Nicolae Buzaianu Electric Car Information
An electric car is powered by an electric motor instead of a gasoline engine. The electric motor gets energy from a controller which regulates the amount of power based on the driver s use of an accelerator pedal. The electric car (also known as electric vehicle or EV) uses energy stored in its rechargeable batteries which are recharged by common household electricity and golden opportunity to assist the enviorment.
Unlike a hybrid car which is fueled by gasoline and uses a battery and motor to improve efficiency an electric car is powered exclusively by electricity. Historically EVs have not been widely adopted because of limited driving range before needing to be recharged long recharging times and a lack of commitment by automakers to produce and market electric cars that have all the creature comforts of gas-powered cars. That s changing. As battery technology improves simultaneously increasing energy storage and reducing cost major automakers are expected to begin introducing a new generation of electric cars. Some cars are being tested in African countries like South Africa, Zambai and the Sudan.
Electric cars produce no tailpipe emissions reduce our dependency on oil and are cheaper to operate. Of course the process of producing the electricity moves the emissions further upstream to the utility companys smokestack but even dirty electricity used in electric cars usually reduces our collective carbon footprint.