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Electric Cars

Electric cars are passenger vehicles powered by an electric traction motor, utilizing energy solely stored in on-board batteries. Pressing the accelerator transfers power from the battery to the electric motor, propelling the vehicle by turning the drive shafts and wheels. During braking, the motor transforms into an alternator, generating power that is subsequently fed back into the battery.

In contrast to traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, electric cars are quieter, more responsive, boast higher energy conversion efficiency, produce no exhaust emissions, and exhibit lower overall vehicle emissions.

Electric Cars

Types of Electric Cars

There are four main types of electric vehicles currently available to consumers.

  • Plug-in electric– Run exclusively on electricity, drawing all power from charging. They do not depend on petrol or diesel, leading to zero emissions, in contrast to traditional cars.
  • Plug-in hybrid– Plug-in hybrids primarily utilize electricity but are equipped with a conventional fuel engine, enabling the use of petrol or diesel when the charge is depleted. While running on fuel produces emissions, operating on electricity is emission-free. Charging plug-in hybrids involves plugging into an electricity source.
  • Hybrid-electric– These cars primarily use fuel, like petrol or diesel, and feature an electric battery recharged through regenerative braking. You can easily switch between the fuel engine and ‘EV’ mode at the touch of a button. They cannot be plugged into an electricity source and rely on petrol or diesel for energy.
  • Fuel Cell Electric- Otherwise known as FCEV’s, the cars power system consists of multiple cells arranged in a stack. The hydrogen gas from the car’s tank chemically combines with oxygen from the air to generate electricity.

Example of an Electric Car

BMW continues to expand its premium compact segment of electric Sports Activity Vehicles (SAVs) with the introduction of the all-electric BMW iX1 eDrive20. This model offers appealing and cost-effective entry into the realm of premium electric mobility. It boasts a combined power consumption of 17.2 – 15.4 kWh/100 km (WLTP) and zero CO2 emissions (provisional values).

BMW Electric Car
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