The Future Belongs to Electric Vehicles

Professor of physical science and director of sustainability at Brenau University Dr. Rudi Kiefer sees the electric motor replacing the internal combustion engine.

Published: 13-Jan-2014

Soon it will seem like a bad dream that cars used to contaminate the air with harmful emissions, making people sick and causing developmental problems in children.

Removing lead from the fuel was a significant step in the 1980s. But waste heat generated from cars worldwide (more than 1,000 million, according to the Huffington Post) remains a problem, though, and it’s now sure that this is altering our climate.

Imagine a vehicle that has zero emissions, no fuel to burn and makes no noise except for the rolling sound of its tires. It’s here, and its numbers are growing: the full electric car.


Lord Drayson at the wheel of an electric car 'mule'.

Drayson believes 2013 will be a pivotal year for electric cars in the UK, with the launches of the Tesla S and BMW i-series.

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell

Governor McDonnell is proposing $100 per year fee on electric-drive vehicles, plus a $15 new car registration fee that ICE-age car owners don't have to pay.

Ohio State University's Motion Control Electric Vehicle

The 1,750 lbs. (800 kg.) utility vehicle, known as an FIWA, is powered by four independent 7.5kW electic motors and a 15kW lithium-ion battery pack.


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