You may have heard about the rise in use of electric motors, but what do you really know about them and how they compare to gas or petrol engines? Based on the following information, is it worth switching your cars and other energy-reliant machines over to an electric motor?

Technology
Gas – gas engines combine gasoline or petrol with air in an engine cylinder. A piston then compresses it and a sparkplug ignites the fuel. This causes a small explosion those results in the power of the engine.
Electric – an electric motor converts electrical power and puts the motor directly into motion by producing a magnetic field around it.

Applications
Gas – gasoline and petrol have long been the main source of power for cars and other machines that require an engine of some kind.
Electric – these motors have seen a lot of use in areas where there is electricity readily available.

Advantages
Gas – gasoline and petrol are powerful, inexpensive energy solutions, especially as the fuels are generally readily available (especially at service stations).
Electric – electric motors are more efficient and are able to supply their motors with its maximum level of power straight away (while gas engines have to rev up first).

Disadvantages
Gas – gas and petrol engines are not as efficient and will produce a bit of noise and vibrations while running. This is most notable whilst the engine is idling.
Electric – an electric motor, especially when coupled with a battery pack, costs a lot more than a traditional gas engine. The frequent recharging of the motor can also be bothersome.

Environmental Impacts
Gas – gasoline and petrol is made from oil (a non-renewable fossil fuel) and produces a considerable amount of carbon emissions.
Electric – electric motors use energy from coal (which is also a non-renewable fossil fuel), but also has more environmentally friendly options, such as sourcing energy from clean nuclear, wind, tidal and solar power plants. These motors do not release any exhaust emissions.

Cost
Gas – As the world’s oil supplies are beginning to run out, the cost of oil, and therefore of gasoline and petrol, is rising. It is becoming increasingly more expensive to run cars and other machines that rely on a gas or petrol powered engine.
Electric – an electric motor is much cheaper to run, as electricity costs are nowhere near those of gasoline and petrol. Using energy solutions for running your motor, such as solar power, will also pay for themselves in the future.

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