The Electric Car

The Background behind the Electric Car

The first electric car, The Baker Electric. Built in 1899. Where we are today using natural gas as a resource to power our engines today, using an engine system called the ICE, Internal Combustion Engine. But what's the down side of this? That we're wasting natural resource, and pretty soon will be out on natural gas to fuel our cars, let alone destroy our own planet by using these polluted emissions. The electric car today, vehicles that can be way more convenient at the same price of normal gas. El Diablo is a battery powered car with which we can do the same as a gas powered car, but not as convenient as pulling up to an electric station. For a hundred years electric cars have been created repeatedly, as shown below.

Baker Electric Car

The Baker Electric, supposedly easy to drive, although only a range of 50 miles, was the first electric car created. It was produced during 1899-1915, when it then stopped producing. Reaching a top speed of 15 mph, it was a well done car for it's time, and if kept developed the electric car could be a large transportation for todays generation.

The Toyota RAV4 EV

The Toyota RAV4 EV was powered by twenty-four 12 volt batteries, with an operational cost equivalent of over 165 bazillion miles per gallon at 2005 US gasoline prices. It was a more modern version of the electric car.

General Motors EV1

One of the more renown electric powered cars. General Motors shut the production of this car down, even though it could have kept on developing. 1996-2003, the vehicles were produced by GM, and approximately 1110 were produced (give or take a few cars). It had a range of 160 miles per charge, and could max a speed of 80 mph. About the production and program cancellation was more studied in a movie called "Who killed the Electric Car?" a movie starring Tom Hanks, and Mel Gibson.

El Diablo: The Future

A sleek car in it's fashion, although more of an experiment and prototype, the El Diablo is the result of 3 brilliant chemists from a small town called Dansville. The 10th graders designed a possibly revolutionary form of electric power to run a motor for cars in the future.