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Electric cars were introduced over 100 years ago and since then it has been since then very popular
Whether it’s a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or all-electric, the demand for electric drive vehicles will continue to climb as prices drop and consumers look for ways to save money from the excesses prices in gasoline products.
According to a report by Navigant Research there are Currently more than 3 percent of new vehicle sales, electric vehicles sales could to grow to nearly 7 percent or 6.6 million per year worldwide by 2020,
As the world drives towards fighting pollution and sustaining a more greener environment, More industries are coming together with ideas to make this a reality and one of these important industries is the auto industry.
Cars have been a major source or Air pollution leading and causing almost 70% of the world pollution according to the world health organisation.
In an effort to redeem itself of the above mentioned damages, top auto manufacturers have switched gears from building engines powered by the regular petroleum motor spirits into electrically designed engines .
What are Electric Cars ?.
An electric car is an automobile that is propelled by one or more electric motors, using energy stored in rechargeable batteries.
The first practical electric cars were produced in the 1880s.
Electric cars were popular in the late 19th century and early 20th century, until advances in internal combustion engines, electric starters in particular, and mass production of cheaper gasoline vehicles led to a decline in the use of electric drive vehicles.
In a Layman’s term, electric cars were designed to replace the need for carbon designed and powered engines which are not efficient enough for productivity and utter mostly destroying the environmental dignity.
Electric cars Stats .
Since the inception of Nigerians over a hundred years ago it has seen a major rise in popularity among motorist all over the world.
Here are some very few facts gathered on the use of electric cars globally.
1. In the UK alone, EV sales grew to over 214,000 by May 2019, up from 3,500 in 2013.
Pure electric and plug-in hybrids have also seen a massive variation in available models with many major manufacturers offering their own versions.
2. Tesla is more native and popularly used in the US than in the Uk.
Tesla had a fantastic 2018, especially in the United States. In the UK, its a bit of a different story.
3. The state of California in the US is only 12% of the US population.
As very littl as Carlifornia, reasearch has shown that they are the highest consumers of electric vehicles with a total consumption of up to 48% of all EV sales in the US.
4. No one does it better than the chinese themselves.
China, as we have seen, is leading the charge globally in the development and sales of EVs.
Since 2014, it has seen steady growth in the EV market with 2017 alone seeing China’s EV sales rise, accounting for over 1.3 million EVs in circulation.
5. As electric cars continues to strive it to the market of various nations.
Norway remains the world’s most advanced market for electric car sales, with over 39% of new sales in 2017.
Iceland followed at 11.7% and, then Sweden at 6.3%.
6. Batteries are becoming increasingly affordable over time. Since 1995, Li-ion price per kWh has dropped from about $5,000 to around $400 in 2016.
Top Electric cars country in The world.
Electric cars might be very slow in growth peak but i can guarantee you that it is quickly finding it’s way into the heart of users worldwide.
Here are some very few countries who have believed in this wonderful invention and subscribed to it.
Norway remains the highest consumer of electric vehicles world wide.
As the government heavily taxes fossil fuels, more people will be switching to EV’s.
The government wants to transition to 100% EV’s by 2025.
That is five years from the time of writing this post.
Hmm!!! What a great government.
You are probably acting shocked and surprised because of the very high insignificance of Iceland.
But they are catching up in innovation than the other so called developed nations of the world.
This island country has a very an impressive 19.00% market share.
For a country with less than a 400K people, the they seem to be very friendly towards electric and plug-in hybrid cars.
Per capita in 2017, the country had 2,990 plug-in vehicles registered, up 157% from previous year.
Next to Iceland is Sweden.
Looks like the European countries are catching and are no wanting to be left behind.
Being right next door to the #1 most EV friendly country in the world has its perks.
Sweden made to #3 on this list as the country with a market share of 8.20%. As of December 2017, there was 50,304 plug-in vehicles registered.
That number consisted of 36,405 plug-in hybrids, 12,223 pure electrics, and 1,676 electric utility vans.
At the moment the market share in Sweden is leaning toward plug-in hybrid vehicles by almost 75%.
Another European country on the list again making it almost a compulsory act in the EU.
The Netherlands is a small country consisting of flat plains and windmills. Okay, I am oversimplifying this place, but it’s a nice place to visit if you ever have a chance.
