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Electric Car is an automobile that is propelled by one or more electric motors, using electrical energy stored in rechargeable batteries or another energy storage device. Electric motors give electric cars instant torque, creating strong and smooth acceleration. They are also around three times as efficient as cars with an internal combustion engine. They do not emit tailpipe pollutants, giving a large reduction of local air pollution, and, can give a significant reduction in total greenhouse gas and other emissions. The first practical electric cars were produced in the 1880's.

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Electric Car Use by Country (wiki)
Electric Cars sold Worldwide in 2014  (almost 200,00)
One Million EV's Have Been Sold Worldwide To Date

KCP&L Clean Charge Network consists of more than 1,000 electric vehicle charging stations, more than any other U.S. city.
The Kansas City region is now one of the best places to own an electric vehicle.

Monthly Plug-In Sales Scorecard

Electric Cars

Tesla Electric Cars
Global plug-in car sales since 2011
BYD e6
Chevrolet Bolt EV
NextEV - NIO EP9 world’s fastest electric car.
Fisker Karma   Website
Rimac Automobili
Faraday Future
Race About
Ion Motors (wiki)
Sion Solar Car
Amp Electric Vehicles
Raser Technologies Hummer
Electricity-Generating Tires  BH03
Wright Speed Electric Powertrains
Open Source Electric Car
Strati 3D Printed Electric Car

Norway to Ban Gas Powered Cars by 2025
India, which aims to turn all its cars electric by 2030


Plug in Hybrid (PHEV) is a hybrid electric vehicle that uses rechargeable batteries, or another energy storage device, that can be recharged by plugging it in to an external source of electric power. A PHEV shares the characteristics both of a conventional hybrid electric vehicle, having an electric motor and an internal combustion engine (ICE), and of an all-electric vehicle, having a plug to connect to the electrical grid. Most PHEVs are passenger cars but there are also PHEV versions of commercial vehicles and vans, utility trucks, buses, trains, motorcycles, scooters, and military vehicles.
nline Electric Vehicle is an electric vehicle that charges wirelessly while moving using electromagnetic induction (the wireless transfer of power through magnetic fields). It functions by using a segmented "recharging" road that induces a current in "pick-up" modules on the vehicle.

City Car is an urban all-electric concept car designed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab.
Hybrid Cars
Schaeffler Bio-Hybrid Concept Billed As Solution for Urban Mobility
Plug in Hybrids
Plug in America
Electric Auto Assoc. EV
Shared Transport Car Pooling
Plug and Play Repower Kit for medium duty fleet trucks that maximizes efficiency without compromising performance.
Indonesia’s ‘National Car’ Will be an Electric Car. Finally.

Maintenance Costs of Cars Mini Electric Cars - Reduce Traffic Problems and Parking shortages
Tango Mini Electric Commuter Cars
Organic Transit ELF
Human Powered Tricycle House
Four-Seat Electric Car
Custom Golf Carts
Arcimoto Electric Car
E-Trikes (wiki)
Segway (wiki)
Electric Bicycles
Narrow Track Vehicles - the convergence of the car and the motorcycle (youtube)

Autonomous Car (wiki)
150 mph and no Driver (video)

Compressed Air Car (wiki)
Tata-Airpod Compressed-Air Car
Zero Pollution Motors


Convert Gas Cars to Electric

Convert Gas Powered Cars to Electric
Takes about $10,000 in parts, and around a month or 2 to build yourself an electric car from an old car.
Electric Car Conversion Kits
EV Conversion Videos
Convert Gas Car to Electric
Build an Electric Car (wikihow)
Electric Vehicle Conversion (wiki)
Convert Gasoline to Electric Car (video)
EV West quality selection of electric car parts, components, conversion kits, and charging station solutions for your Electric Vehicle or EV Conversion. From motors and controllers, to chargers, cables and complete electric car driveline conversions. We have a low price guarantee, and our technical staff can ensure the right products for your vehicle or conversion project.
EV West Toyota MR2 EV Electric Car Conversion Walk Through Video (youtube)

Zombie 222
Electric Car Sales Numbers 2014 Driving Tips

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle
Paperback – September 23, 2008
Convert It! Paperback – Nov.1993

Open Source
Street Scooter
Local Motors

Electric Bicycles

Auto X Prize

OLV Tech
A 123 Systems

Electric Vehicles Research
Electric Drive
EV World 
Build Your Dreams
Green Car Reports
Left Coast Electric
Clean MPG
YeZ Concept Car
Greener Cars

Regenerative Brake is an energy recovery mechanism which slows a vehicle or object by converting its kinetic energy into a form which can be either used immediately or stored until needed. This contrasts with conventional braking systems, where the excess kinetic energy is converted to unwanted and wasted heat by friction in the brakes. In addition to improving the overall efficiency of the vehicle, regeneration can greatly extend the life of the braking system as its parts do not wear as quickly.

Eddy Current Brake is a device used to slow or stop a moving object by dissipating its kinetic energy as heat. However, unlike electro-mechanical brakes, in which the drag force used to stop the moving object is provided by friction between two surfaces pressed together, the drag force in an eddy current brake is an electromagnetic force between a magnet and a nearby conductive object in relative motion, due to eddy currents induced in the conductor through electromagnetic induction.

Regenerative Brakes on Bikes
Kinetic Energy

Every school should take a vintage classic car and restore it into an electric vehicle. Then the school could use the car for driving lessons and also use it for local delivery's for school supplies. At the same time they can learn math, science and metal working, and so on.
Simultaneous Subject Teaching

The friction between the tire and the ground consumes about 10 percent of a vehicle's fuel. Nanogenerator that harvests energy from a car's roll friction. Triboelectric Effect

New Tech Inverters Promises to Boost Electric Vehicle Efficiency and Range
FREEDM Systems Engineering Research Center

Hudly: A Heads-Up Display for All Cars & Phones

Electric cars and other nonpolluting vehicles would, if successful, slash annual health and climate change costs by $21 billion and prevent 2,246 premature deaths each year by 2050. PDF

World-Record Electric Motor for Aircraft sets New Records. Siemens has developed a new type of electric motor that, with a weight of just 50 kilograms, delivers a continuous output of about 260 kilowatts – five times more than comparable drive systems.

Electric Airplanes
Electric Motorcycles
Electric Bicycles

The Thinker Man