When we think of electric vehicles or hybrids we often think of something like the G Wiz. And let’s be honest… those aren’t the best looking cars on the road. They have limited range, and absolutely no horsepower! But the simple fact is this: That’s not the case anymore.
Tesla has entered the market and proven that an electric car doesn’t have to be an ugly car. And it can have some pick-up and go as well. The fundamental advancement in the last few years that has made this possible is the technology in batteries. Tesla uses lithium batteries (similar to the battery in your laptop) and these new batteries provide large amounts of power for acceleration and also last approximately as long as a normal tank of gas at this point. That means you’re not stuck around your neighborhood. You can take your electric car on road trips!
Yes, batteries still need to become cheaper and quicker to charge, but research and development in this area is generating improvements at an unprecedented rate. Countries like Denmark and Israel have are already started developing a full infrastructures prepared to handle an all-electric car future – each getting the power from renewable resources. Denmark will use wind power and Israel will generate solar power from the desert sun.
As electric cars become the new wave of the future, they’ll start getting more powerful and less ugly. In fact, it’s already happening!