Electric Vehicles...!!

@Mitraa (3188)
India
July 1, 2010 11:34am CST
What is your choice about electric-operated(battery) vehicles for both two as well as four wheelers? Since few are seen in the market, can they provide good economy and technology solutions over the traditional fuel operated vehicles at this present time? Please express your views in details!!
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28 responses
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
2 Jul 10
it would be great. i have seen two wheels with battery. it is more safe than with fuel but the weakness is we have to charge the battery with long time.it waste many time when we want to ride it immediately.
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@Mitraa (3188)
• India
3 Jul 10
That is we may say that a better solution in technology is required for quickness in battery charging and saving time for it. Hope, this will be sure achieved in near future! Thanks for this nice response ifa!!
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
3 Jul 10
we need about two hours in charging our cell phone battery, it must be need more than a day to charge four wheels battery. i do think too that this is the challenge for scientist to make quick charge battery
@webzap (885)
• Philippines
2 Jul 10
I would say go, go, go, e-vehicles is somewhat the trend now especially for those who want to save money versus the high costs of petrol. And several countries now I heard, are pushing its citizen to use e-vehicles, especially e-bikes. One example is the Netherlands where 1/8 of the bicycle riding public now favors e-bike than ordinary bikes and mopeds. Even in Canada, they are starting to notice this technology. And in China, I heard motorcycles are not allowed anymore in the streets. In the Philippines, most government agencies and the local government dads are pushing for the use of e-cars and e-bikes for their staff and employees that uses cars and motorcycles - its maintenance-free, gasoline-free, and environmentally friendly.
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@Mitraa (3188)
• India
4 Jul 10
Thanks for so much data and analysis! Hope, electricity will substitute gasoline gradually better in near future! An early development in its technological application is ever welcome!!
• China
2 Jul 10
I think electic need some thechology problem before really replace gas motor .first need more light of battery ,now the cellar is too weight .second ,you need increas the volume of battery then at leat you can drive the vechicle ta least 100-150 mile ,and more important ,how to short the time of charge and constructure the net of charge station,only you deal with these problems great then ,you can really using Ecar success.
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@Mitraa (3188)
• India
3 Jul 10
Yes Mark, we are living in an age of improved gasoline fuel vehicles and semi-improved electric vehicles! Hope, improved batteries must be made for this and our roads will have charging stations at regular intervals for long distance travellers! Thanks for this nice response and have e-car success!!
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
2 Jul 10
i thought of having a motorcycle. i think i saw it somewhere in Palawan and told myself that i have to get one for me. if i have a chance to buy it, i will exchange my motorcycle fueled gasoline. one thing i wish to clarify. i think the battery still needs electricity to charge the battery?
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@Mitraa (3188)
• India
3 Jul 10
Yes Neil, the charging process of batteries needs electricity from commercial power supply! Hope, it's very cheaper than gasoline as fuel! Thanks for your hopeful response!!
@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
2 Jul 10
Electric operated vehicles are an environmental hazard due to all of the batteries they have to use. They also do not even come close to providing the speed, convenience, space, length of driving time, maintenance costs, and distance that a hybrid car has. They are practically worthless because you have to sacrifice weight for speed and momentum. As a result, you have to sacrifice space to get the load light enough to even propel the car forward. You can't even get out of most states on one charge alone, which is horrible in places you would have to evacuate for something like a hurricane. Your electricity bills go up due to the charge which in fact defeats the whole purpose of saving emissions. Because you are essentially using more electrical power, which is producing more carbon emissions by the power plants. In short, they aren't an environmentally responsible, financially feasible, consumer viable replacement for fuel powered cars.
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@Mitraa (3188)
• India
2 Jul 10
Thanks Sier for this nice response! In fact, the role of Science and Technology is to find ways and means for many impossibilities before us! We cann't say as impossible because all the achieved equipments those we have now, were felt to be impossible by people one time. Let's hope for electric vehicles in future on the roads!!
@de_toya (2434)
• Indonesia
2 Jul 10
Electric vehicle is one of solution to reduce pollution since this vehicle doesn't use fuel so there is no carbon monoxide emission be produced. Electric vehicles as an alternative in overcoming the scarcity of fuel. However, technology of electric vehicle need to be improved since the power of this vehicle is too far less than vehicle that use fuel. This vehicle can't use for long journey. The battery need to be recharge after two or three hours used. Time for recharge the battery is not compare with the usage. As my experiences, I have electric motorcycle use six dry batteries, 12 volt each can be used for 2 hours and need to be charge about 8 hours to fully charged. It's not efficient.
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@Mitraa (3188)
• India
2 Jul 10
Thanks Toya for this nice response with illustration and data. Hope, the vehicles in future years will be driven by developed batteries with more charge capacity and less recovery / charging time!
