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  Howstuffworks "How Electric Cars Work"
Electric cars are something that show up in the news all the time.
Electric cars create less pollution than gasoline-powered cars, so they are an environmentally friendly alternative to gasoline-powered vehicles (especially in cities).
Electric motors were added to power things that used to get their power from the engine: the water pump, power steering pump, air conditioner.
auto.howstuffworks.com /electric-car.htm   (1983 words)

 Electric Cars
Electric cars are cleaner than gasoline powered cars and they don't pollute the toxic fumes that gasoline cars pollute.
Due to the cloudy weather conditions in the northeast electric cars are sold mostly in the south.
Electric vehicles are equally equipped to that of the gasoline-powered vehicles.
web.bryant.edu /~langlois/ems/ECARS.html   (229 words)

 Electric Cars & Vehicles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Electric cars or vehicles, (or EVs as they are called in the industry), have been around since the 1800's and are still the new kid on the block when it comes to the transportation industry.
Electric vehicles are alive and well in many parts of the world and in the U. S., electric cars such as the Tesla are staged to make a resurgence into the marketplace.
While GM is scoffing at hybrid-electric cars in general, saying that the future is in ethanol, Toyota is busy developing popular cars that people actually want to buy and are willing to get on a waiting list to show their interest.
www.electric-vehicle.us   (508 words)

 Electric Cars
Electric cars can only run for about 50 miles before they need to be recharged.
Because there are a number of disadvantages to electric cars, the popularity has dwindled and car manufacturers have stopped producing a number of models.
The latest technology to gain interest in the area of electric cars is the use of fuel cells, which are not heavy like batteries and do not cost a lot to replace.
www.esmarts.com /cars/electric-cars/electric-cars.htm   (341 words)

 Electric Cars
Electric cars are an environmentally friendly alternative to petrol-powered vehicles as they produce less exhaust than petrol-driven cars.
In order to get a feeling for how electric cars work in general, we shall start by looking at a typical electric car to see how it is made and run.
In most home-brew cars, the charger is a separate box located under the hood, or could even be a free-standing unit that is separate from the car.
geocities.com /shawn_kwek2002/e-cars.html   (3919 words)

 CNN.com - GM pulling plug on electric cars - Apr. 9, 2003
The celebrated ride of the car that spawned the nation's toughest emissions regulation ends at a parking lot in Southern California, where a growing fleet of General Motors electric cars awaits an uncertain fate.
The automaker is shipping the cars to museums and universities for preservation, sending them to a research lab in New York, "cannibalizing" them for parts for the few still on the road, or scrapping them.
To the scores of drivers who embraced the technology, GM's effort to get the cars off the road is a heartbreaking prelude to the imminent death of the battery-powered vehicle as state air regulators continue to weaken rules that would have required 10 percent of cars for sale this year be nonpolluting.
www.cnn.com /2003/TECH/biztech/04/09/electric.cars.ap/index.html   (1039 words)

The electrical energy carried onboard a BEV to power the motors is obtained from a variety of battery chemistries arranged into battery packs.
Some feel that the introduction of the electric starter by Cadillac in 1913, which simplified the difficult and sometimes dangerous task of starting the internal combustion engine, was the downfall of the electric vehicle, as 1912 may have been the pinnacle year for BEVs.
The future of battery electric vehicles depends primarily upon the availability of batteries with high energy densities, power density, long life, and reasonable cost as all other aspects such as motors, motor controllers, and chargers are fairly mature and cost competitive with ICE components.
www.speedace.info /electric_cars.htm   (5205 words)

 Road map to better cars
The new millennium is bringing a millennial change to the family car.
Because the batteries were heavy and expensive, the cars didn't drive far enough between recharges.
Because the battery is not the car's sole source of support, so to speak, it can be much smaller than the weighty, costly monsters used for battery-operated cars.
whyfiles.org /005electcar/index.html   (354 words)

 Craig Huber's ELECTRIC CARS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The car has 16 total batteries 8 in the front/ 8 in the rear for a 96 volts configuration.
This car has all of its original parts and components and was last driven by it's designer and owner Robert Aronson.
The ELECTRIC LIMOUSINE was built with all the amenities of a limousine; a perfect vehicle for chauffeuring dignitaries and groups.
www.efn.org /~chuber/ELECTRIC_CARS.htm   (531 words)

 Newton's Apple: Teacher's Guides
Electric cars don't have many of the parts that gasoline-powered cars do -- parts that need continual upkeep at best, and that often fail (e.g., fuel injectors, carburetors, mufflers, distributors, water pumps, etc.).
Most of the components in an electric car are electrical or solid-state, with no moving parts.
Electrical energy is provided from a central source through the metal strip.
www.ktca.org /newtons/10/electricar.html   (1033 words)

