Many people view the electric cars as enhanced version of the golf cart that is run of electric power. However the truth is completely different and electric car can be of numerous types. An electric car can be sports cars;
SUVs, Sedans, and even Pickup Trucks
There are different variations of electric cars available in today’s market. Here is a quick look at the differnt concepts available.
Combining Electric and Gasoline
Some of the electric cars use both electric and gasoline. An example is the Chevy Volt that ranks among the top five upscale midsize cars. What makes it unique is the power train; the electric motor that powers it for the initial 25-50 miles of driving. When batteries are depleted, the motor switches automatically on to a gasoline engine. However, it would still be considered an electric car because the mileage cap can hardly cross the limits.
100% Electric car
Nissan Leaf is one of the top ranking upscale small size electric cars and it does not use any gasoline.
While the car is a little bit expensive at $25,280, it does not cost much in terms of fuels use as it runs on a massive 220 volt battery pack. A fully charged car can run up to 100 miles and that is more than what most people drive in a single day.
Combining Propulsion System
Hybrid electric cars or HEV combines the conventional internal combustion engines with electric propulsion system achieving better fuel economy in the process. Toyota Prius and Honda Insight are the example of top selling hybrid electric cars.
An electric car may be running solely on electric power, or may have gasoline as an additional power source but the basic objective of use is fuel efficiency and eco-friendly use of cars dispensing with harmful emissions associated with gasoline driven cars.
That is why many car owners are converting their gasoline fueled car into electric cars or Hybrids.