Friday, October 28, 2011

The electric car fails in its attempt to popularize

The commercialization of the electric car will not start. The 20,000 vehicles that sought to achieve this year the Ministry of Industry have emerged as a utopian figure and although more and more brands are developing this type of car, the fact is that is an option that still appeals to consumers. The strengths of this model, such as low pollution and fuel savings, have not won the pulse of other arguments more unfavorable as the lack of charging points, low autonomy and high prices that are weighing on these expectations .

The government introduced in April 2010 an ambitious plan of 600 million euros to promote the electric car. This year expected to enroll 20,000 and another 50,000 in 2012. But between January and August have sold only 213 cars (0.037% of the total). This figure does not even represent 1% of all cars registered in the country, however, is a notable increase over the number of electric cars were registered in the same period in 2010, when they were 23. Points insufficient recharge Its price ranges between 22,000 and 25,000 euros without subsidy and potential customers are primarily government, municipalities, police, and to a lesser extent, corporate fleets. The main challenge to popularize electric cars is to create an extensive network of recharging, which right now is inadequate. In the city of Barcelona, ​​there are recorded 242 charging points, of which 119 are on the surface and the other underground. This lack of recharging infrastructure (although it is also true that few users use them right now), it is also adding them to the high price of batteries, which are slowing the introduction of these vehicles to individuals. In addition, there is still a high dependence on Eastern countries in terms of battery technology, resulting in slow progress in improving these batteries in terms of autonomy and recharge time. To prevent the user to the

When buying an electric vehicle, very different from current cars combustion, binds also the fact that these vehicles require a more delicate mechanical manipulation, by specially trained mechanics. Its strengths The great advantages of electric cars are surely the savings from not using gasoline (fuel whose price rise will not stop and whose reserves are depleted) and the low environmental impact of their mobility. Driving it also brings significant improvements over the traditional model, such as the noise level is much lower, only produced by the running gear and friction with the road. In addition to working to reduce levels of pollution or global warming, can help reduce the noise pollution of big cities. On the other hand, electric motors often have systems that can recover energy from braking to recharge their own batteries, which helps reduce power consumption in the process of uploading them.


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