How does an Electric vehicle work?

Posted in: Green on July 20th, 2013


Electric cars can be found every where today, and show up in the news all the time.

Electric Vehicles (EVs) originated in the mid-19th century as electricity had become the most popular method for motor vehicle propulsion. This provided a level of comfort and ease of operation that could not be achieved by the gasoline cars of the time (reference).

The major difference between a gasoline and an EV are:

– The gasoline engine is replaced by an electric motor.
– The electric motor gets its power from a controller.
– The controller gets its power from an array of rechargeable batteries.

All electric vehicles contain the following components:

– Multiple rechargeable batteries
– At least one electric motor
– A controller that connects the motor to the accelerator pedal
– A charging system

The rechargeable battery provides electricity to the motor, which in turn controls the vehicle’s transmission. When the vehicle’s battery needs to be charged, it can be plugged into a standard household outlet (which may take up to 12 hours to charge depending on the outlet voltage), a specialized home charging system, or a public charge station connected to a community power grid.

Check this out!

1) By choosing to buy and EV, you save yourself a lot of money because we already know we can literally drive all the way across Canada for FREE and the cost to charge up is 1/8 that of fuel for a gas powered vehicle. So how much can you save in your local metropolitan area?

2) You helped save the environment and helped reduce healthcare costs!

3) Plus, you further helped sustain the economy on 2 levels – by employing an electrician and ensuring jobs for regional utility workers.

How does it get any better than that?

Well think about not having to pump gas in the freezing cold and how nice it is to leave your house every day with a full charge. There is also no need to search for a gas station without a line-up on route to work in the morning.

Our partnership with Sun Country Highway brings the World’s Longest/Greenest Highway Project to your doorstep. Sun Country Highway now has hundreds of chargers installed across Canada mainly on the Trans-Canada and 400 series Highways, with a goal to have over 1,000 chargers or more in place reaching out to 95% of Canadians.

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