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Last Updated January 8,

About Electric Vehicles

vehicles are powered purely by with no gasoline engine. is different from hybrid vehicles that use a combination of a and a gas engine for power. Today’s technology makes it possible to electric vehicles (EVs) can go over 200 miles on a single with performance that is to, or better than, equivalent vehicles.

We believe that EVs can a big part in solving three problems: transportation’s contribution to gas emissions, economic dependence on oil, and the national security created by sending $700 dollars a year to foreign

In addition to helping solve the problems, EVs bring us an improved way to that is convenient, powerful, and For typical daily driving, your car in at night is easier and than making a weekly to the gas station. With ten times parts than a gas-powered an EV has far fewer wear and maintenance no oil changes, no muffler, no catalytic no fuel or oil filters, no timing In fact, there’s no need for a

The brakes last longer the vehicle can slow down by momentum into electrical to charge the batteries instead of that energy as heat and wear.

Here are facts and answers to questions about electric their technology, and their on the environment.

Efficiency

For gas-powered efficiency is represented by miles-per-gallon That clearly won’t for EVs since they don’t gasoline. Instead, we consider two the amount of energy it uses and the it produces when traveling a distance.

Here is an efficiency comparing electric vehicles to vehicles.

The upshot is that vehicles use the energy equivalent of a gas getting over 100 mpg, and when powered from electrical grid — is heavy in coal and natural gas — driving an EV will nearly all types of pollution, greenhouse gasses and the emissions cause smog. When from clean, renewable driving an EV creates no pollution directly or indirectly.

Toyota RAV4-EV

It’s a well-kept secret, but major sold factory-produced electric (not conversions) in California in the 90’s and early 2000’s. was due to a California Air Resources Board for zero-emissions vehicles. Once mandate was eviscerated (due to from the auto manufacturers), the were no longer made, and of them were taken after lease periods Fortunately, many of the Toyota were available for purchase. still going strong and we were fortunate to be able to buy one its original owner.


According to Wikipedia. Toyota about 1500 RAV4-EVs 1997 to 2003.

Toyota i-Road EVs Electric Cars

The RAV4-EV has a of 80-100 miles on a charge. Our usage is about 40 miles charges, which takes 2 hours to return to a full The batteries are NiMH (Nickel-Metal

The charger is connected to a 240V 30A

Our favorite source of information on the is Darell’s site (EVnut.com) .

Nissan LEAF

We got a Nissan in September, 2011. We love it.

The features an EPA-rated all-electric of 73 miles. It’s hard to get than 60 miles out of a full and possible to get more than It’s quick and comfortable, up to five adults, and has a roomy

It’s both fun and inexpensive to no matter what the price of gas to be. A review of our first few months is on Tom’s blog.

We’re that there are now multiple for factory-made, freeway capable vehicles that are practical and Things have come a way since we first got involved electric vehicle advocacy in

Toyota i-Road EVs Electric Cars
Toyota i-Road EVs Electric Cars
Toyota i-Road EVs Electric Cars
Toyota i-Road EVs Electric Cars

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