The viability of electric vehicles has been in question since they were introduced into the automotive world. People didn't really take them seriously, at first, and considering the time and money that was being put into the research, that's not really surprising. However, like every other product that has made an impact, creative minds, new solutions, and increasing popularity has made them a huge priority in the ongoing efforts to rely less on gasoline as a source of fuel. 

Thanks heavily in part to the brilliant mind of Elon Musk, EVs have begun to take on a bit of a different face. People are starting to believe in them more, and it seems that they could finally provide a realistic alternative for everybody to use. But is that a good thing? We take a look at some of the factors in question, so you can make your own decision. Here are 5 Reasons Electric Cars Are the Solution to Oil Dependency, and 5 Reasons They Aren't.