Electric vehicles are ready to take over the transportation industry

Before Tesla, electric vehicle was indeed an unknown realm for many. In fact, those people who were mesmerized by the beast of vehicles that are powered by combustion engine started adoring Tesla’s path-breaking electric powered vehicles.

People choose combustion engine over electric vehicle primarily for their reliability safety and fuel availability. What Tesla did here in this particular scenario is that they slowly managed to shock the world by combining all these and added speed as well.

The stage has been set. The game is already changing.


But the million dollar question here would be, is it that easy?

If it is, when and how?

Hurdles in front

Tesla Model S and BMW i8 has managed to couple elegance, innovation and speed to their vehicle no doubt in that. They are costly; however, there are buyers across the globe that is ready to pay.

If money is the issue there are Chevrolet Bolt and Nissan Leaf in the pipeline. So what’s stopping the world to change?

The answer would be the expensive battery replacement in all those cars and the unavailability of charging points. At present charging, these cars require special adaptors and ports which are most likely to be installed in the car owner’s garage.

The biggest hurdle in front of electric vehicles manufacturers would be to make people believe them. Even though there are a lot of people who are in awe of electric vehicle. Their market is minuscule compared to that of traditional combustion engine vehicle.

Lately, news about the crash of Tesla Model S which was on Advanced Driver Assistance Mode has shocked many. Google’s prototype driverless vehicle also met with an accident lately, tarnishing the image and reputation.

However, despite all these negative factors experts are saying that by 2050 only 10% of the cars manufactured at that point of time will be of the combustion engine.

What’s good?

Electric motors have a variety of features which makes them efficient. For instance, torque.

Electric motors have a huge initial torque. And as a result, they can easily propel a bus or a larger vehicle.

The astounding factor about this kind of raw power is that electric motor can deliver this stupendous torque with low power consumption and can conserve energy while braking as well as stop.

To be precise, electric motor only needs 20% of the energy that’s utilized by a combustion engine for the covering equal distance. In MPG (Miles per Gallon) diesel engine will give approximately 3.9 mpg, on the other hand, an electric engine will give a jaw-dropping 21.4 MPG.

E-vehicles are not only important for people but also for our environment. An electric vehicle emits 6x less green house gases than that of a regular engine.

Bid good-bye to LI batteries

Cost of batteries and maintaining them has always been the biggest hurdle in front of electric vehicles. However, Tesla has managed to efficiently distribute and conserve power using (Lithium-ion) batteries which they sourced from Panasonic.

But still, Battery remained to be the biggest issue until recently.

Toshiba has unveiled a kind of battery which will revolutionize the electric vehicle industry big time.

Toshiba’s latest battery has the power to deliver 200 miles (320km) on a single charge. In short, only 6 minutes charging is needed for the vehicle to cover such a long distance.

As quoted by an online web portal spokesperson for Toshiba said that,

“The new battery also offers high energy density and ultra-rapid recharging characteristics, and its titanium niobium oxide anode is much less likely to experience lithium metal deposition during ultra-rapid recharging or recharging in cold conditions—a cause of battery degradation and internal short circuiting.”

What makes future of electric vehicle promising?

EV market is taking off with the assistance of innovative technology. Once they were uncool, expensive and ineffective. To get a clear picture, In the UK alone the sales of EV’s have experienced a 366 percentage rise in last year.

Range anxiety has always been a hurdle in front of EV manufacturing companies. With the help of latest technology batteries are improving their efficiency and can managed to alleviate the anxiety of potential buyers.

Tesla’s latest model S is equipped with advanced all-wheel drive motors which can independently control torque to the front and the rear giving it impeccable traction control. The motor also enables the vehicle to charge from 0-60 in a jaw-dropping 2.5 seconds.

Battery installed and power management in the Tesla car is so advanced that the car saves 21 mpg at $2.70 per gallon.

Nissan has recently unveiled their concept car LEAF which will be in sales on 2018. Nissan LEAF has got 3 versions, S, SV, and SL.

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These budget cars can run up to 155 miles on a single charge. The S model is the cheapest among three. The cost of the Nissan LEAF S is $30,680. The most advanced, that is SL model costs around $37,000.

Vehicle manufacturer giant Chevrolet has come up with their electric vehicle named as the BOLT. Bolt has the ability to deliver 238 miles per charge. They are using Nickel rich Lithium-ion battery to achieve this.

In South Korea, they have invented an innovative method to charge their electric buses. They have embedded magnetic induction devices to their road and equipped the battery inside the vehicle that is capable of magnetic charging.

Electric vehicle manufacturers around the globe are trying to install this same method so that range anxiety of buyers will be considerably reduced.

Autonomous driving has always been a fantasy that we see in movies. However, giants like Audi, BMW, and Tesla has already introduced partially autonomous driving to their vehicle.

Google is also in the picture with their autonomous car company Waymo.

News has it that UBER has already rented world’s top AI and robotic experts so that they can manufacture driverless car and earn the name world’s first driverless taxi service.

Electric Vehicles will redefine our urban areas. Most of the cities are now toxic owing to pollution. The one and only escape in this situation is to incorporate electric vehicle as much as possible to these areas.

