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Monday, January 20, 2014

Technologies That Could Power Your Next Vehicle

Alternative energy options are also gaining a lot of traction for its environmental friendliness. Electric battery, hydrogen fuel cell or even solar power, your next vehicle may never need a sip of gasoline.

Battery electric vehicles (BEVs):

BEVs short of Battery electric vehicles are powered exclusively by on-board rechargeable battery packs. BEVs use electric motors and motor controllers instead of internal combustion engines (ICEs) for propulsion.

With no gas engine or fuel tank, these vehicles instead “fuel up” at electric recharge stations that can provide either a quick jolt of power to continue a trip or fully recharge the vehicle over the course of a few hours

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles:

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are still deep in the research and development phase, but the technology has already shown great promise for the future. These vehicles are powered by an electric motor and high-voltage battery that is charged by a fuel cell system which produces only water as a byproduct. The result is a car that has a range in line with (or better than) a traditional gasoline engine, but releases no harmful pollutants and can be refueled in just minutes.

Solar energy vehicles:

The sun delivers an immense amount of power to our planet every day in the form of solar energy, but aside from specialized, lightweight racing vehicles, solar power hasn’t made much of an appearance in the modern automotive landscape. The Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept is a first for the industry, and its ability to completely break free from the energy grid makes it an exciting harbinger of things to come.

The C-MAX Solar Energi Concept utilizes custom solar panels spread across the vehicle roof in concert with a magnifying canopy that concentrates the sun’s rays to recharge the car’s electric battery. This means that areas without an advanced electrical infrastructure could still utilize the vehicle’s gas-saving features without issue

Source: Article was first published in Yahoo Tech