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What is an electric vehicle?

An electric vehicle also knowns as an EV is a car that uses one or more electric motors or traction motors for a source of power. Vehicles such as trains, underwater vessels, electric planes, and electric spacecrafts can be categorized as EVs. An electric vehicle may be powered by electricity through a system of sources. Some examples of what electric vehicles are charged with can be with a battery, solar panels, fuel cells, or an electric generator which converts fuel to electricity.

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My Writing on the use of Electric Vehicles

How does an electric vehicle work?

Electric cars function by plugging in the charger into a charging outlet which allows electricity to flow from the grid to the car. The EVs store the power in their rechargeable batteries which powers the electric motor and turns the wheels. EVs have faster acceleration than cars that use gas for fuel and they are also lighter to drive.

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What are charging stations?

A electric car charging station is a re-charging point for electric cars. In other words its a small station that has a machine which supplies electric power to electric cars.

You charge an electric vehicle by plugging it into a charging station or into a charging unit you have at home. In the United States there are many charging stations which are available to the public so those people can keep their cars charged when they go to work or go shopping. It’s important to get the electric car that is best for you so you don’t have to spend a lot of money charging and so you can save money on your electric bill.


Would you consider using an electric vehicle?

Reasons to say Yes.

The advantages of owning an electric car can be :

  • Better for the environment
  • Electricity is a renewable resource, gasoline is not
  • Electric cars don’t need as much maintenance as gas guzzlers and there maintenance is also less expensive.
  • Electric cars have quieter engines than gas powered vehicles
  • Electric car owners get tax credits

Reasons to say No.

The disadvantages of owning an electric car can be:

  • Electric cars can’t go far distances like gas-powered cars.
  • Recharging  the battery of an electric car takes a long time
  • Electric cars are expensive
  • Charging stations for electric cars are hard to find.
  • There aren’t a lot of models to choose form.

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Vehicles for the future

The vehicles of the future will be powered by electricity instead gasoline and by the year of 2050, some cars will have the technology which enables them to drive themselves. They will also have futuristic appearances and will be able to change colors with a press of a button. Theses cars will be voice operated, they will have AI which helps the drivers adjust their speed and the atmosphere of  inside the car. These cars will have spacious interiors which are perfect for leisurely activities such as sleeping, drinking, smoking, eating, and watching movies. The cars of the future will have windows that extend from the doors to the roofs and will have more space for passengers to move around. They will have seats that can give 360 degree views and this helps passengers relax and enjoy the ride while they are being driven by the car. Passengers will have the luxury of relaxing on a built in mattress that is located in the spacious cabin of the vehicle.

Electricity will be used as a main source of power for our vehicles and it will be the most commonly used way of powering vehicles in the future. By 2025, 25% of vehicles be powered with electricity but a majority of these will be hybrids. 95% of cars will still rely on fossil fuels for power. However, people are starting to warm up to the idea of having an electric car. Electric cars will be suited with generators, batteries, or hydrogen tanks and they will be as popular as petroleum powered vehicles of today. The U.S has spent billions of dollars trying to improve the technology of batteries and fuel cells for electric cars. All car manufacturers in the U.S are working on improving the technology of battery powered electric vehicles and hydrogen powered electric vehicles. Auto manufacturers are investing in the electrification of vehicles to achieve the goal of fuel efficiency, less air pollution,  and other goals that have to do with the efficiency of electric vehicles.

Why electric cars are better for the future 

Electric cars give drivers a luxurious driving experience. Electric cars are smooth to drive and they are silent. They also have a lot of torque which makes them fun to drive. The steering wheels in these cars have good grip which makes it less likely to get into an accident. Since these cars are powered by electricity there is less risk of explosions and fires. Electric cars are better for the future because their engines don’t require as many parts as an engine that uses gasoline. This is good because if the engines don’t have a lot of parts they won’t malfunction as often as engines that use gasoline. They also don’t need as much maintenance and repairs they would have needed if they were gasoline engines. Electric engines don’t need as much fuel either. The price of oil will increase in the future as it will eventually run out. Fossil fuels are becoming unsustainable and there is speculation that fossil fuels will run out in just 53 years. That’s why switching to electric vehicles seems to be an idea many companies are considering. The governments of countries around the world are prohibiting coal power plants and switching to better options which don’t hurt the environment. 

From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Electricity

What is renewable  electricity?  Example: Hydro Power

Renewable energy is power generated from natural sources that are always getting replenished. For example, some renewable energies can be solar energy, wind energy, hydro energy, tidal energy, geothermal energy, biomass energy. Renewable energy is actually a new technology. We have used its power for many things including transportation, heating, electricity for powering light bulbs and so much more. Due to our modern innovations we can capture wind and solar energy from the sun and use these renewable energies to power our buildings, cars, boats, and airplanes. Our innovations such as rooftop solar panels  enable us to use renewable energies. As we continue to use renewable energies, we must modernize other countries with our advancements so they can live smarter and better lives.

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How does some electricity still rely on fossil fuels?  Example: Coal power plants

To generate electricity, the power plants burn coal or oil to generate steam. Then the steam is used to drive turbines which then generates the electricity we need. These plants that we use to generate electricity are very reliable and are cheap to build. However the carbon based fuels which are burned produce large amounts of carbon dioxide which causes climate change. Some other harmful gases which are produced are the oxides of sulphur and nitrogen. These gases cause acid rain. When we burn fossil fuels to make electricity, a lot of people die because of the air pollution. Power plants need big quantities of coal, oil, or gas. The fossil fuels that get burned oftenly need to get transported over long distances. The prices of the fossil fuels are oftenly changing and can be very expensive when there is a shortage of the fossil fuel.

How climate-related weather conditions disrupt power plants and affect people

For more information on how big energy corporations  like the Oil producers are adjusting to the future: