By: Katie Carpenter (Reaction Post)
The blog I read was titled, “Is EV Really Taking Over?” an article written by my fellow classmate Rayan Arman. This blog posting is about technology advancements in the car production market. The points raised highlighted both the advantages and disadvantages that come along with the introduction of electric cars in market that is dominated by combustion vehicles.
I found this article to be very informative about the steps that need to be taken in order for electrical cars to compete with the traditional model many American’s use now. People all over the world use their cars for long drives or road trips and electric cars are not reliable for driving long distances or for long amounts of time as they need to be charged frequently.
I can relate to this type of thinking. My family frequently drove to the east coast from Chicago twice a year to visit family. The importance of reliability when it comes to your vehicle is essential. In order for electric cars to flourish and even surpass traditional cars will take more time and effort to be deemed successful.
Arman brings up another point when it comes to the disadvantages of electric cars, which was car enthusiasts. Car enthusiasts purchase cars almost as collector items and there are certain requirements a car must have for each individual to be interested. Many times, it’s the noise the engine makes, the horsepower or speed, and the appearance of a car. When it comes to electric cars they are basically, silent when turning on, driving, and turning off. Personally, I find this to be an advantage as I do not like loud noises coming from my car but for many others who are familiar with cars, the revving of the engine is essential.
I believe that eventually our society will adopt electric cars as the norm but for now more development in technology needs to conducted.