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10 Facts About Electric Cars You Might Not Know



Electric cars ,hybrids and self driving cars, are currently receiving more attention than they have ever gotten in history.

In the spotlight today is electric cars ,but how much do you really know about electric cars ?

Lets find out some facts !.


Electric cars where invented before cars that use fuel or diesel.The first small scale electric car was invented in 1828,it wasn’t very efficient but it worked !.


The first crude electric vehicle ,that was regarded as the real deal was created in 1832 by English inventor  Robert Anderson .


By 1901 to 1912 a third of all the cars on US roads where electric cars ,still not wowed ?,check the next one .


The average speed of electric vehicles at the time was about 14 miles per hour .


In 1901 Ferdinand Porsche, founder of the famous Porsche cars we know, created the Lohner-Porsche Mixte — the world’s first hybrid electric car. The vehicle was powered by electricity stored in a battery and a gas engine.


By 1935 all the electric vehicles seemed to disappear .

Why  ?, because Ford few years earlier finally built something faster ,with more horsepower and there was crude oil readily available in Texas and it was very cheap ! .


Nowadays,up to 80% of battery energy is directly transferred to power an electric car compared to up to 26% or as little as 14% of fuel-driven vehicles, making electric cars a highly efficient mode of transport.


As at the end of 2016 Nissan Leaf was and still is the most sold electric car of all time ,it would have been Chevrolet volt but it has a gas engine as well,so its a hybrid.Most likely Tesla might break this record when they make public their sales record for 2016 and 2017.


The fastest electric car in the world is the NIO EP9,created by a company called NextEv.Its top speed is 194 mph and it moves from 0 to 124 mph in 7.1 seconds .As if that is not enough it has 1,342 hp.


The electric car with the longest driving range is the Tesla Model S.It has a driving range of approximately 335 miles.At least it would take you about half way if you are driving to Kano from Lagos before recharging.

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  1. Staniswheels Blog

    April 29, 2017 at 13:46

    i would like to know if it can be charged with a Generator?

    • Donald

      April 30, 2017 at 05:28

      Some brands can be charged from “normal” “Nepa” light .That means there is a AC to DC converter inside the car which then charges the battery.
      The real question should be how many watts of power would it pull to charge .
      Most would work off a 13 amp socket ,since 13 amp sockets are used generally for low wattage appliances ,that means the charging process shouldn’t pull more 1000 watt or lets just put it at 1500 watt(I doubt it would get to this).
      So based on my theoretical calculations a 1.5kva generator should charge an electric car without problem.
      Its actually basic electronics ,it has nothing to do with the other parts of the car .
      See it this way ,it just like the way your inverter charges your deep cycle battery with Nepa light.
      If you have an electric car ,I would advice you check your user manual or contact the manufacturers.Hehe before Naija Nepa blow your car .

  2. UJIC

    May 3, 2017 at 01:35

    My friend, your number 7 reason is so so shoddy. A car that uses 80% of its battery in a single journey to its destination is HIGHLY inefficient ‘cos you’re bound to be stuck on your way back without recharge.

    That’s the main reason why diesel and fuel driven cars are head and shoulders above electric cars.

    Yes, the electric car is quieter, cooler and smoother to drive but the fear of being stuck on road due to low battery which takes about thirty minutes to charge upto 20% (in cars with fast-charge technology) in charging terminals (which charges faster than wall outlet charging) has been the reason why commuters has stayed clear off electric cars.

    For this reason, hybrid cars like Toyota’s HYBRID SYNERGY DRIVE, Honda’s HYBRID VERSIONS, Mercedes’ HYBRID VERSIONS are always a better option in overall cost efficiency ‘cos it turns of the fuel driven engine switching to electric mode when the car is sensed to be stationery or moving very slowly (like being stuck in a traffic) and switching back to the engine when the car is sensed to be accelerating thus saving fuel that would have been wasted while in traffic.
    Oh! I forgot to mention that in extremely rare case where the car is stationery or moving slowly and it’s sensed that the battery is running low, it switches back to engine to avoid being embarrassed due to low battery.

    Again, talking about the fastest, while NIO EP9 having a top speed of 194mph (312km/h) goes from 0 to 62mph (100km/h) in 2.8s, have you seen RIMAC CONCEPT ONE that has 220mph (355km/h) as its top speed going from 0 to 62mph (100km/h) in 2.8s OR MUSTANG’S BLOOD SHED ZOMBIE which does 0 to 62mph (100km/h) in just 1.79s?

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