Central Idea: State an interesting new facts about electric cars.
Preview of main points: Today I am going to talk about history of electric cars, where is electric cars today and finally we will explore what is to come of electric cars in the future.
I.The history of the electric cars
A) Where do the electric cars come from?
B) When they was billed in the US?
C) How they grow up in our country?
II. Where are the electric cars today?
A) Some statistic
B) Top current companies/manufacturers that sell them.
1) Chevrolet Vol
2) Nissan Leaf
3) Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid
4) Tesla ...view middle of the document...
Thomas Davenport, built a electric cars. Americans, Ryker and William Morrison built a 6 passenger electric car. In 1897 taxi's in New York city were electric cars.
When Henry Ford made the model T, was the last good moment for the electric car for 6 and a half decades. In 1920 car owners were into the gasoline car, gas was selling cheap and roads were available to drive on.
The first electric car in the United States was created by William Morrison and could reach a then-pretty-impressive 14 miles per hour. Electric cars, however, still remained more popular in Europe than in the US.
Around 1900, a fleet of electric taxi cabs took to the streets in London, but the first gasoline/electric hybrid was built near Chicago. That vehicle, however, was not a commercial success because it was too expensive, it was too slow, and it was a challenge to maintain.
By the 1920s, electric cars had lost ground to their rivals, as gas-powered vehicles could cover greater distances. And the main reason gas-powered cars gained popularity over electric cars was price. Production techniques made it possible to buy a gasoline-powered car at half the cost of an electric car.
Fuel shortages during World War II increased interest again in electric cars, but those efforts were short-lived. It wasn’t until the 1970s that another shortage fueled interest in electric cars. Finally, in the 1990s major auto manufacturers began to offer mainstream electric and hybrid options.
Where is electric cars today
The fleet of plug-in electric vehicles in the United States is the largest in the world, with a 43% share of global sales as of September 2014. Since 2008, about 260,000 highway legal plug-in electric cars have been sold in the country through the end of September 2014. California accounts for about 40% of all plug-in cars sold in the country, with over 100,000 units sold through August 2014, and not only has more plug-in electric vehicles than any other American state but also more than any other country. The American market share of plug-in electric passenger cars increased from 0.14% in 2011 through 0.37% in 2012 to 0.62% of new car sales during 2013.
As of October 2014, there are 20 highway legal plug-in cars available in the American market from 11 car manufacturers, plus several models of electric motorcycles, utility vans and neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs).
As of September 2014, cumulative sales are led by the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid with 69,092 units,
followed by the Nissan Leaf all-electric car with 63,944 units.
Ranking next are the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid with 36,680 units,
and the all-electric Tesla Model S with over 31,550 units.