 CBC Marketplace: Electric Car
Electric cars are accused of switching the source of pollution from the tail pipe to the power plant.
Car manufacturers have made a half-hearted move toward electric with the hybrid.
Electric cars have been just around the corner for a very long time.
www.cbc.ca /consumers/market/files/cars/electric_car   (950 words)

 A Student's Guide to Alternative Fuel Vehicles - Electric Vehicles
Electric vehicles are more expensive to buy than gasoline cars, but when more and more EVs are made, the price of EVs should drop to about the same as gasoline cars.
Other electric vehicles built today are made by small car companies, or by people who build them in their own garages as a hobby.
The back of the car is covered with solar cells, but all those solar cells only produce enough power to run an electric hair dryer...about 1,500 watts.
www.energyquest.ca.gov /transportation/electric.html   (1778 words)

 Steal this car! - Salon
EV1, an electric car that Spertus, a computer science professor at Mills College in Oakland, and her husband, Keith Golden, a rocket scientist at NASA Ames Research Center in nearby Mountain View, charge up every night at home in their garage in San Francisco.
GM and other automakers have long argued that electric cars are not economically feasible or marketable; they maintain that no one, outside of a few technophiles and environmentalists, wants to drive a battery-powered car that needs to be charged about every 100 miles.
"neighborhood electric vehicles." EV1 drivers say the neighborhood cars, which have more in common with golf carts than cars, and are only safe at speeds of about 25 mph, just serve to reinforce the public's misconception that electric cars are little more than glorified toys that will never replace gas guzzlers.
dir.salon.com /story/tech/feature/2002/09/04/woe_to_ev1/index.html   (676 words)

 electric cars - Top Speed
The EV1 is an electric car from GM whom many people were interested to buy it (arround 5000), but GM wouldn’t let them.
The car cost $299-plus a month to lease, went between 60 and 80 miles on a full charge, and took between 45 minutes and 15 hours to re-charge.
By presenting the first desirable electric vehicle at the 2004 Paris Motorshow, Venturi created on the one hand a new segment, that of the electric sports car, and on the other hand carried an extremely positive message for the future of the automobile, composed of high performance and driving pleasure.
www.topspeed.com /cars/electric-cars/ke1030.html   (921 words)

 Electric vehicle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are two commonly available electric vehicle designs for automobiles: Battery Electric Vehicles or BEVs, which convert chemical energy to electrical energy in batteries; and Hybrid vehicles, which convert chemical energy to electrical energy via an internal combustion engine and a generator.
Electric motive power started with a small railway operated by a miniature electric motor, built by Thomas Davenport in 1835.
Electric vehicles were among the earliest automobiles, and before the preeminence of light, powerful internal combustion engines, electric automobiles held many vehicle land speed and distance records in the early 1900s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Electric_cars   (2330 words)

 USATODAY.com - Electric cars lighting up again   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Several small, independent automakers are juicing up electric cars as an environmental statement amid renewed concern about global warming and dependence on imported oil.
Musk compares next-generation electric cars with the personal computer industry in its infant stage in the early 1970s.
At the time, the state was mandating that automakers make zero-pollution cars available for sale — and electricity was the only technology at the time that filled the bill.
www.usatoday.com /money/autos/2006-07-26-electric-cars-usat_x.htm   (1169 words)

 Battery electric vehicle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
These vehicles were successfully sold as town cars to upper-class customers and were often marketed as suitable vehicles for women drivers due to their clean, quiet and easy operation.
US electric car leases in the 1990s were at reduced costs, and so whether high enough volumes to avoid financial loss could have been obtained is unknown.
The first test car, revealed to be Colt EV, is expected to have a range of 150 km (93 miles) using lithium-ion batteries and in-wheel electric motors.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Electric_car   (7541 words)

 Electric Wheels Inc. Your Best Source for Electric Vehicles
No. Even including the effects of electricity generation, the California Air Resources Board reports that EVs are 90% cleaner than the newest (model year 2005) and cleanest conventional gasoline-powered car vehicles [3] - not including the environmental impact of oil refining!
Electric Wheels Inc. is Salem based, serving Oregon.
The time has come for electric vehicles, and we are here to give that to you.
www.electricwheelsinc.com /whyelectriccars.shtml   (487 words)

 Wired News: Electric Cars Try to Turn Corner
The car comes with a five-year or 60,000 mile warranty, but Bastien said that if the electric battery system fails after the warranty expires, the replacement cost is $30,000.
The list price of the cars is a hefty $42,000, but Bastien said that this is before a $9,000 incentive rebate from the state of California and an IRS credit of $3,000.
To encourage car companies to develop these and other cleaner energy cars, the state of California has developed the incentive program and mandated (PDF) that 10 percent of all vehicles sold there in 2003 fit its low- or zero-emission classification.
www.wired.com /news/technology/0,1282,49116,00.html   (752 words)

