Electric Vehicles Essay Examples

  • Alternative Energy Vehicles

    1320 words - 6 pages

    Alternative-Energy Vehicles The oceans are going to rise drastically in the next hundred years, just like they have over the past hundred years. Slowly and gradually the earth’s natural resources and sources of fossil fuels used in energy are running out. These two events are linked by the fact that there needs to be a new source of energy to fuel vehicles because we are running out of fossil fuels and we are diminishing the ozone layer through pollution. There are three main alternative energy vehicles that have been in development, and only one has really been used in mass distributio

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    The Electric Car

    5061 words - 21 pages

    1. Unveiling the electric cars Just about everyone wants a car but no one wants to pay for too expensive gasoline, as well as the price tag for the fossil fuel is now getting higher since the 9/11 terrorist attack. Recently the oil price tag rocketed so high and now reaching $126.29 per barrels (CNN, 2008) and still remains to rise. The continuously rise of crude oil price are a heavy burden to the community everywhere around the world and effected more drastically in many third world country. Government are forced to subsidies the oil price to keep the country economies stable and to help t

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    Hybrid Cars

    1927 words - 8 pages

    Car companies like Toyota and Honda are finally starting to warm up to the idea of marketing more fuel-efficient vehicles, introducing models like the Toyota Prius, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, and the Honda Civic Hybrid, the three top-selling hybrid vehicles on the market for 20061. While these more fuel-efficient cars do increase the MPG rating to averages of 47mpg, 25mpg, and 46mpg2, one has to wonder why car companies are still turning out vehicle models that are dependent on gasoline at all. In the mid-1990's GM introduced the EV1 in response to the California Air Resources Board (CARB)'

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    A Realistic View Of Vehicle Propulsion

    636 words - 3 pages

    Realistic view of vehicle propulsion for the year 2030 I NTRODUCTION: In the past we were completely reliant on oil as our major source of energy for vehicle propulsion. This source of energy is not very efficient as it has negative effects on our environment and it is not replenish able .Experts have predicted that sooner than later there will be a shortage of oil. What do we do when this becomes the situation? This question has led experts to carry out a lot of research on what alternative sources of energy should be. Today we have various alternative sources of energies like solar energy

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    Alternative Vehicles

    1930 words - 8 pages

    Electric Alternatives for Motor Vehicles With record high crude oil prices effecting gasoline costs at the pump in the US, the need for alternative fuels for transportation are becoming more and more apparent. The US is the world’s leading consumer of crude oil and has shown no signs of slowing down her large appetite for oil. “The average daily US consumption of crude oil in 2006 was 20.5 million barrels per day” (Energy Information Administration). Also, in recent years, the number of internal combustion engine vehicles in the US has surpassed the US population. These two statistics alon

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    Electric Car Modelling Using A Trapezium Rule

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    Electric car modelling using the trapezium rule The trapezium rule allows us to numerically estimate integrals. This case study involves the use of the trapezium rule to model the performance of a hypothetical electric car propelled by a DC motor by integrating acceleration to estimate velocity and integrating velocity to estimate distance. The Electric car is powered by a permanent magnet 24 volt DC motor connected to the rear driving wheels by a simple sprocket and chain mechanism with no gearbox. The motor is powered by a set of ten 12V batteries. The motor torque Tm (Nm)

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    First Half Of Hydrogen Vs Electric Cars Essay

    776 words - 4 pages

    Everyone felt the pain, this time, last year. I know I did. The pain came from a high jacking of the gas prices. It slowly caused the, already building, recession to take its toll on us Americans. We started to realize that we, as a country, are reliant on one source of energy, oil. With the people united against the gas wars, new topics started to emerge that weren’t well discussed with the general public before. They consisted of different forms of energy to power us around. Two sources of alternative energy emerged as the way of the future to power our vehicles. The two victorious s

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    Nikola Tesla

    1687 words - 7 pages

    Nikola Tesla, a Croatian engineer, has played a large role in shaping the world as we know it today. His work includes polyphase motors, wireless energy transmission, and the universally-employed Alternating Current, or AC Current as it is more commonly known. A common misconception is that Thomas Edison is to thank for all the electrical devices we know and love, when in actuality Tesla is the man behind the machine. Legend has it that Nikola Tesla was born at midnight during an electrical storm. Whether or not this is negotiable, but what isn't is that he was indeed born on July 10th in S

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    Electric Car

    463 words - 2 pages

    General Motors killed the electric car In 1990, California State signed a mandate;forcing car companies to build battery powered cars. General Motors Car Company was not very keen about this mandate. This company is the reason for the death of the electric car, because they did not use effective advertisement, repealed the mandate, and took away the ev1s from the people that were left on the road. Although the GM Company did produce some ads, it was not enough to sell the ev1. The small amount of ads that were commercialized was unappealing to the consumer. Instead of attracting the consum

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    Batteries Made From Algae

