Electric Cars

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Describe The Technology: The electric cars are cars that are not ran by a gas powered motors. The electric cars run on a motor that is 100% electric the have no tailpipe emissions. The electric cars are more efficient and less polluting. The electric car has no need for gas you can go everywhere you need just plug your car in to a regular house outlet to recharge it and its ready to drive.

How Does The It Work:The Electric cars run on AC and DC motors,the motors are powered by rechargeable batteries. The difference in the power sources that provides the motive force of operation, leads to a substantial difference in the internal machinery, in an electric car and a gasoline car.While the insides of a gasoline car is characterized by plumbing, the electric car insides are known for their extensive wiring. Compared to conventional cars, electric cars are less polluting and more efficient.

Who invented it: There are many of companies that have electric cars like: Tesla, Chevy,
Toyota, and ect.

Why were electric cars developed: The electric cars were developed so that we can drive without polluting the air with tailpipe emissions.The electric car has been heralded for many years as the car of the future. This type of electrically powered vehicle is better for the environment and less expensive to run than regular gasoline powered cars, and can be built from existing car parts with a few modifications.
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History of the electric cars: The years 1899 and 1900 were the best years in the history of electric cars for the United States, as electric vehicles outsold any other type of car in these two years. Production of electric cars peaked in the year 1912, and these type of cars enjoyed success into the 1920's, after which there was a marked decline in the demand for electric cars. As more and more road systems were developed crossing the US, the need for longer range vehicles became apparent.Today, the electric cars invented in the last half of the 20th century are seen as the wave of the future for cars that will help save the environment. The same problems still plague electric cars that did so in the 1920's, including slow speeds and short ranges, but hopefully with new technology, electric cars will be able to replace the polluting combustion engine vehicles we drive today.

Benefits for our environment: The benefits of a electric car is that it dose not pollute and that it is100% electric.

Defects of the electric cars: 1. Electric cars are expensive to own. If you've checked into the price of an electric car, you know they are not "low end". It's not so much the price of the car as it is the price of the batteries which they run on. If you've purchased batteries you know how the costs can add up quickly, and the batteries used in electric cars are lithium-ion, which are expensive. Also keep in mind that eventually the battery packs will need to be replaced, as they have a life of approximately 3 to 4 years.
2. The batteries will need to be recharged. A second disadvantage to an electric car is that the batteries will need to be recharged. This will require advanced planning because you'll have to allow adequate time for the batteries to be fully charged. Now this might not sound like that big of a problem but if you are thinking of purchasing an electric car then you will need to make an honest assessment of how much you will use your vehicle. An extended or unplanned trip could be problematic if you haven't had time to fully recharge the batteries.
3. Limits on driving distance. If you drive long distances, an electric car might not suit your needs, so you will need to consider how far you plan on driving your car. Most of the electric cars have limits on how many miles they can go before needing a recharge. Electric car maker ZAP recently announced that their electric car could travel up to 100 miles per single charge, but many people drive more miles than that round trip on a daily commute to work. This is definitely a limitation for those who intend to use the vehicle for getting to and from their place of employment. You certainly would not want to run out of batteries if you got stuck in a rush hour traffic jam.
4. Lack of power. Another disadvantage to the electric car is the lack of power, specifically quick pickup. If you do a lot of interstate driving there are going to be times when you will need to accelerate quickly to merge into traffic.

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Example of a Electric Car:
An example of electric cars is a Tesla. A Tesla is an all electric car that uses no gas at all. This car can go for 245 miles on a single charge,the battery is made of lithium-ion that only takes about 8 hours to charge.Its also really fast quiet and saves lots of money.

Resources:
Disadvantages of Electric Cars
Electric Car Invented
History of Electric Vehicles
How do Electric Cars Work
How Do Electric Cars Work - How Do Electric Vehicles Work