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Advantages of Converting Your Car to Run on Electricity

Over time, the cost of purchasing an internal combustion engine vehicle has fallen significantly. The economy has continued to show signs of recovery and people are looking for alternatives to driving conventional vehicles that are more polluting and expensive to operate. One popular alternative is electric cars. In this article, we will look at the history of electric cars, how electric cars work, and why some people are reluctant to get behind the wheel of an electric car.

 

The first electric vehicle

was unveiled in California in 1917 by an electrical designer named Ray Ryder. He had designed a vehicle with no fuel in it, just batteries, and was dubbed “the father of the modern EV.” Since then, electric cars have evolved, with many improvements and model options.

 

Electric vehicles

use a DC (Direct Current) power source to store energy produced by the engine, which is then converted into AC (Ampere/ Volt) energy using a charging station. Because they run off of electricity and do not run on gas or diesel, and are powered solely by electricity, electric models are often seen as all-electric vehicles as they run off of DC energy. Although there are hybrid-electric models available on the market, it is safe to say that the vast majority of electric models in North America are gas-powered cars. Unfortunately, gasoline prices are still very high and many drivers do not have access to gasoline.

 

In addition

to be cheaper to drive because there is no fuel to burn, gas-powered vehicles tend to be less predictable when it comes to behavior, especially if it is driving at higher speeds. Additionally, driving an electric car is much quieter while driving down the road. This means that drivers are not interrupted by an engine sputtering out or any type of noise pollution associated with an open tank oil vehicle.

 

However,

even though electric cars offer a lot of benefits and have several advantages over their gas-powered counterparts, some argue that they still cannot overcome the perception problem. Most people believe that electric cars are faster and harder to handle. These assumptions are based partially on the misconception that full-charge cars are faster than their alternate gas-powered versions, but also are often based on the perception that electric cars are only capable of reaching a top speed of about 55 mph. While this may be the case for short distances on clean roads where you would not expect the vehicle to maintain its top speed, the majority of electric cars will reach speeds up to seventy miles per hour, making them significantly more capable than their gasoline-powered counterparts.

There are also some environmental benefits

to converting your car to run on electricity rather than gasoline. Gasoline produces more carbon dioxide and other pollutants, while electric cars run on electricity produced from a powerful, yet non-polluting, hydrogen fuel cell. Hydrogen fuel cell cars do not produce harmful carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses. If the current trends in technology continue to move toward hydrogen fuel cell cars, electric cars will soon be an energy alternative everyone can afford.

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