In this modern era, scientists are always trying to create alternative technologies that can maintain the balance of nature. One of the best innovations that have been discovered so far is the electric car. Unlike conventional cars, this car moves using electrical energy stored in special batteries.
Actually, electric cars are not new in the automotive world. This technology has been discovered since the end of the 19th century. But the popularity of this car faded in the 1970s and 1980s. This is because the engine combustion technology in conventional cars is more advanced so that the price of gasoline-fueled vehicles tends to be cheaper.
Only when in the 2000s the price of oil soared, electric vehicles or cars began to be noticed again. Since 2011, leading car manufacturers such as Mitsubishi, Nissan, Tesla and Renault began mass-producing electric energy-fueled vehicles and sold them commercially in the market.
In our country, research on electric cars has only officially begun since April 2012. The research has been funded by the government with funds of around 100 billion rupiah. The research was conducted as a government effort to create alternative technologies that are environmentally friendly and save emissions. To make the program a success, the government even set regulations on tax exemptions for electric vehicles in June 2013.
Support from the Indonesian government makes investors interested in investing their capital in this field. This was proven by the opening of an electric vehicle factory from Sweden named PT Lundin Industry in the city of Banyuwangi in 2013. The target of the multinational company is to produce an electric car of at least 100,000 units annually. Interesting right?
Reading the history of the electric car above certainly makes us curious, what’s the other interesting thing about this environmentally friendly technology? If you want to know, let’s look at 3 interesting things about the following electric cars.
When braking, every vehicle will definitely create new energy. In conventional cars, this energy is wasted along with the gas produced by the gasoline combustion system. Whereas in an electric car, energy from vibration due to braking is captured and stored into the battery so that additional power occurs.
This shows that electric vehicles are far more efficient when compared to conventional petrol-fueled vehicles. Although maybe the selling price of electric cars is more expensive, but this energy efficiency makes this car much more efficient than conventional vehicles.
Electricity is Easy to Obtain
The main fuel for electric cars is electricity that is easily obtained and generated. To produce this energy, we only need generators and power plants such as steam, water, wind, or nuclear. Compared to gasoline, this is clearly far more effective.
Because to get gasoline fuel, we have to drill and exploit oil from the bowels of the earth. If this is done continuously, petroleum will be increasingly scarce and the price will soar even higher.
Because it does not produce exhaust gas, electric cars are often regarded as environmentally friendly vehicles. This type of car is indeed designed to absorb the energy generated by each vehicle’s activity so that almost nothing is wasted.
So you can imagine, how clean the air around us if everyone uses electric vehicles. No more toxic vehicle fumes that can damage your health and pollute the air.
Well, those are some facts of electric vehicles that you should know about. Hopefully the information above is useful and raises awareness about the importance of high-tech vehicles that are environmentally friendly.