Electric cars fall into three main categories:
Battery electric vehicles are powered by electricity stored in a battery pack.
Plug-in hybrids combine a gasoline or diesel engine with an electric motor and the large rechargeable battery.
Fuel cell vehicles split electrons from hydrogen molecules to produce electricity to run the motor.
Ten things to know about electric cars— and How you can make the future more electrical?
. 1. Electric cars trailers that are at least partially powered by electricity
It’s more than just passenger cars now — from New York to Mississippi, you may find yourself on a quiet, zipping electric transit bus. The first electric fire truck in the nation will be welcomed by Angelenos in 2021 — and in the coming years, electric sanitation trucks will be quietly gliding through neighborhoods to pick up garbage and recycling, and more electric trucks will be delivering packages from warehouses to homes, air pollution-free.
2. Electric cars are saving the climate — and our lives. Here’s how
The largest source of climate pollution in the United States? Transportation. To solve the climate crisis, we need to make the vehicles on our roads as clean as possible. We have only a decade left to change the way we use energy to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
Emissions from cars and trucks are not only bad for our planet, but they’re also bad for our health. Air pollutants from gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles cause asthma, bronchitis, cancer, and premature death.
The long-term health impacts of localized air pollution last a lifetime, with the effects borne out in asthma attacks, lung damage, and heart conditions.
An earlier study by Duke University underscored the health costs: each gallon of gasoline purchased at the gas station carries with it up to $3.80 in health and environmental costs. The diesel in big rigs and farm equipment is worse, with an additional $4.80 in social costs to our health and climate per gallon.
3. Electric vehicles have a smaller carbon footprint than gasoline-powered cars, no matter where your electricity comes from
The electricity that charges and fuels battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles come from power grids, which rely on a range of sources — from fossil fuels to clean renewable energy.
4. Through their entire lifetime, electric cars are better for the climate
Electric vehicles make up for their higher manufacturing emissions within, at most, eighteen months of driving — and continue to outperform gasoline cars until the end of their lives.
The average electric car on the road today has the same greenhouse-gas emissions as a car getting 88 miles per gallon — which is far greater than the average new gasoline-powered car (31 mpg) or truck (21 mpg), according to an analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists.
5. Electric vehicles can charge up at home, at work, while you’re at the store
One advantage of electric vehicles is that many can be recharged wherever they make their home, whether that’s your home or a bus terminal. This makes electric vehicles a good solution for truck and bus fleets that return regularly to a central depot or yard.
As more electric vehicles hit the market and are used more broadly, new recharging solutions — including adding more public charging locations in shopping centers, parking garages, and workplaces — will be required for people and businesses without the same access at home.
6. Planning now by states and utilities to build infrastructure for charging electric vehicles will go a long way
Figuring out how to charge these vehicles will become an increasingly important problem to tackle.
Utilities in California are investing more than $1 billion to build the charging infrastructure necessary for electric cars, trucks, and buses throughout the state. These kinds of infrastructure investments will become increasingly important for public transit agencies, businesses, and people who want to purchase an electric car but are unable to install a charger at home.
7. Transit cars reliable through our towns and cities, may just be the key to the electric vehicle revolution
Cars are the workhorse of our transit system, providing affordable transportation to anyone and everyone. They are a cornerstone of daily life in many cities, making them an important step to getting big electric vehicles into the broader transportation market.
8. Electric cars— delivering goods from warehouses to homes — can make a big, clean difference. We need more of them
While diesel and gas trucks only make up a small portion of the cars on our roads and highways, they generate massive amounts of climate and air pollution. In the most impacted communities, these trucks create diesel “death zones” with more severe respiratory and heart problems.
It is now time for major manufacturers to start producing electric trucks on a larger scale. Communities across California successfully fought for strong electric trucks rule — the first protection of its kind in the country — to require truck makers to sell a certain percentage of zero-emission trucks starting in 2024.
9. Electric cars is the best solution to reduce the pollution
“If we’re going to have a real shot at stemming the impact of the climate crisis”
10. Making the future electric (even if you’re car-free)
Cars are transforming how we move goods and ourselves, cleaning up our air and climate — and your voice can help advance the electric wave.
Not important for everyone to have a car but the most important thing is that having electric cars to save the world from pollution.
This report focuses on the electric cars market which is experiencing strong growth. The report gives a guide to the electric cars market which will be shaping and changing our lives over the next ten years and beyond, including the market’s response to the challenge of the global pandemic.
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