It is exciting to see where technology is leading us to each and every day, and to see all the new possibilities out there in the world. These new electric cars are just waiting to be transformed into something that we might think of as futuristic, and something that will really change the way the United States looks. Each day with any new invention or idea we draw closer to this conclusion.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Electric Vehicles: Not Meeting Expectations
Electric Vehicles seem to be the next big thing in the world as gas prices are increasing each year. Unfortunately these electric vehicles have not yet proved themselves on the road, since most of these cars are unable to travel 100 miles within one charging period. Most people need a car that can travel at least 300 miles before needing to be recharged, but the electric vehicles out now are not meeting those expectations. Another problem with these cars that people have is that they take at least eight hours to charge, and most people need them to charge in about an hour or less. So basically electric vehicles are a new and efficient way to save money on gas, but when the car takes eight hours to charge and then can only be driven for a little over an hour on the highway, that is not very efficient. The article says that by next year there will be a Tesla Model S that will be able to go 320 miles and charge in thirty minutes or less. Sounds like a perfect solution to the problem, but we'll see where technology leads us between now and then.