Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Green Technologies: Electric car

An electric car is a type of alternative fuel car that utilizes electric motors and motor controllers instead of an internal combustion engine (ICE). The electric power is usually derived from battery packs in the vehicle.

Electric vehicles, especially EVs powered by fuel cells, are a compelling alternative to gasoline-powered cars. They use environmentally friendly technology to get you to your destination without the need for costly, supply-limited gasoline.

The electric vehicle (EV), or, more colloquially, electric car, is gaining traction as a viable alternative form of personal transportation, and remains just out of arms' reach as a mainstream way to get around. The cars run on energy stored in large packs of batteries instead of the more conventional internal combustion engine, making them very attractive to those concerned with using less oil and causing fewer greenhouse gas emissions. When driving, they don't emit any carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gas, nor any nitrogen oxide or other smog-forming compound.

In general terms an electric car is a rechargeable battery electric vehicle. Other examples of rechargeable electric vehicles are ones that store electricity in ultracapacitors, or in a flywheel.

The electric car is made by The REVA Electric Car Company in India, but is sold in different parts of the world , with successes including celebrity recognition.

The new REVAi are being popular in India also.

Kerala postal service to use REVAi electric cars for speed post!These cars are capable of running 60KMs in a single stretch and is capable of carrying a load of 70Kg in addition to postman and the driver. REVA will customize the car to have the postal uniform (red color)!

Clearly electric cars are making inroads into commercial business. As technology progresses, we can expect more electric cars being adopted in Kerala. Any further rise on oil prize should boost electric car market.


महामंत्री-तस्लीम said...

"मम्मी, मम्मी, मैं ये हली वाली काल लूंगा।"
अगर मैं बच्चा होता, शायद ऐसे ही मचल पडता। अरे भई, ये है ही इतनी प्यारी। और फिर इकोफ्रैन्डली भी तो है।

zeashan zaidi said...

Really Interesting Science

Arvind Mishra said...

Informative and interesting!