Eight things you need to know about electric




Eight things you need to know about electric

Nissan LEAF

The next few weeks will be sold in the United States 100000th “Female” car . Despite the growing popularity of “green” cars, the average buyer does not know much about them. Today we tell you about the eight things you need to know about the electric car.

1. Electric cars are more expensive than their gasoline counterparts of the same size

To date, the cheapest electric car on the market is Smart ForTwo Electric Drive in 2013. At the same time, it costs twice as much ForTwo entry-level petrol.

If the Nissan Leaf electric car is priced from 28,800 dollars, the Nissan Sentra compact car of the same size can be bought for 15,990 dollars.
2. Operation of electric cheaper

If the American driver pays $ 4 per gallon of gasoline (0.94 per liter), the car is at a rate of 25 miles / gallon (9.4 liters / 100 km) will be spent on every 100 km around $ 9.

Depending on the rate, which can vary by state, every 100 km cost of electric vehicles in 0.45 – 3.9 dollar. The difference is obvious.
3. Electric vehicles are equipped with engines

The word “electric car” is often understood as the car being charged from the wall, the type of Nissan Leaf or the Tesla Model S. But there is another category of vehicles, which in addition to the batteries used engines. Such plug-cars came from hybrids. Took this way of Ford, Honda and Toyota. A good example is the Chevrolet Volt hybrid with an electric motor and an internal combustion engine, which means the generator can recharge the lithium-ion batteries while driving.

2011 Chevrolet Volt
4. Electric cars are much nicer to operate than you think

Many people believe that electric vehicles have remained at the level of the golf carts. But it is not. Electric vehicles have a high torque, and their work is silent (in the absence of vibration motor and transmission in battery mode).

Maximum torque from zero revolutions per minute (rpm), which ensures a strong and smooth acceleration and stops.
5. Cruising range of electric vehicles is growing

Many drivers are concerned about the distance that can pass electric car without recharging. Every year there are new electric vehicles, capable of increasing the reserve from self-generation of electricity. The first of these was the aforementioned electric trolley hybrid Chevrolet Volt. Regenerative braking system helps the internal combustion engine to generate additional electricity used to recharge the internal battery power.

An experienced driver electric vehicle will tell you that the existing reserve enough for daily trips around the city. For everything else, there’s high-speed electric car Tesla Model S with a power reserve of 425 km.

2013 Tesla Model S
6. Temperature question

For battery electric vehicle, as well as for man, the optimal temperature is equal to 21 degree Celsius. The deviation of the ambient temperature in one direction or another, and the use of the stove, air conditioning and other energy consumers can greatly reduce vehicle electric range.
7. Ecological compatibility

No need to have a degree to understand that connected cars do less damage to the environment due to no or negligible amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than their gasoline counterparts.
8. Electric vehicles are not afraid to swim

At present the video as evidence of Chevrolet. All electrical components of the hybrid Chevy Volt are protected from ingress of water.

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And told her, please, to the idiots who know nothing about the production of “clean” cars-suckers.

To produce the same battery for electric vehicle, spent an incredible surprising number of hydrocarbon resources, which is easily burned to produce. But at this point the other way for no progress until we learn to artificially reproduce in the laboratory the necessary elements of the periodic table.
So, how the battery is born!

Canadian alumina with the necessary elements on giant tankers delivered to Europe, namely in Germany, where he previously purified to the desired kontistentsii, burning with hundreds of thousands of tons of fuel oil. Environmentally say …
Furthermore, purified from impurities Canadian alumina, again loaded on ocean tankers (again, high energy costs), and a direct course to China, where environmental standards are completely absent, and where low-wage slaves kitaezy for $ 250 a month from the ore will allocate the necessary elements of the first melting for further manufacturing process. And no country in the world does not agree to such a dirty from a technical point of view, the production of casting (well, maybe even Russia).
Eco-friendly transport say …
So, then, these 900kg. pigs on tankers average tonnage delivered from China into the country of the Rising Sun, where he is isolated from the dirty alloy necessary elements for the production of batteries for the very “green”, so to speak, cars for suckers southern coast, as the northern regions it is just a child’s toy. And again, will be burned thousands of tons of hydrocarbons for tankers and blast furnaces already in Japan.
Environmentalists say …
So remember, and wrap myself in the … the production of one “pure” segway expended so much energy that two petrol car does not burn for its entire life cycle (20 years).

PS You do not have to write in their comments, that the mind wants to show off. If I was smart, I would be silent!



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