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Electric Vehicles

electricvehiclesElectric vehicles (EVs) are propelled by an electric motor (or motors) powered by rechargeable battery packs. Electric motors have several advantages over internal combustion engines (ICEs)

    • Energy efficient

Electric motors convert 75% of the chemical energy from the batteries to power the wheel, whereas ICEs only convert 20% of the energy stored in gasoline.

    • Environmentally friendly

EVs emit no tailpipe pollutants, although the power plant producing the electricity may emit them.

    • Performance benefits

Electric motors provide quiet, smooth operation and stronger acceleration and require less maintenance than ICEs.

    • Reduce energy dependence

Electricity is a domestic energy source. Currently researchers are working on improved battery technologies to increase driving range and decrease recharging time, weight, and cost.

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