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Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Third Edition, 3rd Edition by Bob Brant, Seth Leitman

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CHAPTER 2Electric Vehicles Save the Environment and Energy

The World Needs Electric Vehicles Now!

Besides the fact that consumers have been consistently interested in electric cars (despite popular reporting by car companies), there is a newly sparked (no pun intended) excitement in either plug-in hybrid electric cars (which are more electric car than hybrid) and all-electric cars (e.g., Tesla, THINK City, RAV4, Reva, THINK, Ford Focus, and Nissan Leaf). This only means great things for the planet. Specifically, zero tailpipe emissions and greater air quality in our major metropolitan cities. And with this is a significant reduction in overall energy use.

Why Do Electric Vehicles Save the Environment?

Electric vehicles (EVs) are zero-emission ...

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