Essay on Electric Cars
example of the uses of electric cars in everyday life. From the article "Electrical Engineering",
an Australian built his own electric car from a second hand Porsche. The article proves that
having a private electric cars is no longer a dream. But do all people know the good things and
the bad things about having a private electric car?
Now, what electric vehicles really are? Simply put, electric vehicles are vehicles that are
powered by an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine. Electric vehicle use
electricity as the "fuel" instead of gasoline or some other combustible fuel. The electric motor in
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answer is affected by how and where the vehicle is driven speed, stop-and-go, hilly terrain, etc.
and on how much the auxiliary systems like heat and air conditioning are used. With an electric
vehicle, the answer also depends on the type of batteries. In general, the first-generation electric
vehicles now starting to be produced have driving ranges between 40 and 120 miles on a single
battery charge. While this obviously is less than gasoline-powered cars, several points are
important to remember:
Most people drive far less than 50 miles on an average day.
Many vehicles in fleets operated by companies or government organizations are assigned to
routes that could easily be handled by today's electric vehicles.
The driving distance for electric vehicles will become longer as advanced types of batteries,
fuel cells, hybrid systems and other technologies continue to be developed.
Costs for charging an electric vehicle will depend on the time of day the owner charge
the vehicle, the utility rates, and the type of the electric vehicle. What's almost certain is that
people will pay substantially less than you pay to refuel a gasoline-powered car. The average
monthly fuel cost for a typical electric vehicle driver is expected to be less than $15, compared
to $50 for gasoline. As with gasoline-powered cars, the heavier the car and the more aggressively
you drive it, the lower the owner's fuel