The current vehicles that are powered by gasoline pollute, but as technologies improve and the human way of life changes alternatively powered vehicles enter the automotive industry. These vehicles were developed to achieve better gas mileage and to help slow the production of the gasses that cause Global Warming. The hybrid vehicle is one of the most popular alternatively powered vehicles. Hybrid electric vehicles are energy efficient cars or trucks that run on an internal combustion engine of a gas vehicle with the battery and electric motor of an electric vehicle. This results in twice the fuel economy of gas vehicles.
Using both of these systems, gasoline powered and electric powered, will help decrease the pollution in the air. The reason more people have gasoline powered cars rather than electric powered cars is that people find having to “charge” your car an inconvenience when rather they can take five minutes to run to the gas station and fill up there tank. Using an electric car, the charging process takes a long inconvenient amount of time, and it can only go about 50 to 100 miles before converting into the gasoline powered engine. Although there are some negatives, there are also some positives about hybrid cars. Not only can they help the environment with the decrease of pollution, but they are also very small and don’t need fuel to run.
The electric motor is coupled to the wheels through gears; it converts 59-60% of electrical energy into the wheels. The battery runs the motor which allows the car to move. Electric cars are necessary as they will save money, because electricity is cheaper than gas. Also electric vehicles will help reduce global warming and pollution. However, some people say that electric cars still have environmental costs.
Hybrid cars have more efficient engines, save the owner money, and reduce one’s carbon footprint. First, one needs to know what a hybrid vehicle is and how it varies from a standard gasoline vehicle. The essential difference between a gasoline and a gas-electric hybrid vehicle is “Regenerative Braking” where the electric motor uses energy from the turning wheels that is normally lost and converts is to electricity which is then stored in a battery (US Dept. of Energy). The battery powers the electric motor and can take over the operation of the vehicle from the gasoline engine.
Using two different power sources increases mileage because when one stops the other can continue moving the vehicle. In a parallel hybrid the battery can go dead, but the engine will continue running because it still has fuel. In a series the battery stays alive as long as you have gasoline to power the generator, however, when the vehicle does run out ... ... middle of paper ... ... it is slowing done and reduces the car’s fuel consumption. With all this evidence it is painfully obvious that more time and money should be spent on hybrid technology and regenerative braking by working to make every vehicle today equipped with this amazing technology. HowStuffWorks, Inc. howstuffworks.
These so called “green” automobiles, which are considered to be hybrids and electric cars, are actually less green than their internal combustion engine powered counterparts. With that said, they only seem so efficient because the matter in which they are tested does not accurately represent how a typical daily driver would drive. Auto manufacturers are neglecting to provide useful information about a hybrids performance, that is, the fuel economy of a hybrid as its battery is charging. It’s often the case that a battery need be recharged after 40 to 60 miles of driving, and that is where the fuel economy isn’t so peachy. The plug in solutions that manufacturers are pushing for by means of mass adoption, are only creating more pollution.
For instance the development of hybrid, electrical, hydrogen fuel cell cars are steadily making the air pollution better and are cutting down the usage of fuels. These are different moving method between fuel and future cars. Today these cars which is new method are took center stage in over the world. Development which is eco-friendly car has guarantee for future, so many car company focus on these. Hybrid, electrical, and hydrogen fuel cell cars have performance property and what these have pros and cons, development current situation, and problem.
With the batteries of today it is not possible to make a practical vehicle that will run solely on electric. These cars need to be recharged after a range of approximately 60 miles. This limitation does not make the car practical by today?s standards. Although, the number of hybrids on the road today is limited, in the future we should see most, if not all, passenger vehicles available with the hybrid option (an option that might very well become a requirement). The primary goal of the hybrid vehicle is to cut down on global-warming.
The battery sends its energy to the electric motor, which then begins to turn. Finally, the power created from the motor is then transferred to the wheels. The batteries that the electric car uses would not last a long time and take a long period of time to recharge, this was the main problem. This was not suitable for consumers that drive often and travel far distances when traveling. While the batteries in electric cars do not last long, electric cars are better than gasoline cars, they do not need gasoline to operate and do not pollute the earths air, which saves money and time that would normally be spent in refueling.
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