TOP 10 FACTS ABOUT ELECTRIC CARS
FACT NO 1
EVs use electric motors powered by onboard batteries, instead of gas engines.
FACT NO 2
Global EV sales topped 11.1 million in 2023, up 44% from 2022.
FACT NO 3
The top-selling EV in the US is the Tesla Model Y.
FACT NO 4
Electricity is a domestic, abundant energy source for EVs, improving energy security.
FACT NO 5
Charging an EV is 2-3x more efficient than using gasoline to power a car.
FACT NO 6
EVs produce zero direct exhaust emissions, meaning cleaner air.
FACT NO 7
EV batteries can be recycled to recover lithium, nickel, cobalt and other materials.
FACT NO 8
Volkswagen aims to stop selling gas vehicles in Europe by 2035.
FACT NO 9
Electric motors provide instant torque, allowing faster acceleration than gas engines.
FACT NO 10
Upfront cost of EVs is typically higher than gas cars, but lower operating costs offset this over time.