Electric Cars : The Development Of A Clean, Safe, Reliable And Silent Way Of Transportation

1443 Words Oct 27th, 2016 6 Pages
As previously discussed, electric driving was not of much interest to people during its debut. Most of the conditions that lead to its development were individual breakouts of innovations with electromagnetics. For instance, Thomas Davenports’ goal was to have his electric motor power street cars replace steam powered vehicles. To continue the development of his electric motor, Davenport traveled to Washington D.C. to exhibit his machine before the patent office and have it registered. However, due to lack of money he returned home without success and never got to fully develop electric motors that could drive around the streets. Different conditions in society lead to contributions in the development of electric cars. For example, gasoline-powered cars could be a health hazard, they were loud, unreliable and had a strong unpleasant smell. These factors lead to the development of a clean, safe, reliable and silent way of transportation. Another very important factor that boosted the development of these cars was World War I. High prices of gasoline during this time helped the electric car industry to flourish since it gave people a cheaper and more reliable option at this time. Now days, current environmental issues such as air pollution, landfill waste emissions, fossil-fuel consumption, etc., have made electric and hybrid cars a key player in helping reduce gas emissions and propel eco-friendly driving. Davenport had set the ground for future innovations in the electric…

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