Electric cars you plug into the wall like a cellphone! So who came up with the idea, and how does the technology really work?
Many countries began producing electric three-wheeled cars until the US made a huge breakthrough. In 1891, they created the first electric vehicle, and get this: it was a 6-passenger wagon that could go up to 14 miles per hour. After that, people were thrilled, and the electric car market thrived. In the late 1890s, electric-powered taxis filled the streets of London.
– Cars They needed too many batteries to run the motor over long distances at such low speeds. It wasn’t until 1859 when French physicist Gaston Plante invented the lead acid battery that changed the electric engine game for good.
– By the late 1920s, infrastructure in the US had improved significantly, and vehicles needed to go further more efficiently. So, fossil-fuel cars took the lead because they got the job done.
– Electric cars took their final hit in 1910 when Henry Ford began his mass production of gas-powered vehicles, which made them ridiculously cheap whereas electric cars cost a lot more.
– The main difference between electric and fossil-fueled cars is that the former can use a variety of renewable sources to generate their electricity. In fact, the science behind the electric car is surprisingly simple.
– What about electric cars specifically? Well, most of them convert the direct current electricity from the batteries into an alternating current.
– Now, electric cars don’t have a gearbox or lever, and all of them are automatic. They have a single speed transmission that sends power from the induction motor to the wheels.
– An electric car gets “juiced up” by being plugged into an outlet or a charging station, and they use three main levels of charging. The first level is the basic charging you can do at home – it uses an outlet of 120 Volts and adds 2-5 miles of charging per hour.
– Electric cars are less expensive to run and maintain if we compare them to fuel-powered vehicles, but there’s no denying that the car itself comes with a much higher price tag. But still, according to a recent study, the average operating cost of an electric car is $485 a year, whereas a fossil-fuel automobile is $1,117.
– One of the most expensive components of the electric car is its battery pack. It’ll cost you an arm and a leg to replace if it breaks down – expect anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000 for replacement!
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