When it comes to electric vehicle ownership, they have recommitted themselves.
The country had a very strong market share in 2015 with 9.9%. It fell to 6.7% in 2016, 2.6% in 2017 and last year in 2018, it jumped back by almost 3X to 6.5%.
In December 2018, there was 121,542 EV’s and PHEV’s registered in the country.
That number accounts for 98,217 plug-in hybrids, 2,210 electric utility vans, and 21,115 electric light-duty cars.
The fifth on the list seems quite irrelevant but i must do tell you that Andorra has joined the list of top EV consumers in the world.
As of 2017, Andorra’s market share has reached 5.6%. For such a small country, that means they are buying electric cars like there’s no tomorrow!
The country also offers many incentives for current and future EV owners, including:
Financial aid in purchasing an electric vehicles
Mehnnn!!! I give up this time, the Europeans are on the top of their game topping the first six on the list.
Nations like the US where this cars are produced don’t even value this products.
Anyway, Portugal had early ambitions to get the whole country electrified.
In 2009, Portugal worked with Renault and Nissan to create a nationwide charging network.
One year later, they started offering financial incentives for the first 5,000 electric vehicles purchased.
In 2014, the estimated number of vehicles sold were a measly 283.
By 2015, there were a total of 1,305 electric vehicles sold.
Last year in 2018, Portugal sold 1 plug-in car for every 20 cars sold nationwide.
Their market share surged to 5.6% compared to only 3.6% in 2015.
I need to hand it up to the Europeans, they have really proven their capability to lead and disrupt the world economy.
Finland has high hopes for an electrified future by 2030.
The Finish government has set an aim to have 250,000 plug-in cars and 50,000 bio gas cars.
In October of 2016, there was a recorded 2,250 EV’s registered. Sales also reached 854 electric vehicles in the first three quarters of 2016.
Now, we are finally out of the EU.
The Chinese are the best when it comes to production of EV cars but we can see that they do not necessarily top the list but they are still somewhere among the leader anyway.
China homes almost 1.5 billion people, the most in the world by country.
If you ever watched the news, you’d see them slam China for having polluted air in cities like Beijing.
According to figures, they are doing exactly that.
China managed to reach a market share of 4.20%.
It wouldn’t surprise us to see China take over many countries listed below in the next decade.
Now we are back to the EU and this time it the beautiful nation of Austria.
When it comes to EV adoption, plug-in vehicle sales went up by 22% in 2018.
Recorded market share rose to 2.60% (compare to 2.1% in 2017).
Being Germany’s neighbor, the best selling electric vehicle is the Volkswagen e-Golf.
Now crowning it all up, we finally arrive at a safer destination in Europe.
As of April 2016, there has been over 12,000 electric vehicles registered.
Market share figures are at 2.55% even though the Swiss government does not offer any financial incentives.
Benefits of making use of an Electric car.
Electric cars has become one of the outstanding innovations in the 21st century but is recieving little or no acceptance in some developing nations of the world.
And this is because the revenue being generated from crude oil by come oil producing nations like.
Nigeria – Africa.
U.A. E – Middle East.
The innovation behind electric cars continue’s to strive to become part of man kind because of very few reasons.
Despite all odds here are the very few reasons electric cars should be used.
1. Electric Cars Are Cheaper.
The cost of buying an maintaining an electric car is way cheaper than the traditional gasoline engines we all are used to.
In almost every way that counts, an electric car costs significantly less to run and maintain than a gas-powered car.
There is no gas to buy, no oil changes, no smog tests, and fewer moving parts to break or wear out.
In fact, many electric car owners go years without any repair or service bills at all.
I suggest you have a change of mind now and subscribe to an EV.
2. Electric cars are healthy.
The major reason for the campaign against carbon emission which is common in gasoline engines is the health and environmental hazards caused by it constant emission.
Diseases such as Lung cancer and all other respiratory problems can be contagious from the constant use of Carbon Cars.
So therefore the need and agitation for a more greener environment.
Since electric cars have zero tailpipe emissions, we can look forward to cleaner air when there are more electric cars on the road.
Cleaner air means less disease in the world, which means less stress on public health systems, hospitals, and so on.
We get to get few cases on respiratory diseases.
3. Electric cars are quiet.
You know the kind of sound that was emitted in gasoline powered vehicle years ago.
