is an automobile that is propelled by one or more
electrical energy stored in rechargeable batteries
or another energy
storage device. Electric motors give electric cars instant torque,
creating strong and smooth acceleration. They are also around three times
as efficient as cars with an internal combustion engine
. They do not emit
tailpipe pollutants, giving a large reduction of local air pollution, and,
can give a significant reduction in total greenhouse gas and other
emissions. The first practical electric cars were produced in the
Battery Electric Vehicle
is a type of electric vehicle (EV) that uses
stored in rechargeable battery packs. BEVs use electric
motors and motor controllers instead of internal combustion engines (ICEs)
for propulsion. They derive all power from battery packs and thus have no
internal combustion engine, fuel cell, or fuel tank. BEVs include
motorcycles, bicycles, scooters, skateboards, rail cars, watercraft,
forklifts, buses, trucks and cars.
- Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Electric Car Use by Country
Electric Cars sold Worldwide in 2014 (almost 200,00).
One Million EV's Have Been Sold Worldwide To Date
consists of more than 1,000 electric vehicle charging
stations, more than any other U.S. city. The Kansas City region is now
one of the best places to own an electric vehicle.
Monthly Plug-In Sales Scorecard
Electric Car Manufactures
Tesla Electric Cars
Tesla Semi Truck
safest, most comfortable, easy to drive, and lowest energy cost per mile
then any other truck
ever built so far.
($180,000 for a 500 mile range and $150,000 for a 300 mile range).
Chevrolet Bolt EV
NextEV - NIO EP9
world’s fastest electric car.
Sion Solar Car
Amp Electric Vehicles
Electricity-Generating Tires BH03
Open Source Electric Car
Strati 3D Printed Electric Car
Norway to Ban Gas Powered Cars by 2025
India, which aims to turn all its cars electric by 2030.
Plug in Hybrid (PHEV)
is a hybrid electric vehicle that uses
, or another energy storage device, that can be recharged by
plugging it in to an external source of electric power. A PHEV shares the
characteristics both of a conventional hybrid electric vehicle, having an
electric motor and an internal combustion engine (ICE), and of an
all-electric vehicle, having a plug to connect to the electrical grid.
Most PHEVs are passenger cars but there are also PHEV versions of
commercial vehicles and vans, utility trucks, buses, trains, motorcycles,
scooters, and military vehicles.
Hybrid Electric Vehicle
is a type of hybrid vehicle and electric
vehicle that combines a conventional internal combustion engine (ICE)
system with an electric propulsion system (hybrid vehicle drivetrain). The
presence of the electric powertrain is intended to achieve either better
fuel economy than a conventional vehicle or better performance. There is a
variety of HEV types, and the degree to which each functions as an
electric vehicle (EV) also varies. The most common form of HEV is the
hybrid electric car, although hybrid electric trucks (pickups and
tractors) and buses also exist.
Online Electric Vehicle
is an electric vehicle that
charges wirelessly while moving using
(the wireless transfer of power through magnetic fields). It functions by
using a segmented "recharging" road that induces a current in "pick-up"
modules on the vehicle.
is an urban all-electric concept car
designed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab.
Schaeffler Bio-Hybrid Concept Billed As Solution for Urban Mobility
Plug in America
Auto Assoc. EV
Shared Transport Car Pooling
and Play Repower Kit
medium duty fleet trucks that
maximizes efficiency without compromising performance.
’ Will be an Electric Car. Finally.
Mini Electric Cars - Bicycles
Reduce Traffic Problems and Parking shortages
Tango Mini Electric Commuter Cars
Human Powered Tricycle House
Four-Seat Electric Car
Custom Golf Carts
Electric Cargo Trailers for Bicycles
can carry up to 200 kg (440
lb) of parcels, integrates an electric drive system that essentially
offsets its own weight. The electric trailer can also includes a
regenerative braking function to return some of the charge to the battery
while slowing the vehicle.Ridekick
Electric Assist Trailers
powered by an electric motor.
