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Electric Cars

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Transcript of Electric Cars

Electric Cars
What are they?
How do they work?
Use electricity as a power source.
Components:
Electric Motor
Battery Pack
Electrical Controller
Drive System
Brief History
Advantages
Don't produce any tailpipe pollution (ex. soot, hydrocarbons, or CO)
Don't have to spend money on gas
Quiet and smooth acceleration
No dependency on foreign oil
Tax deductions


Disadvantages
Driving Range
Recharge Time
Cost
Battery Production
Safety
Future
• 99% less carbon monoxide
• 98% less hydrocarbons
• 89% less nitrogen oxide
• Less than half as much CO2
Production of Electricity
The generation of electricity accounts for 40% of pollutants and greenhouse emissions in the U.S.
Renewable sources
By: Alexis C., Alexis P., Jackie, and Raquel.
1891: William Morrison builds first electric car in the U.S.
1900:Heyday
1920: Downfall
1997-2000: big car manufacturers start producing all-electric cars for lease
2006: Tesla Motors unveils the Tesla Roadster.
Electric Cars and
The Environment
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