Electric Cars the Future?

With the environment becoming an ever increasingly debated topic, as is reducing carbon emissions with one of the main contributors to this problem being auto mobiles. Over the past decade the cars on the road have become much cleaner and are leaps and bounds ahead of what they were in terms of carbon emissions. However there is still a call for internal combustion engines to leave the roads and to replace them with new electric car engines.

The technology has now become advanced enough for this concept to be seriously considered as an actual alternative to fuelled cars. These types of cars are powered and fuelled by battery packs that are placed into the car and are rechargeable. There is a lot of appeal for these cars to become much more popular as they do not use any fossil fuels which is a major contributor to global warming.

There seems to be a big demand for electric cars as a city car, which means that they will be primarily introduced in the cities so that it can have a direct impact on city pollution. Also be keeping them in cities initially, it means that the electric cars do not have to be able to cover extra long distances however this aspect of the technology should develop as the years pass.

These are very exciting times in terms of electric car development with Nissan planning on launching a fleet of electric hatch back family cars throughout 2010. There are many interesting aspects that come with the electric car revolution and there are many aspects of the combustion engine car that will have no place in the new electric operated world such as fossil fuel.

Another component that is in every car at present that will no longer be needed in an electric car is the alternator that powers the electrical systems of a combustion engine car. This obviously will not be needed as the whole car will be electrically powered, so there will be absolutely no need for either an alternator or a starter motor for that matter. Moreover one of the main fundamental benefits to the customer is that it is estimated the cost of running an electric car will be four times cheaper than a fuel car. With this fact alone it is more than ever an essential innovation that is really needed in the auto mobile industry as the fuel prices in the United Kingdom have reached an all time high as of 2010.

The safety of the electric cars is also very promising with them being closely managed by the international ISO standards. There are obviously some key differences that fire fighters would have to train on, for example with fuel cars they would produce a fuel fire where as with an electric car they would need to be fully trained on the electrical fires that could potentially occur.

All in all electric cars do seem primed to take the world by storm. They seem to be cleaner, greener, cheaper and to all intents and purposes just as safe.