    373 words - 2 pages

    SCI 101 November 25 2009 New Batteries made from Algae One of today’s 21st century breakthroughs is making batteries out of algae. Today Scientists have found a way to create energy from the nasty weeds from the sea. They have been able to make batteries out of paper created from algae. It’s actually made from cellulose. They have been trying for a long time to make batteries out of non-metal objects. An algae plant is capable of charging simple objects such as remote controls, cassette player and digital clocks. There are so many pros from this discovery. This will save the environme

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    Smart Car

    728 words - 3 pages

    Smart car values: Introduced in 1994 by Mercedes-Benz and SMH, the Smart car is a very environmentally friendly car (a growing movement/trend in society is to “go green”). It prevents against polluting with wastewater and solvents with features such as powder coating on a steel body, as the powder protects the steel from peeling. In addition, it has undercoat that is anticorrosive to degrading and oxidation. Furthermore, many people paint their cars when the original shade of color is chipped, fading, or weathered—with the Smart car, the need for re-painting or painting an extra layer is e

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    Advanced Vehicle Technology

    891 words - 4 pages

    11/1/2010 GE-184 Scott Sexton Advanced Vehicle Technology Advanced Vehicle Technology(AVT), is a federal loan program introduced in 2009. It was designed to help fund U.S. automakers and part suppliers development of new technology for hybrid and fully electric vehicles. AVT not only is producing thousands of jobs across the U.S., it also is creating an alternate to gasoline as fuel. Another major plus is the reduction of green house gasses, since most manufacturers are leaning towards fully electric vehicles that release no emissions at all, it won't only reduce green house gasses bu

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    Alternatiive Fuel Vehicles

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    Alternative Fuel Vehicles Alternative Fuel Vehicle refers to a vehicle that runs on a fuel other than traditional gasoline or diesel; any method of powering an engine that does not involve petroleum. Hybrid vehicles have two types of engines working together, a standard gas powered engine, and an electric motor assist powered by a rechargeable nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery pack. In theory, this environmentally friendly combination of gas and electric hybrid technology gives you higher gas mileage, and lower engine exhaust emissions, we'll explain how in a moment. Hybrids are not to

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    624 words - 3 pages

    Arul K. Nathan Mr. Pittman EN: 001 4/21/11 Compare &Contrast David asked his parents for his first car he asked if he could have a sport. They told him no. His parents told him that he has to get a car that is efficient for the environment. The reason why they said to get an efficient car is that they are going green. The choices of car he can get are an Electric or a Hybrid. The reasons why electric cars and hybrid car are good is that they are fuel efficient, don’t take gas, and they cost less. Since the invention of the automobile, man has been trying to figure out how to bett

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    Electrical Cars

    436 words - 2 pages

    Electric Cars Donyelle Best Everest University Electric Vehicles Automobile companies are beginning to try new things to make more fuel efficient vehicles. One alternative that I’ve learned about is electric cars. Electric vehicles are propelled by an electric motor (or motors), that is powered by rechargeable battery packs. Tesla motors are one of the companies that make electric cars. They were founded in 2003 by a group of intrepid Silicon Valley engineers who set out to prove that electric vehicles could be awesome. Tesla’s battery packs and power trains will help lessen a global de

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    Gm At 100 Critique

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    A Critique of “G.M. at 100: Is Its Future Electric?” By Don Sherman Don Sherman’s GM at 100…?” caught my attention from the title. The future of Detroit and G.M has been of intrest of mine since its downfall. Like me, Sherman is aware of the reputation of GM as he acknowledges the rise and fall of the Motor city and its historical car company. Sherman’s article gives readers reasons why they should take an interest in the Chevrolet Volt and the future of an electric vehicle. The author’s purpose in this article is to en

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    Nikola Tesla Essay

    1224 words - 5 pages

    Nikola Tesla was born at exactly midnight between July 9th and 10th, 1856, in the village of Smiljan, province of Lika (Austria-Hungary). His dad, Reverend Milutin Tesla, was a Serbian-Orthodox priest; his mother, Djuka (Mandich), didn’t go to school but was very smart. Both families came originally from western Serbia and for generations had sent their sons to serve Church or Army and their daughters to marry ministers or officers. He was a dreamer with a poetic touch and as he got older, Tesla added to these earlier qualities those of self-discipline and a wanting to be exact with everything

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    Ford Motor Company S Global Electrification Strat

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    Business Economics Vol. 46, No. 3 r National Association for Business Economics Ford Motor Company’s Global Electri?cation Strategy ELLEN HUGHES-CROMWICKn Ford Motor Company has developed global platforms for its vehicles, including hybrid electric vehicles and forthcoming battery-electric and plug-in hybrids. Providing electri?cation technologies is a key element of Ford’s broader strategy of producing vehicles that have improved fuel economy and reduced greenhouse emissions. The breadth of this effort—across a range of vehicle types—is unique in the automotive industry. Of particular

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