I could remember vividly that I had to cover my ears and nose front the sounds that are often made when very huge trucks passed through the streets or while on the roads.
One of the first things you’ll notice about driving an electric car is the lack of noise.
It’s slightly offsetting the first time you press the accelerator and it whirs to life from a dead-silent stop to a slightly less silent zip down the road.
If you live in a big city, that lack of cabin noise extends to road noise.
If you want a noise free solution then you obviously need to buy an electric vehicle.
4. You don’t need an extra budget to charge you car.
Don’t get scared when you see an electric vehicle because you think that you need an alternate power source to power you car.
Hell No!! You normal electricity utility bills can be used in powering your car.
5. Low Maintenance requirements.
Worrying for maintenance stuff like engine oil, or engine related stuff, you don’t have to worry about those maintenance bullsh1t !!!.
With fewer moving parts, there are not many things to break or that need fixing on an electric car.
This will save you a lot of time and money over the years: no more having to rent a car while yours is being serviced, no more oil changes, no more failed transmissions.
Your mechanic might get a little lonely, but so it goes. You’ll still have brakes to maintain, though they will last much longer than they do on a gas-powered vehicle.
Your biggest issue may be having to change out your battery, but most models today come with an 8-year/100K mile warranty.
Best electric cars manufacturers.
Just in case you need to shop for an electric vehicles here are some a very list that have been curated by me in order to help you shop more successfully.
Headquartered in Japan, Nissan has sold the most EVs of any manufacturer worldwide.
Their electric car offerings are led by the Nissan Leaf.
The world’s most popular electric vehicle, the Leaf offers all the benefits of driving electric.
Top German automaker known for the popular Beetle is also offering an affordable and reliable electric option in the Volkswagen e-Golf.
The E golf has been built to last about 128 Kilometres per charge
Kia is a South Korean car company that has emerged as an affordable and dependable company to rival other brands like Toyota and Honda.
Their best-selling electric car is the Kia Soul EV. It is also designed to to last about 150 Kilometers per charge.
Top American Spec company company has also emerged with its own all electric spec called The Chevrolet Bolt which offers over 500 Kilometers miles per charge at a very affordable price as compared to It other counterpart.
BMW is a German car company that produces luxury cars.
Recently, they have sparked the all electric car market with the BMW i3, an all-electric luxury SUV with a compact 5-seater designed primarily for urban and suburban traveling.
Ford is a classic American car maker, know for producing vehicles that possesses muscles and strength. Their leading electric vehicle is the Ford Focus Electric.
An electric version of the popular Ford Focus, the Focus Electric is an affordable EV with all the look and feel of a standard vehicle, but with over 100 Kilometer per charge in its battery.
Administered by Tech giant ,Elon Musk’s , Tesla , is known for producing high quality, cutting-edge vehicles with high-end and creative features.
Tesla’s two most popular vehicles are the tesla model y and Tesla Model X, tesla model s and increasingly, the lower-cost tesla model 3.
All of these vehicles are known for their completely designed electric engines. Tesla cars are known to last over 500 Kilometers per charge. Talking about choosing an electrically powered engine, i prefer Tesla.
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In an attempt to reduce pollution and combustion, Swedish giant car manufacturer Volvo has designed and launched it fully electrically powered vehicle.
The automobile giant joined manufacturers in the same niche like Tesla to advance the innovation.
The XC40 Recharge is the new battery-powered version of Volvo’s XC40 small SUV, according to the Swedish car giant It will be able to drive up to 400 kilometers, or about 249 miles, on a charge, based on European driving range tests.
It will be powered by two electric motors, one driving the front wheels and the other the back, with a total output of up to 408 horsepower.
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“The fully electric XC40 will be one of the safest cars we have ever built, as confirmed by the board of directors.
Other useful innovation that came alongside , the XC40 is a touchscreen control system for entertainment and other features that were developed with Google.
The system, which Volvo said has been in development for about five years, will be able to receive updates over the air, in the same way that Tesla cars can.
Owners won’t have to take their vehicle to a dealership for software updates. Instead, they will happen automatically.
In conclusion, electrically powered engines can cut you a lot of cost and expenses accumulated in maintaining a gasoline engine and even prevent some health problem and challenges, but these vehicles are not found in major part third world nations in Africa, due to poor infastructure and Government policies.