Electric cars are automobiles powered exclusively by electricity. In an all-electric car, high energy density, lightweight rechargeable lithium ion batteries are used. These batteries can be simply charged using household electric outlets, either 110V or 220V and the battery discharge powers the electric motor with zero emissions. On a single charge, it can drive long distances with a high mile per gallon equivalent.
Electric cars are very reliable and maintenance free, they are quiet, as the motor isn't noisy, and they are cleaner and less expensive to run than gas-powered cars. With all the positive reasons for electric vehicles you may be wondering why they have not been universally embraced yet - watch "Who Killed the Electric Car" http://www.sonyclassics.com/whokilledtheelectriccar. Electric vehicles have less than 1/10th as many parts as a gas powered car. Electric vehicles have no engine, transmission, spark plugs, valves, fuel tank, tailpipe, distributor, starter, clutch, muffler or catalytic converter. Without these components, they need no oil change, no filter change, and no tuning. In addition electric vehicle do not catch fire if in a crash since there is no gasoline tank to explode. They are totally safe to drive.
The best way to reduce carbon emissions is to utilize the ever cleaner, greener, renewable electric power grid to supply energy for transportation. Only grid-rechargeable cars can obtain the end goal of zero-emissions and ensure fuel price stability.
The electric car is a practical form of daily transportation which is easily recharged overnight. Electric cars can have a major impact upon the auto industry and are beneficial as they reduce the amount of pollutants within our cities, allow less dependence on oil, and will help create a more stable economy with the expected rise in gasoline prices. An electric motor is 400% to 600% more efficient than an internal combustion engine. Electric vehicles can use electricity from anywhere including sustainable energy resources like wind and sun.
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