convert a higher percentage of the energy from the grid to power at the wheels, making them more efficient in terms of energy consumption and utilisation. This leads to less energy wastage and lower operating costs. Whereas traditional vehicles waste a significant amount of energy. Plus, regenerative braking in EVs recaptures some of the energy lost during breaking, further improving efficiency.
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2. Electric cars are increasing their range.
Electric vehicles offer practical ranges for everyday use and more. Take the ID. range for example: the all-new ID.5 has an incredible electric range of 530 km^, a 150kW powertrain and 77kWh battery.
Battery technology is at the core of increasing EV range. Over recent years battery technology has seen significant advancements and continues to do so. Experts believe that technological advances, such as improvements in storage material and development of batteries will significantly increase electric range. Volkswagen is also working on research into next-generation batteries such as the development of solid-state batteries for even longer ranges and shorter charging times.
3. Electric cars have the best climate footprint
Electric Cars have the smallest climate footprint of all the drive systems, which is one of the most prominent strengths of e-mobility. Electric vehicles produce zero tailpipe emissions, reducing greenhouses gas emissions and local air pollution. E-mobility also reduces reliance on fossil fuel resources. As electricity generation becomes increasingly powered by renewable energy sources like solar, hydro, wind and geothermal, EVs can be charged with clean and sustainable energy, further enhancing environmental benefits.
4.Electric cars protect their surroundings
Take the ID.4, for example: sophisticated aeroacoustics such as details the shape of the wing mirror casings and complex noise reduction measures on the chassis make a particularly quiet ride in Volkswagen’s electric SUV. These reduce airborne and structure-borne sound, which is emitted by the drive system, chassis, and tyres, thus contributing to the impression of almost silent power delivery and eliminates noise pollution.
5. Electric cars facilitate the energy revolution
E-mobility plays a crucial role in facilitating energy revolution by offering a cleaner, more efficient, and sustainable transportation solution. As the worlds seeks to transition towards a greener future, e-mobility stands out as a key component in reducing carbon emissions and creating a more environmentally responsible transportation system.
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^Electric vehicle/mode ranges are shown using WLTP (real world driving test). This variable is based on driving conditions, style, situation and terrain. The average New Zealander drives approx. 40 km per day.
International models might be shown for illustrative purposes only, and New Zealand specifications may vary.
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