Electric Vehicles: Past, Present, Future?

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Electric Vehicles: Past, Present, and Future?:

Electric Vehicles: Past, Present, and Future? By Timothy Gonzalez

Autoblog Green. Digital image. Winding Road shows us James Cousens' electric car collection. Web. 26 Apr. 2011. http://green.autoblog.com/2007/09/14/winding-road-shows-us-james-cousens-electric-car-collection/:

The electric vehicle has had a long life. Few people know that it has been around for over 100 years Autoblog Green. Digital image. Winding Road shows us James Cousens ' electric car collection. Web . 26 Apr. 2011. http:// green.autoblog.com /2007/09/14/winding-road-shows-us- james - cousens -electric-car-collection/

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Electric vehicles started to fall off at around 1912 when the electric starter was introduced. Gas was cheap and stations were popping up everywhere. The EV would disappear from our roads for the next 45 years. The oil embargo of 1973 would create an interest for alternative fueled vehicles.

Granite Grok. Digital image. Who Killed the Electric Car?. Web. 26 Apr. 2011. http://granitegrok.com/blog/2008/11/:

By the late 1980’s, GM begins research on a new electric vehicle. This research would spawn one of the most controversial vehicles of all time, the GM EV-1. Granite Grok . Digital image. Who Killed the Electric Car?. Web. 26 Apr. 2011. http:// granitegrok.com /blog/2008/11/

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After the EV-1, all is quiet on the EV front. It is not until the early 2000’s that we see electric motors in vehicles again. They show up in the form of hybrids.

Photo 1: Inhabitat.com. Digital image. Drained Chevy Volt Batteries to be Used in Smart Grids. Web. 26 Apr. 2011. http://inhabitat.com/drained-chevy-volt-batteries-to-be-used-in-smart-grids/ Photo 2: Wow Legs. Digital Image. Nissan Leaf. Web. 26 Apr. 2011. http://wow-legs.blogspot.com/2009/08/nissan-leaf.html:

By 2008, fuel prices soar to an all time high. Warnings of global warming and very high pollution brings back the EV. In 2011 GM releases the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan releases the Leaf Photo 1: Inhabitat.com . Digital image. Drained Chevy Volt Batteries to be Used in Smart Grids. Web. 26 Apr. 2011. http:// inhabitat.com /drained- chevy -volt-batteries-to-be-used-in-smart-grids/ Photo 2: Wow Legs. Digital Image. Nissan Leaf. Web . 26 Apr. 2011. http ://wow- legs.blogspot.com /2009/08/ nissan-leaf.html

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The future is looking bright for electric vehicles. More and more manufacturers are readying their own EVs for the market. High fuel costs and high pollution have made the EV the car of tomorrow.

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