Battery electric vehicles
“How can we minimize the impact that cars have on the environment?”
As of the time of writing, most cars use internal combustion engines (also knowns as ICEs) to power movement. This technology is highly pollutive and needs to be quelled soon to ensure the survival of humanity. But since cars and road infrastructure have become so intrinsic to the fabric of developed countries, it would consume too much energy to try to replace them all together. So how could we develop cars that are much less damaging to the environment? Well, let’s look at it like engineers would. Most cars use internal combustion engines to induce rotative movement to be transferred to the wheels via a drivetrain. However, this setup can be easily replaced with an electric motor powered by a rechargeable battery. When the car wants to move, the battery simply sends current to the motor to move the drivetrain to move the wheels. These Battery electric vehicles are becoming cheaper by the year, and may one day replace traditional vehicles all together!