Most mainstream car manufacturers today offer several electric models. Over the next couple of years, there will be over 130 full or semi-electric vehicles on the market to choose from. The selection of electric vehicles is much more limited than electric vehicles, yet their number is expected to grow in the coming years.
Although electric vehicles are steadily increasing in popularity, there are still a number of technical limitations that affect their practicality. For example, many manufacturers have chosen not to build any kind of ‘solar’ or ‘beefy’ versions of their current models. Similarly, because there is no direct relationship between the size of the vehicle and the size of its battery, designers have not been able to build large bevy of batteries for them. In some cases, it has been necessary to make do with smaller batteries fitted to smaller vehicles. Therefore, although a huge number of electric vehicles available on the market at present are bigger than most traditional behemoths, the sheer mass of batteries used to power them makes them impractical in certain circumstances. This is especially true when you consider that future advances in battery technology may allow for entirely self-powered vehicles.
Although the road test regulations for electric cars have not changed, they are becoming more strict over time. It is expected, therefore, that electric cars may face even tougher regulations over the next few decades. Until then, it is still possible to drive an electric car. If you’re one of the lucky few who has access to a dealership selling electric cars in your area, you can test drive one of these vehicles for a reasonable cost.
An alternative to an electric vehicle is a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle. These cars run purely on electricity generated by a hydrogen fuel cell. A hydrogen fuel cell is simply a conversion kit which utilises the energy output from the hydrogen stored in a hydrogen fuel cell to produce electricity. This kit can also be used to generate electricity in an internal combustion engine. As a result, it is also much easier to modify a hydrogen fuel cell than an electric car. Nevertheless, there are limitations to using these vehicles.
Probably the most popular type of vehicle available in the United States today is the plug-in hybrid. This vehicle combines the best aspects of both battery electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cells. They combine the advantages of being both smaller and cheaper than typical vehicle options.
The biggest advantage of a plug-in electric vehicle (BEV) is that it never needs to ‘go’ off the battery. It always runs off of a charge. This means that the vehicle will always remain operational, saving money on gas and emissions. In this way, it is a great option for anyone who is concerned about the environment. Overall, it is a viable option if you are looking for the least expensive, safest, and easiest to work upon vehicle on the market today.