Electric mobility no longer only refers to cars. Other segments of the road transport sector are also experiencing an increase in the rate of electrification. There are now more than 500,000 electric buses in use, nearly 350,000 lorries – mostly light – and around 190 million two-wheelers worldwide.
As for maritime transport, although it is also making its progress, electrification is currently limited to sea ferries and short-distance vessels. In the short term, electric boats are expected to be economically competitive with other low-carbon propulsion systems, but only for distances of up to 200 km.
Why is transport electrification good for me?
When we say that the future of mobility is electric, it's because it not only benefits the planet, but it also benefits society in general.
One of the main advantages of electric mobility is that it improves air quality in the communities where we live. This means that, by not emitting toxic gases, it improves the quality of life for everyone. As such, dispensing with combustion engines avoids emitting tons of greenhouse gases. This helps us to mitigate climate change and ensure a better life for future generations.
The sustainable mobility alternatives we have today are really broad: cars, bicycles, scooters... And they all have something in common: they reduce noise pollution since they emit practically no sound, which benefits the whole of society.
Another advantage is that it provides a higher level of comfort while driving and allows you to enjoy smoother accelerations. Also, while many people consider that electric engines don't offer the same power and speed as fuel engines, this isn't true. They offer immediate and continuous throughout the journey. You simply have to pay attention to the battery and, fortunately, there are more and more charging stations.
Although there are many benefits of electric mobility, and in particular of cars, there is an advantage that stands out above the rest. The economic expense they entail is substantially lower, consuming half the energy of a combustion engine. So, although the initial investment can be high, it is a great long-term investment.
In addition to energy savings, electric cars are also characterised by having 90% fewer components. This, added to the reduced wear and friction, makes them vehicles that are easy to maintain.
Advantages of electric vehicles