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The Costs and Benefits of Electric Cars

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Electric cars seem to be completely inevitable today. People have been talking about them for so long that it seems as if they’re going to be the cars of the near future. There are already electric cars on the road, and there are already plans to create electric cars that will drive themselves. There may be entire fleets of electric cars that drive themselves before much longer.

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However, people should be aware of the potential costs and benefits associated with driving electric cars. These are cars that have taken off in popularity for a reason, but there are always some negatives associated with any major change.


When people hear about electric cars for the first time, they might wonder if electrocution is a potential hazard. Sadly, this is the case. Electric cars need to use high voltage levels in order to work in the first place, and whenever high voltage levels are present, electrocution could be a potential risk.

Electric car batteries use direct current as opposed to alternating current, and direct current has always had more of a risk attached to it. The 12-volt batteries of more traditional cars have always carried electrocution risks in their own right. However, with the higher voltage levels associated with electric cars, the risks are going to be heightened as a necessary consequence of the high voltage levels.

If the system were short-circuited, there is always a risk of electrocution attached, and drivers must always avoid touching the bare battery cables. There could be a risk of electrocution attached if this happened while the car was in a grounded state.

The charging stations for electric cars are also not without their risks. There are plenty of different safety precautions in place for these charging stations, of course. There are circuit breakers, and there are instructions on how to charge up an electric car safely. However, given the very high voltage involved with electric charging stations, there are still going to be risks involved with electrocution, and it is important for people to be able to remain aware of them in the hope of actually reducing or eliminating those risks.

Costs and Benefits

It should be noted that if the gasoline powered car was introduced today, people would be talking about the fires and the risks associated with the fires. This is very much a situation where certain cars are going to get favored and certain cars are going to be the targets of more criticism.

In many cases, when people introduce a new technology, traditionalist elements are going to demand that it is proven to be an unqualified good. This is never going to be the case. There are always going to be positives and negatives associated with all new technologies, and people should be aware of them in advance.

Car safety is always important to keep in mind. It should be noted that in terms of overall car safety, many electric cars are still going to be safer than the gasoline powered cars that they replaced. It’s all a matter of evaluating their safety hazards and trying to decide whether or not these are going to be cars that will manage to ultimately keep people safer on the road.

It’s going to be difficult for any engineers to design a car that is completely safe for anyone to use. The gasoline powered car is definitely old technology, however, and the Tesla car represents an improvement over the technology from the early twentieth century in this regard.


Many of the hazards of cars are caused by the drivers themselves and not by the actual mechanics of the cars. As such, it is important for people to remember that it is the self-driving cars that will ultimately reduce most of the problems associated with driving cars today.

Electric cars are going to have their own hazards. However, it might be possible to reduce those hazards as well through better technology involving lower voltage standards and involving more safety features that are going to allow people to really use the cars without additional sources of problems. There are always going to be car crashes, but they can at least be reduced.

Kingsley Felixhttps://kraftysprouts.media
Based in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. I am the founder of Krafty Sprouts Media, LLC (US), i make sure thing run smoothly and well organized in our organization. Follow me on my social media platforms.
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