Electric Vehicles

Over the course of the last 30 some-odd years I’ve had a passion for Electrical Energy. It has stimulated my curiosity in more was that one. From the ripe old age of 3, my mother observed me testing light switches and electrical sockets to see where they connected. As an adolescent I was often called upon to repair electrical devices, and even more often to give advice on what electrical device would be appropriate to purchase.

Since my childhood I have found many interests involving electricity, the most recent revisiting is that of electricity-powered vehicles.

As petroleum prices continue to soar in the USA, people have begun to seek alternative manners of going about their daily travels. At my office I have see more and more people using motorcycles, mopeds, bicycles, or scooters to get to work than in any year passed. Notably the weather is warmer, but this change isn’t for the heat or cold, but the pocket-book.

I drive a behemoth-of-a-vehicle knowing full well the the cost to move my person to and from the office is very expensive (roughly $0.30/ mile as of late). Even so, I still enjoy driving my truck, although it’s use isn’t quite being fulfilled. An SUV should be used to transport multiple people and lots of stuff, I only move myself and my notebook.

Nevertheless I have scoured deep into the mire of the Internet for the ideal electric transportation device. I have found several companies that have managed to divine solutions amidst the hubbub of a petroleum haven. Below is a list of car companies that make electric vehicles.

Daimler-Chrysler
(GEMCAR)
—Base Price: $6,790
—Range: 25 – 35 miles
—Top Speed: 27 mph
—Charge Time –
—–80%: 6 hrs
—–Full: 8 hrs

American Electric Vehicle Company
(Kurrent)
—Base Price: $9,000
—Range: 35 – 40 miles
—Top Speed: 35 mph
—Charge Time –
—–80%: 6 hrs
—–Full: 8 hrs

ZAP
(Xebra)
—Base Price: $9,000
—Range: 25 – 40 miles
—Top Speed: 45 mph
—Charge Time –
—–80%: 6 hrs
—–Full: 8 hrs

Dynasty
(IT)
—Base Price: $10,000
—Range: 35 – 40 miles
—Top Speed: 45 mph
—Charge Time –
—–80%: 6 hrs
—–Full: 8 hrs

REVolution
(R1)
—Base Price: $10,500
—Range: 40 – 60 miles
—Top Speed: 60 mph
—Charge Time –
—–80%: 6 hrs
—–Full: 8 hrs

ZENN
—Base Price: $15,000
—Range: 25 – 30 miles
—Top Speed: 37 mph
—Charge Time –
—–80%: 6 hrs
—–Full: 8 hrs

A distinction must be placed here as the following EVs are much more expensive and have a greater range than the preceeding vehicles.

Aptera
—Base Price: $26,000
—Range: 100 – 125 miles
—Top Speed: 85 mph
—Charge Time –
—–80%: 2 hrs
—–Full: 4 hrs

Tesla
—Base Price: $100,000
—Range: 200+ miles
—Top Speed: 125 mph
—Charge Time –
—–80%: 2 hrs
—–Full: 4 hrs

Commuter Cars
(Tango)
—Base Price: $115,000
—Range: 100 – 125 miles
—Top Speed: 135 mph
—Charge Time –
—–80%: 2 hrs
—–Full: 4 hrs