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About Electric Cars

Eletric cars are an alternative fuel cars that utilizes eletric motors and motor controllers, rather than an internal combustion engine (ICE). Currently, in most vehicles, electrical power comes from battery packs carried on board the vehicle. Other energy storage methods that may come into use in the future include the use of ultracapacitors, or storage of energy in a spinning flywheel.

Vehicles that have of both electric motors and other types of engine are known as hybrid electric vehicles and are not considered pure electric vehicles (EVs) because they operate in a charge-sustaining mode. Hybrid vehicles with batteries that can be charged externally from an external source are called plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), and become pure battery electric vehicles (BEVs) during their charge-depleting mode. Other types of electric vehicles besides cars include light trucks and neighborhood electric vehicles.

The term electric vehicle is often used, implying, in context, an electric road vehicle, though in its broader sense it covers all vehicles with electrical propulsion including trains and trams.

Brief history

The design of the electric car is one of the oldest for automobiles — small electric vehicles predate the Otto cycle upon which Diesel engines and Benz gasoline engine based the automobile. Between 1832 and 1839 , Scottish businessman Robert Anderson invented the first crude electric carriage. Professor Sibrandus Stratingh of the Netherlands, designed a small-scale electric car, built by his assistant Christopher Becker in 1835.