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Who killed the electric car?

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Devin Dunn

on 4 October 2012

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Who Killed The Electric Car? By Blane Migura and Devin Dunn Objective Our objective is to learn why the electric car was killed and the suspects that killed it. Beginning of project. At the beginning of our project, we learned about when the electric car was started and ended, as well as different milestones for electric cars. Middle of Project We watched the movie and we learned about all the
different suspects in the movie, such as the car companies. Project info We learned that electric cars were destroyed and crushed because companies said there was no demand, but there was alot more demand then they tried to say there was. They tried to make the C.A.R.B (California air resource board) appeal the zero emmisions now act (Z.E.N), which made all California car companies make electric cars according to the demand. We investigated and found car companies are trying to make us buy gasoline instead of electric. More info The suspects. The suspects are:
Car Companies
Oil Companies
Consumers
Batteries
Hydrogen Fuel Cells
The Government
C.A.R.B We have also found out that they are making more EV electric cars, like... The BMW i8 will come out in 2014 The Brammo Empulse will come out
sometime this year. The Vectrix VX-1 is already out The Tesla Motors Model X will come out in 2013 There are many more
electric cars that people are going to make and be sold very soon. In the last part of the movie, we found out that all the suspects were guilty except for The Batteries. This is the Preview of Who Killed The Electric Car. Electric cars are very reliable. No oil changes, no tune ups. EVs have 10 times fewer moving parts than a gasoline powered car. There's no engine, transmission, spark plugs, valves, fuel tank, tailpipe, distributor, starter, clutch, muffler or catalytic converter. A plug-in car uses clean, affordable, domestic electricity for some or all of its energy. An all-electric vehicle (EV) stores all its energy in batteries. Plug-in hybrids (PHEV) store some energy in batteries, and have a gas engine to extend range. Conventional hybrids have batteries, but all their energy comes from gasoline. They cannot plug in to cleaner, cheaper, domestic power! How Will You Charge Your Ride?

Some common add-ons to plug in vehicles will be electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), chargers, and software. Please see the bottom of the page for an explanation of these items and a glossary of commonly used terms. How EV's work All EV's under the hood have a battery and a electric motor, unlike its gas equivalent. under it or sometimes at trunk, there is more battery packs that fuel the electric motor.EV's don't need tune-ups, smog checks, and no oil. All they need is a battery charge mainly and your good to go! Every 3 or 4 years the battery has to be replaced to keep range at a good limit for everyday use. Advantages and disadvantages advantages
*you don't need to get tune-ups
*you don't need to go to the gas station
*you can charge it at home.
*you can drive clean and help the environment
disadvantages
*it has a limited range, some being 80-90 miles a charge.
*there are not many charging stations to charge at. basicly, the government is trying to make us by gasoline cars so they can make more money. schematic of the electric car Summary We know that electric cars were helpful while they lasted. The Car companies were basicly, trying to make more money because electric cars didn't need many replacement parts, so they knew they would get less money. We found out that air issues, such as pollution, would get better then it is today if the electric car did not get removed. Relevany This project is relevent to us because if we start making more electric cars, then it would cause less pollution in the U.S.A. Thanks for watching. PROs
Lower emissions than most gasoline cars.
Somewhat better gasoline mileage than regular gas cars.
Longer range than pure battery electric cars (though the same range as plug-in hybrids).
Most produce no emissions when car is stopped.
CONs
Gasoline only. Can't plug in.
Still dependent on oil companies and foreign despots.
Not zero emissions.
Still require normal mechanical maintenance & repairs. Hybrid Car Analysis What We Learned We learned that using electric cars will cause less pollution for us and it is a better car for everyone.
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