 DIDIK DESIGN site covering Electric Cars, (ev's), Stereo, lenticular, 3d, and Vari-Vue technology, Eastern Europe ...
electric vehicles, electric vehicle, electric cars, electric car.
Covers questions and answers regarding electric vehicles, including conversion, are they safe, are the practical, are they good for the environment and are they less expensive to run then gasoline powered vehicles.
The fact is that the electric car is alive and getting better.
www.didik.com /didik_ev.htm   (548 words)

 ETS of NY sells components, off road, industrial and conversion electric cars.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The best part about electric cars is that it will only cost cents to charge, so you reduce your energy costs per mile!
An electric car is 35% - 97% cleaner than a comparable gas car, including the pollution generated by the electric power plant.
An off-road or utility hauler electric vehicle can be used as a utility vehicle or industrial vehicle for grounds or plant transportation, and is considered material handling equipment.
et.gapc.net /shop/category.asp?catid=6   (230 words)

 GM - only GM
There are more than 5 million E85-capable cars and trucks on the road today; more than 2 million of those are GM vehicles.
GM was and is proud to have brought the electric vehicle concept as far as it did and further than any other electric vehicle project attempted by any other automaker around the globe.
The good news for electric car enthusiasts is that although the EV1 program did not continue, both the technology and the GM engineers who developed it did.
www.gmev.com   (3634 words)

 Electric RC Cars
This 1:7 scale RC Mercedes Benz CLK55 is a high speed car that comes Ready to run with all the accessories you need including a powerful rechargeable battery, 10V charger pack and a 9 Volt battery for your remote.
Exceptional weight distribution and balance is achieved through the rear mid mounting of the motor and simple transmission and battery arrangement to produce excellent control characteristics in all areas.
This is no ordinary RC Car, this RC Car is over 2 feet long and is highly detailed inside and out.
www.hobbytron.com /ElectricRCCars.html   (2689 words)

 Feel Good Cars - Welcome to the Web Site of the leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of electric vehicles.
As a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of electric vehicles, we thrive on providing drivers with choices they can feel good about.
Working with our internationally respected partners, we’re bringing the world’s finest zero-emission vehicles to you—setting a new standard for what electric vehicles can be.
Drawing on our real-world experience in EV technology, electric vehicle manufacturing, finance and marketing, we’re here for our dealers and drivers today—and we’ll be here tomorrow.
www.feelgoodcars.com   (298 words)

 EV World: The World of Electric, Plug-in Hybrid, Fuel Cell and Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Willet Kempton developed the concept of V2G (vehicle-to-grid) as a way to leverage the electric utility infrastructure already in place to not only power electric-drive vehicles -- including battery and plug-in hybrids -- but just as critically, to help improve the reliability of the grid.
While Dr. Kempton notes in his presentation before the California Air Resources Board that the current electric grid is relatively dirty since a large percentage of it relies on coal, the overall system is getting cleaner and the source of the pollution is centrally located.
He also points out that there is no need to invest billions in a new infrastructure, unlike hydrogen or other alternative fuels, because electric power is widely available nearly everywhere.
www.evworld.com   (677 words)

 Electric Cars & Alternate Fuel Cars (CAR-STUFF)
Links to: electric cars, solar powered cars, alternate fuel vehicles, electric automobiles, electric autos, alternate fuel automobiles, alternate fuel cars.
Electric Auto Association, (EAA) National site source of info for electric vehicles
Feel Good Cars Inc. Producer of both the Dauphine Electric and the ZENN
www.car-stuff.com /carlinks/future.htm   (165 words)

 Electric Cars Online GMEV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
If you have purchased an electric car in the past 12 months let us know how it has worked out for you.
We want to hear about the positives and the negative aspects of owning these cars.
We need info that pertains to Electric Cars.
www.electriccars.net /owners   (184 words)

 Full Performance Electric Cars
In consideration of all the requests for full performance electric vehicles, ETS has partnered with World Class Exotics and Grass Roots EV to bring full performance conversion electric vehicles.
Convert the car you always wanted to electric.
This electric car is a '98 Porsche Twin Turbo look for 1/4 the price.
www.electrictransport.net /shop/category.asp?catid=11   (226 words)

 ZAP World
ZAP is the world leader in advanced transportation including electric cars, fuel cell cars, hybrid cars, electric bicycles, electric scooters, seascooters,
The Obvio 828 is the car that gives you many choices.
The Smart Car is one of the most fuel efficient cars on the planet.
www.zapworld.com   (138 words)

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