Electric vehicles are finally starting to rollout, but analysts say it could be a bumpy ride. Greentech Media editor-in-chief Michael Kanellos talks about the challenges facing electric vehicles as they start becoming available to consumers in 2011.
Is 2011 the year of electric vehicles?
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Electric vehicles are finally starting to rollout, but analysts say it could be a bumpy ride. Greentech Media editor-in-chief Michael Kanellos talks ...
Jan 31, 2011
I think as more people are opting towards electrical vehicle there are also problems associated with it as well that must be addressed properly. http://www.national.co.uk/information/winter-tyres.aspx
these are good Ideas for a car The problem is they don't go very far without having to be recharged. an option would be to have exercise machines to keep the batteries charged longer I wonder if this idea has been tried
Did you notice the spike in gas pump prices this winter? Neccesity is the mother of invention - let's go with the electric car now!
The video extolling the virtues of Electric Cars seems to have used the sounds of IC engined cars when showing Electrics in motion. Why? The point being made here is not trivial.The Electric Car will be virtually soundless, particularly at lower speeds and as with all characteristics there are benefits and dis-benefits. The noiseless car will solve many environmental noise problems but will also be a potential hazard to pedestrians crossing a road i.e. no warning of presence or direction. An interesting solution might be a requirement to generate an artificial sound in all locations except perhaps the Interstate/Motorway/Autobahn etc., here, this sound can be switched off, leaving just aerodynamic noises to pollute the ether. Noise Level will indicate aerodynamic efficiency, the lower the better. As to the specifications of the "Artificial Noise", I am sure there will be interesting discussions in National and International forums as to necessary spectrum and amplitude.
I have had an idea for the last twenty five year for an electric engine that selfrecharges with a built in generator and an offset altenator with a bank of voltage regulators to keep it running while idling to recharge the fuel cell or batteries.
Electric cars are a good idea,except they are not fully functional.Plug in cars and hi-breds are inefficient.They need to develope a self charger system ,like an alternator with the compacity to handle a full recharge of electric cells.
We have 2 diesel tractors and 2 diesel trucks at home and they start. Block heaters are a great thing; probably powered by coal plants, just like the electric cars.
Last year, when it was 10 below O. My Diesel would'nt start, My Buick would'nt start so I drove my Electric Car to Coffee. Sparky
I doubt it, unless the government buys them. I wouldn't want one in this cold weather and deep snow. How are the batteries at holding up at 10 degrees out?
I like to share my invention. http://www.thekpv.com The Hybrid Electric Kinetic Photovoltaic Vehicle I hand-built this vehicle all myself. through trial and error over the past 2-3 years. It actually works. This summer I plan to finish version 2.0 10-20lbs lighter weight, with more solar power generation.