Final Thoughts

The days to come will be of electric vehicle transportation. With the new innovation in battery and power management there will be affordable and reliable budget vehicle for the common man. Governments are also subsidizing vehicle tax nowadays to promote import of such vehicles. In short, it is just a matter of time that our cities will be filled by them.

13 Amazing Electric Vehicles That Will Change The Game

Cars powered by fossil fuels will soon be a thing of the past. Soon countries will run out of carbon credits and cleaner air strategy will take over its place. Reducing air pollution is the new motto of many car companies. Let us take a look at the amazing electric vehicles that will change the phase of transportation.


1. VW Budd-e

One of the most awaited electric cars by Volkswagen, this is not just a car but a creation. It is the electric microbus of the future and it boasts of a couch at its rear. This is 100% electric car is fitted with a 101-kWh battery, thereby enabling the vehicle to go impressive 373 miles on a single charge.

2. Thor Trucks

A startup that came out of nowhere is now supposed to be a rival to Tesla’s truck. Their prototype named as ET-one aim to modernize the trucking industry. With just 18 employees this venture is tiny compared to its competitors. Thor has been able to tow 80,000 pounds of cargo with ease so far.

3. NIO ES8

Chinese electric vehicle company NIO has brought out their new vehicle ES8 which is a sports utility vehicle that can run 500 kms on a single charge. NIO is all set to enter the next phase of electric car market with this SUV. Formerly known as Next EV, NIO is a Chinese company producing electric vehicles that are eco-friendly and economic.

4. Audi E-Tron Quattro

Expected to be out by 2018, the Audi E-Tron Quattro is a four-seat that looks like an SUV. It has 500 bhp under its hood. It goes from an amazing 0 to 100 in 4.6 seconds. It is said to have 3 engines one that drives the front axle and two in the rear axle. Audi claims it can reach a top speed of 210 kmph. Quattro is something to watch out for.

5. Vigo motorcycle

A British company Vigo is creating the first fully electric motorcycle. It has an amazing 400 mile range and can go from 0-60 mph in just 3.2 seconds. Although it is in the concept stage and is looking for crowdfunding, it looks promising enough to capture the market. With a 120 bhp direct drive motor, it has a storage facility and a digital lock. Moreover, it has a built GPS tracker too. Impressive, isn’t it?

6. Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar’s concept car is a five-seater sports car and it’s totally electrifying. With the cutting edge of zero vehicle emissions technology, it is set to introduce Jaguar to the world of electric cars. On the first test drive itself, the vehicle was able to cover a jaw-dropping 321km.

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7. Zero SR

Zero motorcycles is a California based company that is introducing its new line up of electric bikes that have faster charging and greater mileage. The new model SR is equipped with heavier batteries that are charged 6 times faster. It can go up to 223 miles on models that have the ZF14.1 battery and ZF3.6 Power Tank accessory. It is designed for smoother and quieter rides.

8. Nissan Leaf

As the name suggests, it is an eco-friendly no-emission electric vehicle that is quite affordable. It runs 172 kms on a full battery charge. The largest market of Leaf is the United States with over 1 million cars sold. It is already on the roads. It has won the Green Car Vision Award in 2010. Reduced dependency on petrol is the idea of Nissan.

9. Electric Ship, Ahoy!

A Chinese shipyard company Ltd has launched the world’s first all-electric ship. The ship which that has a length of 70.5-metres can haul 2000-tonnes of cargo at 80 kmph after charging for two hours. As the ship has zero emissions it can put a stop to the oil leakages happen frequently. Even though it is powered by electricity it has managed to achieve a top speed of 12.8 km per hour.

10. Tesla Model 3

Tesla is one of the pioneers in electric vehicles. The name has become a brand by now which requires no further introduction. Model 3 is a luxury sedan that has a range of 350 km. With a five-passenger seating capacity it can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.1 seconds. Designed to achieve a 5-star safety rating Model 3 is claimed to have traction even on ice. Look out for the next model of Tesla to hit the roads.

11. Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai Ioniq is a hatchback vehicle that has hybrid and all electric variants. It comes with 5 doors and an aerodynamic design that helps to lower air friction. The Ioniq is Hyundai’s entrance into the hybrid market. The Ioniq Hybrid’s electric motor delivers an estimated 139 bhp and is eco as much as it is powerful.

12. Tesla Semi

Tesla Semi is a heavy-duty all-electric truck. On the other hand it claims to be safe and comfy. It has an acceleration of 0-60 mph with 80k lbs in 20 seconds. It shows that it has got the power that it claims to have. It consumes only 2 kWh/mile which is the lowest energy cost per mile.

13. Catalyst E2 Max

Proterra, an electric bus manufacturer has created Catalyst E2 Max the bus that broke the previous record of driving the maximum distance in one recharge. It drove an outstanding 1,101.2 miles without stopping to recharge. Although it was on a test track with no passengers or traffic, it is still quite impressive. Because an electric bus can revolutionize the public transport. Imagine all the fuel that is going to be saved and all the pollution that is curbed.


This list of 13 Amazing Electric Vehicles that will change the game will help you understand the rapidly transforming EV industry and keep in you updated with the latest trends in the amazing electric vehicles industry