Cars that release carbon greatly contribute to global warming and the greenhouse effect. They are slowly disrupting our atmosphere by emitting gases that are inherently bad for our health. Thankfully, the world is gradually moving towards an era where electric cars are the standard vehicle for transportation.
What are Electric Cars (E-Cars)?
E-Cars are vehicles propelled by electric motors by converting the chemical energy stored in batteries to kinetic energy for the cars to use.
Robert Anderson is considered by many to be the first person ever to invent the electric car between 1832 and 1839. A couple of trial E-cars in the 1800s included Gustave Trouve’s electric vehicle in 1881, Andreas Flocken’s electric car in 1888, and T Thomas Parker’s in 1884. California Air Resources Board(CARB) began advocating for using electric vehicles to reduce carbon cars’ impact on our environment.
Tesla started to work on electric cars operating in California in 2004, and their first product available for consumers to purchase was the Tesla Roadster in 2008. Tesla Roadstar was the first full-electric car that used lithium-ion batteries to travel the road in the hands of consumers, not just as an experimental unit.
After Tesla, Mitsubishi launched the MiEV in 2009, and since then, the technology used for electric cars has been improved repeatedly. It is still being worked on today, with thousands more E-cars in the hands of consumers.
Benefits of E-Cars
- Saves money
- Eco friendly
- Better performance
Examples of E-cars
Many variations of E-Cars exist today, and they can be classified based on different attributes. Here are some examples of E-Cars
- Tesla Model S
- Lucid Air Dream R AWD
- Bordrin iEV7
- Thunder Power TP488C
- GAC Trumpchi Aion V 80
- Tesla Model X
Fun Facts About Electric Cars
Did you know: –
- The first E-Car was built in the United Kingdom in 1884
- Regular (gas-powered) cars are 10-25% lighter than electric cars
- Electric and hybrid vehicles have a significant difference
- Over 10 million E-cars are in use in different parts of the world
How Do E-Cars Work?
Next, we’ll look at how E-cars are made, recharged, and used to better the environment.
How are E-Cars Made?
Electric cars are made in two major stages processes- Design and Construction.
The car’s design is essential and is the first process in making an E-car, as every component that will be put/used in the vehicle will be affected by its design. It is crucial to include specifications on the materials or different parts to be used so engineers can make the car according to the plan.
After the design stage, the construction of the vehicle based on design and its specifications is next. The following processes are followed for its construction.
- Welding the metal frame to the required shape.
- Electrical components are added to the metal frame along with the engine and other parts of the car.
- The engine and other essential parts are tested with the appropriate power analysis.
- Once it passes the tests, other parts of the design are added.
- The aesthetics are finished up to make the car look good.
- Lastly, it is shipped to its owner.
How are E-Cars Recharged?
E-cars are recharged by plugging the car’s battery into a dedicated charging station or home charger available. Numerous charging stations have been established, and more are being built to meet people’s needs and make the transition to electric cars smoother. There are various technologies being used in the production that are different from the classic cars, with the power analysis tools being a big part of them.
Why are E-Cars Better Than Others? Environmental Impact
E-Cars help us preserve our environment in many ways. Still, the major and most important one is the reduction of carbon emissions and a massive reduction in the use of fossil fuels for transportation.
This helps us slow down the effects of global warming, which is the opposite of what carbon engines do because they speed it up. Just one electric car can help reduce the amount of CO2 emission by 1.5 million grams.
E-cars are the future of the transportation industry; as more people become aware of the tremendous adverse effects of E-cars, we’re turning to electric cars. In the coming years, these cars will become the most used kind of vehicles by most of the world’s population, and they will help us keep the destruction of the planet and atmosphere to a minimum.