EVs have several advantages over conventional vehicles:
Energy efficient. EVs convert over 77% of the electrical energy from the grid to power at the wheels. Conventional gasoline vehicles only convert about 12%–30% of the energy stored in gasoline to power at the wheels.
Lower emissions. In Geneva, greenhouse gas emissions caused by on-road transportation account for 32% of total emissions. EVs do not emit tailpipe emissions, which makes them a cleaner option to operate compared to gasoline or diesel vehicles, especially if charged with renewable energy.
Improved air quality. Lower emissions lead to better local air quality.
Performance benefits. Electric motors provide quiet, smooth operation and stronger acceleration.
Reduced maintenance costs. EVs have fewer moving parts and don’t require oil changes, tune-ups, cooling system flushes, and other common maintenance services needed for traditional vehicles.
Reduced energy dependence. Electricity is a domestic energy source.