We are currently living at the age of efficient and effective electronics, an era where electric energy is produced, harnessed, and used in our everyday lives with ease. Home appliances, mobile phones, computers, and now, cars can all be powered by electricity. Wait… what? Cars? Yup, we’re not kidding. Let’s talk about just that now.
An electric car is an automobile that is powered by one or more electric motor machines, using electrical energy stored in rechargeable batteries or another energy storage device. Electric motors give electric cars instant torque, creating strong and smooth acceleration, without the noise of a traditional motor you see on fuel powered cars. They are also known to be more efficient as compared to cars with internal combustion engines. They are relatively more environmentally too.
Who would have thought this concept would come to reality? In fact, a few years ago, there were only a few number of available plug-in cars available on the market. Today however, there are more than 20 models offered from different brands, available in a variety of sizes, styles, and even price ranges. There is definitely one electric car for you out there! Maybe not right now but soon enough for sure.
What makes up an electric car by the way? Under the hood of electric cars, you will notice that where the gasoline engine should be, there is an electric motor instead. Also, the electric motor usually gets its power from a controller which is then powered by an array of rechargeable batteries too.
Any electric car that uses batteries needs a charging system to recharge the batteries. The normal household charging system has the advantage of convenience anywhere you can find an outlet, you can recharge.
Interested now in having an electric car of your own? A lot of the electric cars you see today are actually converted vehicles. What these electric car owners did was to simply convert existing gasoline-powered cars to electric ones. It’s not easy but it is possible. If you want to start somewhere, do browse some online resources that show you how to do it and where to get the parts needed.
Not interested in doing it yourself? Why not buy one? So what electric cars are available on the market today? Stick around to find out!