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Electric Car is an automobile that is propelled by one or more electric motors, using 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 1880's.

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Battery Electric Vehicle is a type of electric vehicle (EV) that uses chemical energy 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.

Plug-in HybridHybrid Electric Vehicle

Electric Car Sales Electric Car Use by Country (wiki)
Electric Cars sold Worldwide in 2014  (almost 200,00). One Million EV's Have Been Sold Worldwide To Date

KCP&L Clean Charge Network 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 is the 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).

Global plug-in car sales since 2011 BYD e6
Chevrolet Bolt EV
NextEV - NIO EP9 world’s fastest electric car.
Fisker Karma   Website
Rimac Automobili
Faraday Future
Race About
Ion Motors (wiki)
Sion Solar Car - Sono Motors
Amp Electric Vehicles
Raser Technologies Hummer
Electricity-Generating Tires  BH03
Wright Speed Electric Powertrains
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 rechargeable batteries, 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 electromagnetic induction (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.

City Car is an urban all-electric concept car designed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab.

Hybrid Cars
Schaeffler Bio-Hybrid Concept Billed As Solution for Urban Mobility
Plug in Hybrids
Plug in America
Electric Auto Assoc. EV
Shared Transport Car Pooling
Plug and Play Repower Kit for medium duty fleet trucks that maximizes efficiency without compromising performance.
Indonesia’s ‘National Car’ Will be an Electric Car. Finally.

Mini Electric Cars - Bicycles

Reduce Traffic Problems and Parking shortages
Maintenance Costs of Cars Tango Mini Electric Commuter Cars
Organic Transit ELF
Human Powered Tricycle House
Four-Seat Electric Car
Custom Golf Carts
Arcimoto Electric Car

Electric Bicycles
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
Cargo Electric Bikes - Yubabikes

E-Trikes is a three-wheeled vehicle powered by an electric motor.

Electric Motorcycles

Personal Transporter 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 skateboards, electric kick scooters, 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).

Segway 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 transporter'.

Narrow Track Vehicles - the convergence of the car and the motorcycle (youtube)

Autonomous Car (artificial intelligence)

150 mph and no Driver (video)

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
Zero Pollution Motors

Batteries (electrical energy storage)

Convert Gas Cars to Electric

Electric Car Sales Numbers 2014 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
EV Conversion Videos
Convert Gas Car to Electric
Build an Electric Car (wikihow)

Electric Vehicle Conversion (wiki)

Convert Gasoline to Electric Car (video)

EV West quality selection of electric car parts, components, conversion kits, and charging station solutions for your Electric Vehicle or EV Conversion. From motors and controllers, to chargers, cables and complete electric car driveline conversions. We have a low price guarantee, and our technical staff can ensure the right products for your vehicle or conversion project.
EV West Toyota MR2 EV Electric Car Conversion Walk Through Video (youtube)

Zombie 222
Driving Tips

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle
Paperback – September 23, 2008

Convert It! Paperback – Nov.1993

Open Source Electric Vehicles

Street Scooter
Local Motors

Electric Bicycles

Auto X Prize


OLV Tech
A 123 Systems

Electric Vehicles Research
Electric Drive
EV World 
Build Your Dreams
Green Car Reports
Left Coast Electric
Clean MPG
YeZ Concept Car
Greener Cars

Regenerative Brake is an energy recovery mechanism which slows a vehicle or object by converting its kinetic energy 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 quickly.

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
Kinetic Energy

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 metal working, and so on.

Simultaneous Subject Teaching

The friction between the tire and the ground consumes about 10 percent of a vehicle's fuel. Nanogenerator that harvests energy from a car's roll friction. Triboelectric Effect

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 premature deaths each year by 2050. PDF

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.

Electric Airplanes


Solar Electric Train 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.

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