up until 2010, every hybrid vehicle operates using a Nickel-Cadmium battery pack to store power for its electric motor. While it is a great, durable and proven technology, NiCad has some rather serious drawbacks. It ... ... middle of paper ... ...t means their yearly fuel costs are lower. But for shoppers interested in saving the most money, a hybrid may not be the way to go. Electric cars can start at 20,000 dollars and increase as you move up to nicer companies.
Not only is the Volt a plug-in hybrid, but so are the Ford Fusion Energi, Toyota Prius, and Honda Accord. There are more hybrids than these. However, these are some examples. As battery technology improves, car batteries will get smaller. They will become more fuel efficient and less expensive.
Pistoia, Gianfranco (2010). Electric and Hybrid Vehicles - Power Sources, Models, Sustainability, Infrastructure and the Market. Elsevier. Online version available at: http://app.knovel.com/hotlink/toc/id:kpEHVPSMS1/electric-hybrid-vehicles Electric vehicles have been proven that they cost less money compare with gasoline cars. However, the high price of fuel in general for all countries, electric vehicles are economical by saving energy sources.
One of the biggest reasons besides the increasing millage that the batteries can power the car for is, government incentives that are being given out. Buying a electric car can actually be cheaper that a gasoline powered car right now with all of the incentives that drive down the price of these cars which makes them more affordable. Electric vehicles have many differences from a gasoline vehicle including motor, transmission, no exhaust pipe, no fuel lines, and no drive shaft. These vehicles have four main parts which include the controller, motor, batteries, and two potentiometers. The potentiometers (variable resistors) are hooked up to the gas pedal and tell the controller what position the pedal is in so that the controller can tell the motor what speed it should operate at.
The fluids in the batteries actually take impact better than a fully made gas car because it is not that flammable. Petrol cars and diesel cars are more flammable than electric cars so they are greater of taking impact in the event of an accident. I think that this is a very good reason because fewer people would get injured or hurt. This would save money because electricity is cheaper than gas and electric cars are easy to operate. Also is very ECO –friendly which mean that it is cheaper to run and have to pay very little road tax.
He also added an internal combustion gasoline engine so the batteries in the car could be charged. Sadly, the Lohner-Porsche could only reach up to 35 miles an hour. The idea of hybrid cars decreased during the years of growth in the modern automobile industry. This period brought a national highway system in the United States and gasoline was inexpensive. The concerns with auto emissions brought back the idea of hybrid cars.
This is supported by the fact that hybrids create carbon emissions and hydrogen cars produce waste water as a result while electric vehicles provide zero emissions and utilize simpler technology. Their car markets are primarily within the US but over the years they have expanded internationally and their popularity has blossomed within Europe as they have spread from Germany, to UK, Denmark, Norway, France, Italy, ... ... middle of paper ... ...ce; losses in energy conversion and efficiency of electric vehicles. Tesla vehicles cost as little as $5 to charge; equivalent to $0.02 per mile. Alternatively, a gasoline-powered car that is rated at 20 mpg cost $0.15 per mile” (Musk, 2012). Tesla has a competitive technological advantage as its affordability remains a factor in the vehicle with electricity instead of gas, so it is a good financial decision for consumers however their main concern remains how long they hold their competitive advantage within this competitive market over time.
It should support and give drivers an incentive to buy electric cars, build public charging stations, and reduce registration fee for owners. Due to the minimizing of oil and gas consumption, the subsidizing of electric cars is a smart use of governmental spending. The government should keep giving $7500 tax breaks. Although many people are against this “boon”, but any new technology is expensive at first and needs help. The influence of this $7500 federal credit tax is small, because the number of electric cars is low.
The number of charging stations available in 2014 was above 8,800. The batteries used are expected to give a mileage of over 100,000 per year. Electric car not only contribute to reduce pollution they also reduce noise pollution. Electric cars reduce the dependency on fossil fuels, as fossil fuels are non-renewable source of energy and can be exhausted whereas electricity can be generated from renewable source of energy like hydro, solar and
Therefore, gas is not wasted and toxins are not emitted. www.ineed2know.org There are 3 popular hybrids on the market today which are the Honda Insight coupe, Toyota Prius four door hatchback and the Honda Civic hybrid Sedan. There are 6 new hybrid models on the way to the market which will give families a larger selection to choose from. These cars will allow consumers to save on gas. The consumer gets more miles per gallon with the Hybrid car.