• India
1 Jul 10
The advantage is that battery produce less pollution. Battery operated vehicle on run on a lower cost because a typical car running on battery can run for 69 kilometers on a dollar worth electricity. Batteries recycle well; almost 100 percent batteries can be recycled. This takes care of their disposable problem. A car running on a lithium ion battery can travel a distance comparable to IC engine vehicle with full tank of gas but the disadvantage is that you have to recharge for an extended period at the end of that time. It is a serious disadvantage. To get full advantage we will have to wait until a faster recharging technology becomes available. Besides, battery operated cars are comparatively heavy. The lithium-ion battery pack in a Tesla Roadster weighs about 1,000 pounds (453.6 kg). That is a lot of weight to carry and it can greatly reduce the car's range. Now they are trying to reduce the weight of entire care to merely 1 ton and that gives battery operated car an added advantage.
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@Mitraa (3188)
• India
2 Jul 10
Thanks Achil for this nice response and supporting data. Hope, the vehicles in future years will be driven by developed batteries with more charge capacity and less recovery time!
@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
i say anything can be good if we choose it to be. probably when a lot of vehicles are already electrically operated, then, the price of oil might go down. also a lot of improvements in such vehicles can prove only for the betterment of technology.
@Mitraa (3188)
• India
2 Jul 10
Thanks Ritch for this nice response and support. Hope the vehicles in future years will be improved and driven by developed batteries to save this earth from global warming!
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
1 Jul 10
Before I would consider this I would have toknow just how much the batteries polute the planet. These things are very harmful to pruduce and also to despose of.
@Mitraa (3188)
• India
2 Jul 10
Your point needs to be well surveyed from battery point of view! Thanks Savy for this nice response and analysis. Hope the vehicles in future years will be driven by developed batteries those don't harm environment!
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
1 Jul 10
I think this will be an excellent alternative to fuel instead of depending so much on oil from around the world.We need to be more concern about the environment ,and this might be the best way to go green.
• United States
1 Jul 10
While I wholeheartedly approve of electric car technology(and the advancement of said technology), I don't think that total electric vehicles would be completely green. The reason the cars wouldn't be totally green is because we have to take into consideration the source of the electricity. Is the electric plant operated on petrolium products, wind/solar power, hydro, nuclear, or some other source? In areas where the power plant is operated by renewable resourses, the cars would in turn be green, but in places where the power plant is fueled by petrol products or other 'not green' resources, the cars would not be as green because they are still using non-renewable resources in the long run.
@Mitraa (3188)
• India
2 Jul 10
Both of these responses of Mir & WJAA are nice! By batteries as driving force, we can control environmental pollution and heating due to exhaust gas also! Charging them for daily use can be done by our domestic power supply! Thanks both for this nice response and analysis. Hope the vehicles in future years will be driven by developed batteries those can also be charged by renewable sources!
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
3 Jul 10
I would absolutely love to have a four wheeled one for our family. My husband only works a couple miles away from our house and I seldom venture very far from the house either so it would be a great thing for our family to have access too. I've heard that there is going to be a fully electric vehicle that will be available in the near future, but right now the price is ore than we are able to afford. I can't wait until it is a technology that is accessible to everyone.
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@Mitraa (3188)
• India
5 Jul 10
Always, hopes are sweeter than holdings! I hope, your hope for an ecectric car will be well fulfilled by its real achievement very soon! Thanks for your nice response!!
@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
2 Jul 10
Mitraa, To be honest, I feel that these battery-operated motorcycles and cars are a good idea, however, I do not think they can replace the current petrol guzzling counterparts. I just feel that the countries around the world would really have to prepare the support infrastructure to let these battery-operated transportation operate. Furthermore, they are not so popular or common as they are not up to par with their petroleum counterparts in terms of performance. The current so called electric operated vehicles are actually using rechargeable batteries which have a lot of limitations as far as power is concerned. Like petrol models they need to recharge after a certain duration of time or distance. Though these models may help improve our living environments by reducing air pollution but we cannot really say that they do not consume another vital commodity which is electricity. Besides, these batteries will also have a limited life span and once they are expired will pose a health and environment hazard if they are not properly treated and disposed. You may proposed solar energized cells for these vehicles but then we will have to ask if the cost of such technology would make the eventual cost of manufacturing these cars or motorcycles to increase to astronomical levels making it almost impossible for the average income earner to afford. I think these are the very concerns currently which is causing much concern and hesitation for these mode of transportation to be fully implemented.
@Mitraa (3188)
• India
5 Jul 10
Yes Sky, your points are really researchable among scientists working in this field! I hope, these can be well solved to develop electric vehicles of desired performance! Let the battery operated toy car of children be modified to a real and efficient vehicle on our roads! Thanks for this well analysed response!!
