Do Electric Cars Have Catalytic Converters?

2023 Cadillac Lyriq parked next to modern steps overlooking hills

A pretty common question we get asked is regarding whether or not electric cars have catalytic converters. So, do electric cars, like the highly-reviewed Cadillac Lyriq, have catalytic converters? No, electric cars do not have catalytic converters because they don’t emit any exhaust; a catalytic converter is designed to turn the toxins created in the engine into water and substances that are much less harmful to breathe in, and a battery-powered car does not actually emit any fumes. Take a closer look at this subject in greater detail with Cadillac Lakeland today! For more information, feel free to contact us anytime!



What is a Catalytic Converter?

Let’s review what catalytic converters do, and why they are installed on traditional cars. A catalytic converter converts the toxic fumes emitted from your vehicle’s engine into less harmful water and gases. This provides a better environment for everyone and makes the world a healthier place. As we highlight above, since EVs do not emit fumes, there would be no need for them to have a catalytic converter in the first place. If you have any further questions about catalytic converters, be sure to reach out to our experienced service center for more information.

Do Electric Cars Produce Zero Emissions?

Although many say that electric cars produce zero emissions, this is not entirely true. When they are manufactured, electric cars use a substantial amount of energy and resources. Furthermore, electric cars like the Lyriq depend on external sources for power, as they require energy to charge, of which 20% is powered by renewable sources. However, electric cars still produce less CO2 than traditional vehicles and are much greener.

Find Your Next Vehicle at Cadillac Lakeland!

Now that you know more about why EVs like the Cadillac Lyriq do not require catalytic converters, stop by Cadillac Lakeland if you have any questions! If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, the helpful staff here at Cadillac Lakeland can help you throughout the entire process, and make sure that you leave our dealership with a positive experience. Check out our new vehicle inventory, and meet with our finance center to start the buying process! Be sure to use our new vehicle specials to save big on your next car near Brandon!


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