EV Roadcare

Electric Vehicle (EV)

Driving The Future

The EV Roadcare

Interest and sales of EVs has accelerated since 2008, when the Tesla Roadster, was first delivered to customers. The auto industry is going through massive change, as the global electric vehicle sales continue to rise.

Analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance have predicted that 20 years from now, more than half of new cars sold will be electric.

EVs have seen a resurgence due to technological developments, and an increased focus on renewable energy and the potential reduction of transportation's impact on climate change, air pollution, and other environmental issues.

Climate Drawdown describes electric vehicles as one of the 100 best contemporary solutions for addressing climate change.

The growth of electric cars in the US

Why EV

So, why EV? Answer to this question is, automobile is one of the leading cause of emissions.

As the effort towards tackling climate crisis rises, reducing carbon emissions, the need to meet strict emissions standards globally, pressure from regulators and generous government subsides, have all come together to force the traditional industry to take manufacturing electric vehicles seriously.

In addition, fast declining price of batteries will allow auto makers to sell fully electric vehicles for less than vehicles powered by gasoline and disel.

Common Misconceptions

Acceptance of EVs was initially hampered by the following:

  • Battery storage
  • lack of charging infrastructure
  • Exchangeable battery service
  • Maintenance and servicing
  • Affordability and travel distance (Energy efficiency based on the kilowatt-hour, or kWh, a measure of how much energy a battery can store).
  • Safety issues as compared to traditional forms of transportation.

Benefits of EV

EV comes with lot of benefits over conventional petrol and diesel model. Which includes:

  • Zero emissions, reducing carbon footprint. Makes it better for the environment.
  • Lower running cost and maintenance costs.
  • Pure EVs have zero rate of vehicle exercise duty.
  • Free parking in some towns and cities.
  • Network of charging points for convenience.
  • Green number plate which unlock a number of incentives for drivers. A US government initiative, aim to transition the country to zero-emissions cars by 2040.

Types of EV

Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)

Also known as All-Electric Vehicles (AEV). This type has no combustion engine, only an on-board battery which provides energy to an electric motor. They are charged from an external electricity supply, typically plugging in to an EV charge point. When required, energy is drawn from the electric cells and converted to motive power by the use of one or more electric motors.

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEVs)

PHEVs have a battery, electric drive motor and a small- to medium-sized internal combustion engine (ICE). Which enables operation in full electric mode, using conventional fuel, or a combination of both, and can be recharged from an external power source.

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEVs)

This is a Zero-Emission Vehicles. They employ fuel cell technology to generate the electricity required to run the vehicle. The chemical energy of the fuel is converted directly into electric energy.

Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEVs)

This are known as Series Hybrid or Parallel Hybrid. HEVs have both engine and electric motor. The engine gets energy from fuel, and the motor gets electricity from batteries. The transmission is rotated simultaneously by both engine and electric motor. This then drives the wheels.

EV charging options

There are different ways of charging EVs. Which includes the popular Pod Point/charging station, wireless charging and the current development (Dynamic Electric Vehicle Charging - DEVC).

Pod Point/Charging Station Options

  • Public Charging
  • Home Charging
  • Work Charging
Electric vehicle charger
Electric vehicle wirless charging

Wireless Charging

This allows you to just drive vehicle onto a pad to get charged, rather than being plugged in. Requires no human involvement.

Dynamic Electric Vehicle Charging (DEVC)

This is an on going development towards the future of EVs. The upcoming Wireless Charging Lanes, that will charge and power up vehicles while driving.

EV Street Charge, also Coming Soon in the US !!!

Dynamic Electric Vehicle Charging lane