1. What is an electric car?
An electric car is a vehicle powered by an engine that uses electrical energy stored in a rechargeable battery. Using renewable energy instead of fossil fuel goes in direct line with the Paris Agreement. The crucial document, approved by almost 200 countries, limits the increase in global warming to 2ºC, from the pre-industrial era to the end of this century. The plug-in car is the most effective tool in the fight against climate change.
The electric cars are almost identical to a conventional car in terms of its external appearance, which are just differentiated by no exhaust pipe. But, in their mechanics and operation, they are a huge difference. The electric car has no gearbox or clutch and start of zero revolutions. It also does not use spark plugs, injectors, gasoline filters and other parts. Electric cars have many advantages: they do not produce environmental or sonic pollution and their maintenance is more economical than internal combustion vehicles. They have a high performance in the transformation of electrical energy into mechanical energy, compared with a gasoline-powered cars.