Electric cars or internal combustion engine cars—which is better? Electric cars were in their heyday back in 1900, but a sudden rise in petrol engine cars, accompanied by battery technology inefficiencies killed electric cars by 1920.
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However, with recent improvements in battery technology and power electronics, electric cars have made a strong comeback.
We will compare these totally different technologies scientifically, and come to understand which is superior.Here we are using Tesla model S as electric car to compare with its petrol engine car counter part.
Electric cars have much lower fuel costs – electricity is cheaper than petrol or diesel – and maintenance costs, as the engines are simpler and help brake the car, saving on brake pads.