It’s easy to consider wanting a top-of-the-line electric car – especially given the price of gas. They’re eco-friendly and ergonomic, and practically everyone you know has (or wants) one. As an investor in the latest technology, getting an electric car seems only logical.
With manufacturers pushing for a new standard for cars, it can seem glaringly obvious that e-cars may not live up to your expectations. If they were so great, they wouldn’t need so much advertising.
So what are the downsides and dangers of e-cars? Here’s what you should know:
Shocking electrical issues
Electric cars are outfitted with tons of electronics, wires, circuit boards and switches. Just one minor electrical problem could cause the rest of your car to malfunction or shut down. Your car might suddenly shut down in the middle of the road, putting you and others in danger of an accident.
If you do find yourself in a serious accident, all the wires could make it hard for medical professionals to assist you. A loose wire may prevent a medic from getting close to you because of the electrical current.
Poor battery performance
Electric car batteries don’t last as long as you’d imagine. You could be charging your car twice as much as you would with gas — and the charge time for these cars is no joke. Battery longevity aside, you should be more worried about the dangers these batters pose.
These batteries may help fight off global warming, but the heat has already beaten these batteries to the punch. There have been numerous occasions where these batters have overheated and spontaneously combusted during use. While an exploding battery is just one danger, these batteries let out toxic fumes — just a tiny bit of exposure to these fumes could be deadly.
If you were recently in a serious auto accident then you may need to know your options when seeking to recover from your losses.