With some announcements in the annual budget plan for the next fiscal year to promote electric vehicles in the country, their price in the Nepali market is expected to drop significantly after mid-July.
Electric vehicles, by definition, do not require fossil fuels such as diesel or gasoline to operate because they are powered by electricity. Is this, however, the only difference? Certainly not!
It may be difficult to tell the difference between an electric and a gasoline-powered vehicle just by looking at them. An electric vehicle’s exterior and interior design are very similar to that of a conventional vehicle. The majority of the components in an electric vehicle perform the same functions as those in a gasoline-powered vehicle.
The difference between the vehicles, however, is in how they operate. So, today, we’ll go over some of the key differences between electric vehicles and gasoline-powered vehicles.
1. No engine
An electric motor, power electronics, and a battery pack are all part of an EV. It does not require any fuel but a charged battery to operate because it does not have an engine, whereas conventional vehicles use an internal combustion engine that runs on petrol or diesel to power the wheels. Electricity is also used in fossil-fuel vehicles for some accessories, but not to move the vehicle.
2. Different parts and need of maintenance
This is one of the most significant distinctions between electric vehicles and conventional vehicles. In an electric vehicle, the motor is the only moving part, whereas fossil-fuel vehicles have hundreds of moving parts. Because an EV has fewer moving parts, it requires less maintenance and is more dependable. Vehicles that run on fossil fuels require a variety of maintenance, including oil changes, filter replacements, and regular tune-ups, among other things. EVs, on the other hand, require far less maintenance than traditional fossil-fuel vehicles.
3. Fuel Economy
EVs are not only easier to maintain, but they are also more efficient than conventional vehicles, making them less expensive to operate. EVs can cover up to twice the distance or even more than fossil-fuel vehicles for the same amount of money. The only disadvantage you have in Nepal is that there aren’t many charging stations because the government is only planning to build a few.
When it comes to buying a new car, speed has always been a major consideration. It can also be used to assess the differences between EVs and conventional vehicles. EVs produce more torque than combustion engine vehicles, allowing them to travel faster. However, faster does not always imply better. In comparison to electric vehicles, fossil-fuel vehicles typically have a higher top speed.
Simply put, EVs have a higher initial speed, but fuel-powered vehicles can outrun them over longer distances. However, only a small number of EVs can match the maximum speed of gasoline-powered vehicles.
When it comes to performance, EVs outperform gasoline-powered vehicles by providing instant torque and quiet acceleration. EVs can produce a lot of torque right away, whereas gasoline-powered vehicles struggle at low rpm. In EVs, torque and power can be controlled instantly, whereas conventional vehicles’ engines have a slow response; as a result, EVs have better traction controls.