Electric vehicle saving the environment through clean technology
The electric vehicle, also known as an electrically driven vehicle, is powered either by an electric motor or by a traction motor. The electricity that powers such a vehicle can either be sourced from a collector system from a source outside the vehicle or by a battery within the vehicle. Some electric vehicles even run from power obtained from solar panels or with the help of a generator that converts gasoline to electricity.
The different kinds of electric vehicles include cars, rail vehicles and vessels that travel over a surface as well as underwater. Other examples include electric airplanes and there are also spacecraft that are able to operate on electricity rather than fuel.
The first electric vehicles were introduced in the middle of the nineteenth century at which time electricity was the preferred method of powering up motor vehicles. These early electric vehicles were very comfortable and easy to operate. However, gasoline powered vehicles dominated the scene for the next century though electricity driven trains and small vehicles were still around.
The twenty-first century has seen something of a renaissance of the electric vehicle. This is because of new technology that has been developed to tap renewal energy instead of fossil fuels. Various governments around the world have provided incentives to companies that adopt and introduce electric vehicles. The United States and the European Union lead the way in this regard.
The first electric car was developed in 1827 when Anyos Jedlik from Slovakia Hungary built a crude but effective electric motor. Soon, another small sized electric vehicle was developed in the year 1835 in the Netherlands. However, much water has flown under the bridge and in the last twenty to thirty years the adverse impact of pollution from gasoline driven vehicles has led to renewed interest in electric vehicles.
In 2015, there were more than half a million electric cars that could be driven on highways. The United States accounted for most of these vehicles with about 335, 000 vehicles, all of which making massive savings on fuel costs. In Norway, about four out of every one thousand people own an electric vehicle making it the country with the highest per capita market penetration.
Lithium ion batteries normally power up modern electric vehicles. These batteries offer some benefits like long lifespans and high energy density. The long lifespan ensures reduced cost over the long term. The most common type of electric vehicles includes the plug-in variety, hybrid electric vehicles as well as on-and-off electric vehicles.
Electric vehicles offer the best solution for protecting the earth’s environment. They do not release any pollutants and they also make less noise than gasoline powered vehicles. Not only do these vehicles not pollute the environment but also they are mechanically quite simple and are able to offer up to 90 percent energy conversion efficiency. As compared to regular vehicles, the electric vehicle thrice as efficient, and when the vehicle is idling it does not consume any energy, which is not the case with the gasoline engine, which consumes gas when idling.
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