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Aug 12, 2014

Modes of Travel Going Electric

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Modes of Travel Going Electric

Did You Know?:
Electric cars have existed for almost 100 years. Detroit Electric car was made in 1916 by Anderson Electric Car Company. Production of the electric automobile, powered by a rechargeable lead acid battery, began in 1907. The cars were advertised as reliably getting 80 miles (130 km) between battery recharging (Detroit Electric, wikipedia)

100 years after the first electric cars, the production of these vehicles is back in style. Many of the major manufacturers have released their own version of the electric vehicle. However, not until the last few years have the launches been successful. The biggest success in the electric car market is the Tesla Company that produces 100% of electric only cars. The company and its founder, Elon Musk, recently made the technology news by releasing their previously proprietary blueprints for the car design to the rest of the market to accelerate the production of more efficient vehicles.

When Will You Own A Tesla?

tesla electric car

Electric Motorcycle
Motorcycles have been one of the loudest engines on the road. For some, the louder the better. Rev up the engine at a stop and take off. Though this old image of motorcycles is changing. The electric engines are replacing the gasoline ones. This trend hit the high gear with the introduction from the iconic motorcycle company, Harley-Davidson, of their own electric powered motorcycle
Harley hits the streets with all-electric Hog
harley davidson electric motorcycle

Electric Scooter
Predecessors to electric motorcycles, scooters with electric motor have been used in towns for quite some time. Since it is a scooter, it is not assumed to have great power or be able to go long distances. Hence, the introduction of electric engine was the right fit for this mode of transportation. There are now many different varieties for electric scooters from large almost motorcycle size to small kids size ones. You can see multiple types here: Electric Scooter( link)

The 7 Best Electric Scooters

Electric Bicycle
Bikes look the same as a regular bicycle, with an addition of a battery pack and motor that connects to the rear wheel. This pack propels the rear wheel forward without manual power. The bike can still be used as a standard bike by pushing on the pedals to make it go. Though with the boost of the electric power, you can maintain higher speeds for longer periods of time

Currie Technologies eZip Trailz Electric Bicycle

Electric Buses
These have been around for awhile. However, they have previously been confined to the cables running above. A few years ago, they have been unleashed. There are now fleets of the electric powered buses available across major metropolitan areas. Creating less pollution and exhaust idling from stop to stop.

Electric Boat
Electric boats have also been around for many years. Though a significant majority of water vessels currently are powered by diesel and gasoline engines. With electric power getting some boost and distance traveled getting longer, this type of propulsion might be on rebound.

Electric Planes
Airbus's E-Fan two-seater aircraft, which is entirely propelled by electricity, has a silent, clean test flight
Airbus electric aircraft takes to the skies

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