is a class of compact, portable, electrically
powered electric vehicle for transporting an individual at speeds that
don't normally exceed 25 kilometres per hour (16 mph), which includes
, electric kick
, self-balancing unicycles and Segways. Made possible by
recent advances in vehicle battery and motor-control technologies,
legislators are in the process of determining how these devices should be
classified, regulated and accommodated during a period of rapid
innovation. Excluded from this legal category are electric bicycles (that
are considered to be a type of bicycle), electric motorbikes and scooters
(that are treated as a type of scooter) and powered mobility aids with 3
or 4 wheels on which the rider sits (which fall within regulations
covering powered mobility scooters).
is a two-wheeled, self-balancing scooter by
Segway Inc. Invented by Dean Kamen and launched in 2001, PT is an
abbreviation for personal transporter, a term now used generally for small
electric portable transport devices. HT is an initialism for 'human
Narrow Track Vehicles - the convergence of the car and
150 mph and no Driver
Compressed Air Car
is a compressed air vehicle that uses a
motor powered by compressed air. The car can be powered solely by air, or
combined (as in a hybrid electric vehicle) with gasoline, diesel, ethanol,
or an electric plant with regenerative braking.
Tata-Airpod Compressed-Air Car
(electrical energy storage)
Convert Gas Cars to Electric
Convert Gas Powered Cars to Electric
Takes about $10,000 in parts, and
around a month or 2 to build yourself an electric car
from an old car.
Electric Car Conversion Kits
Convert Gas Car to Electric
Build an Electric Car
Electric Vehicle Conversion
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Open Source Electric Vehicles
Electric Vehicles Research
Left Coast Electric
YeZ Concept Car
is an energy recovery mechanism which slows a vehicle or
object by converting its
into a form which can be either used immediately or
stored until needed. This contrasts with conventional
braking systems, where the excess kinetic energy is
converted to unwanted and wasted heat by friction in the
brakes. In addition to improving the overall efficiency
of the vehicle, regeneration can greatly extend the life
of the braking system as its parts do not wear as
Eddy Current Brake
is a device used to slow or stop a moving object by
dissipating its kinetic energy as heat. However, unlike
electro-mechanical brakes, in which the drag force used
to stop the moving object is provided by friction
between two surfaces pressed together, the drag force in
an eddy current brake is an electromagnetic force
between a magnet and a nearby conductive object in
relative motion, due to eddy currents induced in the
conductor through electromagnetic induction.
Regenerative Brakes on Bikes
Every school should take a vintage classic car and
restore it into an electric vehicle
Then the school could use the car for driving lessons
and also use it for local delivery's for school
supplies. At the same time they can learn math, science
, and so on.
Simultaneous Subject Teaching
The friction between the tire and the ground consumes
about 10 percent of a vehicle's fuel.
that harvests energy from a car's roll
New Tech Inverters Promises to Boost Electric Vehicle Efficiency and Range
FREEDM Systems Engineering Research Center
Hudly: A Heads-Up Display for All Cars & Phones
Electric cars and other nonpolluting
vehicles would, if successful, slash annual health and
climate change costs by $21 billion and prevent 2,246
each year by 2050.
World-Record Electric Motor for Aircraft sets New Records
. Siemens has
developed a new type of electric motor that, with a weight of just 50
kilograms, delivers a continuous output of about 260 kilowatts – five
times more than comparable drive systems.
The Solar Train
was officially launched on 16 December 2017. Byron Bay Railroad Company
has restored an out of action heritage train for 100 seated passengers,
and is fully repairing three kilometers of railway line, is reinvigorating
and preserving an out of action rail corridor and providing an affordable
public transport solution for locals and visitors, for a little more than
$2 a ride. All at no cost to ratepayers, at no cost to government at
any level. The train will operate on energy from the sun, with a diesel
engine used solely as a back-up, and solar panels on the train and storage
shed will generate the equivalent amount of energy required to operate the
train daily, charging the on-board battery bank. Train can also plug in to
get renewable energy from the local grid. There is seating for people with
a disability and luggage room for bikes, prams and surfboards, carried
free of charge. Two carriage rail produce more solar energy per day than
is required to operate an hourly return service. With one full charge, the
train can make 12 to 15 trips.