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How comfortable is an electric vehicle to drive?

How comfortable is an electric vehicle to drive?

Electric cars are often associated with a reduction in polluting gases, which are harmful for the environment and for climate change. A battery-powered electric vehicle, however, also certainly guarantees a driving experience which is very different from what we are still used to today, with the noises and vibrations generated by petrol engines and even more so by diesel ones.

It has been shown that most of the population has still not yet tried a completely electric battery-powered car. A strong, further acceleration in the spread of electric vehicles is therefore to be expected when many will have personally experienced the comfort and smoothness of these innovative vehicles, especially in the city.

Regenerative electric braking, which recharges the batteries in deceleration, is one of the main characteristics exclusive to electric and hybrid vehicles which limits the consumption of traditional brakes, also significantly. There are already examples of battery-powered cars that have clocked up over 300,000 km without the need for maintenance of the braking system, significantly reducing service costs as well. This innovative technology makes the driving experience even more comfortable for those who, especially in the city, have to frequently slow down and speed up.

There are no alternating motions of pistons, connecting rods and crankshafts in electric cars, moreover, making the vehicles effectively characterized by the absence of disturbing vibrations. It’s true that diesel engine technology has evolved greatly in recent years, but the characteristic vibrations are still clearly perceived on many vehicles of this type, as is also the case with gas and petrol-powered cars.

Electric vehicles, also used for public transport, guarantee, moreover, a clear improvement in the quality of life in the city thanks to the absence of noises and vibrations that too often are also transmitted into homes and other buildings.

Large urban diesel and gas buses for public transport are characterised by automatic gear changes that deliver real blows to the drivers’ body at every acceleration and deceleration, provoking tiredness and occupational illness that are, instead, completely eliminated with electric traction; hearing diseases and disorders are also caused by often very noisy public means of transport with endothermic motors.

For professional use, such as commercial delivery and waste collection vehicles, also at night and at designated times for public peace and quiet, besides guaranteeing the maximum comfort of professional operators, electric mobility should be taken into consideration for all its evident and objective environmental advantages, for the elimination of noises and vibrations, favouring in general an environment enabling a better quality of life for people in cities.

The automotive industry needs to quickly offer modern components in order to meet the growing market demand for electrification in all the different areas of the ecological transition.

Reinova is ready to best serve its customers with appropriate solutions for a more rapid research, development and production of new components necessary for electric mobility.