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
an electric vehicle converts electricity, usually from a battery pack, into mechanical power to
turn the wheels.
Major auto manufacturers are producing high-performance electric vehicles not only in the form
of cars but also in a wide range of styles and sizes, including, mini-vans, sport utility vehicles
and pickup trucks. Electric vehicles today come as small as bicycles and motor scooters and as
big as buses. In Melbourne for example, we are using electric powered trams as public transport.
Many people fancy electric vehicles because they had many advantages compared with
petrol fueled vehicles. The benefits are :
Quiet, Clean Driving Experience On a personal level, electric vehicles offer a quiet,
fume-free, smooth driving experience. Since the motor does not operate when the vehicle is at a
stop, an electric vehicle has no "idle" noises. When an electric vehicle is under power, the
sounds are the soft sound of the motor and the tires rolling over the roadway.
High Performance First-time electric vehicle drivers are consistently surprised by the quality
of the electric vehicle driving experience. electric vehicles provide fast acceleration by
delivering power instantly to the wheels. By providing high torque at low speeds,... [continues]
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