• Brazil
2 Jul 10
They're practically not seen in market but they bring incredible benefits when it's about enviroment protection...Fuel vehicles are a poison to nature,which i think is their negative side
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@Mitraa (3188)
• India
5 Jul 10
Certainly fuel operated vehicles are the real pollutants of Nature in this present time! Electrically operated vehicles are the real solution to it! Thanks for this nice response!!
• Philippines
2 Jul 10
These vehicles can really make a big difference in our home planet. Imagine the pollution we have today. Imagine if we could make all the cars electric cars. Less fueled cars less pollution. So if we want to save our planet. we should support electric vehicles...
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@Mitraa (3188)
• India
5 Jul 10
Since Electricity sopports all the aspects of present civilization, so also our transport system must be planned and implemented up to personal level that is directly supported by electricity! Thanks for your nice and bold expressions!!
• India
2 Jul 10
Hi Mitraa Buying a vehicle whether two wheeler or 4 wheeler is a life time investment for we middle class persons, hence needs reconsideration from several angles.. i had enquired about the electric bikes , they said it requires daily charge, in new condition it will run 20kms only, means if i can't recharge it on route i will stop there.. second there is no after sale service centre, that is a must.. So dropped the idea.. Thanks for sharing. Welcome always. Cheers. Professor
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@Mitraa (3188)
• India
4 Jul 10
Well informed! This is the age of electricity! We must take well care of this title! Thanks for this nice discussion!
• Philippines
2 Jul 10
I believe that the electric vehicles can provide good economy and technology solutions. It is very good for the environment because it doesn't produce smoke. Electric vehicles are slow though... I think.
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@Mitraa (3188)
• India
3 Jul 10
Actually we now live in the age of well developed gasoline fuel vehicles and semi-developed electric vehicles! Hope, better development will be there in electric vehicles in near future!! Thanks for your nice response!!
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
2 Jul 10
I don’t know that much about electric cars. I can see how much more environmentally friendly they would be as well as economical. I wonder how long the vehicle would take to charge an how long the battery would last because I imagine a new battery may not be so economical…I am quite ignorant on this subject but it is an interesting one and I look forward to seeing how electric cars develop in the future.
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@Mitraa (3188)
• India
3 Jul 10
Always, future is unpredictable! But one thing I must say, "Where there is a will / wheel, there is a way!" Let improved battery technology will overcome the present problems with the electric vehicles! Thanks for your aspiring response!!
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Jul 10
Mitraa there are quite a few in t he US and they are o rdinary four wheel behicles but just run on electrically charged batteries.oh how much fuel they would save and how much cleaner the air would be. I think their time has come and if they did become prolific charging stations could be set up all over the cities. of course the oil producers will not be for this but I think we need to rethink old technology and start with new and better vehicles that are not run on expensive gasoline.
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@Mitraa (3188)
• India
3 Jul 10
In India these types of vehicles are quite rare in four-wheelers. But in two-wheelers, a new brand of scooty "YO-BIKE" has gained certain popularity among young and old people! It covers a range of about 100kms in full charging of eight hours at average speed of 30 to 40 kms per hour and it is light also with two sitting design! Let's hope for more vehicles with electricity as the driving energy in near future for a better economy and better environment!! Thanks for your informative response!!
@icecubic (1851)
• Indonesia
1 Jul 10
I think so guys. It's the best way to decrease our addicted to fuel/gas energy that these all just limited natural sources. Electricity is unlimited energy we can made from any sources. And it also can solve the pollutions and global warming problems. Have a nice day.
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@Mitraa (3188)
• India
2 Jul 10
Well said Cubic! "Electricity is Unlimited!" Thanks for this nice response and support to the idea of electric vehicles. Hope the vehicles in future years will be driven by developed batteries with better environment friendliness and better economy!
@kukueye (1761)
• Malaysia
1 Jul 10
If it is cheap and can save petrol cost i will buy - SOme country do not support environment friendsly car.
Ya if the technology is sound and can save money sure why not.The problem with my country now , is that green technology car like Pyrius Toyota hibrid are taxed 200% therefore when they enter the local market it is expensive.It is treated as any foreign car regardless green hyrid car.This is to protect the stupid local cars. If the price is affortable and save petrol sure i will get. Meanwhile, my country also research in mixing hybrid car engine like palm oil/cooking oil with petrol engine.But only for show , did not see any promotion.Maybe good for grass cutter only.Haha.
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@Mitraa (3188)
• India
2 Jul 10
Thanks Kuku for this nice response with opinion. Hope all the vehicles in future years will be driven by hybrid system with developed batteries of better charge capacity!