Monday, December 8, 2008

The future belongs to all-electric cars

The collapsing US economy has much greater impact on the global economy and international political landscape.

Blow for US car industry

The economy is shedding massive job losses, continued home foreclosures, a big drop in retail sales, a severe credit squeeze linger and extreme market volatility.

This was not the first time the US economy has been rattled but the seriousness this time is even greater; to combat the serious crisis is to engineer an unprecedented rescue.

In addressing the crisis, the appropriate steps to promote stability in the markets in a way that respects the ingenuity of the American people that bolsters the entrepreneurial spirit is by far needed.

Electric car

The auto industry is the backbone of American manufacturing and thus vital to the US economy. Millions of people, directly or indirectly, are reliant on that industry. The survival of the domestic car-making capacity is important. But Detroit's Big Three automakers repeatedly make strategically mistakes in their failure to building small cars and energy-efficient cars.

US oil imports have more than doubled since 1981, the last time the US economy's dependence on foreign oil was a hot issue, the number of cars and trucks registered for the road has increased by about 75% to 248.7 million vehicles, according to Ward's Automotive Report.

US auto industry

The best way to safeguard the collapsing and faltering economy is through the leading technology invention in automobile technology.

By exploitation the advanced space scientific technological resources and technocratic reorganization in automobiles industry to develop electric or fuel-cell car, decisively and directly influenced the modern technology of power and management are by far the most practical solution to solve energy crisis and the US collapse economy.

Energy hydrogen car

Ironically, if the high-performance Electric Cars that perform as good as today's gasoline-powered models sold at prices the average consumers could afford, it is a fact that besides doing a very large part in fighting global warming, it would lower the cost of living and solving the financial trouble at present.

Plug car

Only the corporations that are organized systematically for the exploitation of scientific technological resources can permanently maintaining the leading position.

Energy hybrid car

Electric Cars

Many automakers are developing electric cars. The Japanese auto giant reported success in a test of a fuel-cell and become the most prevalent car in the world. Despite the higher gasoline price, consumers demand has continued to rise along with inflated gas costs.

i. Reva electric car company has manufactured low tech India Reva 2001 and 2008 Revai safer version.

The base version is rated as having a 50-mile range, with a high-end model getting 90 miles per charge.

The 48V worth of lead acid batteries of the base model can be fully charged in eight hours with an eighty percent charge in 2.5 hours from a 230V outlet at 40mph top speed.

Lead-acid maintenance battery and battery life is 90 miles. Charge time is 8 hours.

Suffer "serious or life-threatening" injuries in a 64 km/h (40mph) crash by UK top gear.

Price: £9,500 (€12,000) for the standard model sold in India, British and Europe. In 2009, high performance lithium-ion batteries are expected to be available for the latest model.

ii. Low tech China Flybo 2007 and 2008 model with heater .
The models are manufactured by Jinan Flybo Motor Co.Ltd. The top speed is 45 mph (with the 25-mph limiter removed), and it has a range of 70 miles to 150 miles on a charge.

Classified as a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV), the XFD-6000ZK is "100 percent legal for on-road use," the company says. It and two lower-end electric cars — yes, there are lower-end models — are powered by a 48V electric motor and sold in Russia, Europe and US.

The Flybo electric car is 2 seated rear drives only at this point and for those who don’t need to use the highway regularly; it would make for a good second car.

Battery life is 70 miles before charge (2.5 hours charge). Charge time is 2.5 hours.

Lead-acid maintenance battery and durability is 500 time.
Price: $10,000.

iii. Japan Eliica 2005
Created by Professor Hiroshi Shimizu of Keio’s Faculty of Environment and Information studies. The 8 wheels 4 seconds car (1-100km/h) is developed by 39 company, Japan Science and Technology.

Lithium-ion battery operated, powered with 8 electric motors. Each motor is 80 hp and total output is 640 hp.

Only about 200 cars will be made, given the right amount of corporate sponsorship. Each will be sold for $240,000.

iv. US Tesla Roaster 2007 Tesla Motors

4 wheels 3.9 seconds car (1-100km/h). Lithium-ion battery operated 2-seat, open-top, and rear-drive sports car.

Total output: 248 HP
Mass: 70 pounds
Battery type: Lithium ion Battery Life: 5 years or 100,000 miles.
Price: $109,000, 2009MY Roadster base price

v. Toyota Motors Years 2009

Small, Light weight i-swing concept car. Limitations of current battery technology, Toyota's EV would likely be a small vehicle limited to commuting or city driving.

For more widespread use, Toyota still is betting on hybrids as a more practical solution to rising demand for environmentally friendly gas sippers; it plans to sell more than 1 million per year in the early part of the next decade.

vi. Nissan Motors Year 2010

Small, light weight Nissan will market the electric car worldwide in 2012 to retail customers. The car will be powered by lithium ion batteries developed in Nissan's joint venture with NEC Corp. in New York.

The production vehicle will have a daily range of 100 miles, with an estimated top speed of 75 mph. A complete recharge will take about eight hours. The lithium ion battery pack will have 24 cells, each with four batteries.

vii. Mercedes Benz-Smart 2010
Lithium-ion Smart Fortwo ED
Battery will have a 41hp electric motor that can reach speeds up to 70 mph and have a range of 70 miles.

With the improvements being made in the battery development this range will surely increase.

Charging time is about 8 hours, and will cost about $3 in electric. At present gas prices an electric Smart would save some 70% of what you are paying now. Top speed: 70 mph, Speed: goes from 0-30 mph in 6.5 seconds Battery life: range of up to 70 miles per charge.

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