The Tesla Roadster is an EV <ul><li>The drivetrain of the Roadster is powered solely by a lithium-ion battery , a much larger version of the same batteries in cell phones. This makes the Roadster an Electric Vehicle, or EV. EV’s are just one of many Alternative Fuel Vehicles currently being developed to decrease mankind’s dependence on fossil fuel powered transportation. </li></ul>lithium-ion battery
Alternative Fuel Vehicles Problem: Each of us depends on automobiles to enrich our lives. Solution:
EV’s <ul><li>EV’s are just one type of AFV, although they are the most feasible replacement of combustion engine vehicles. Power is supplied to a EV’s battery-cell from a charging station or home outlet. With no combustion engine, no fossil fuel is consumed by the vehicle. </li></ul>Youtube please.
Solar-Battery Vehicles <ul><li>Though still electricity powered, these vehicles get their energy from the only true renewable source; the sun. Unfortunately, current solar-cell arrays can’t harness enough electricity to power a standard consumer car or truck. These AFV’s only work when extreme aerodynamics and weight reduction concerns have been worked into the design of a solar car. </li></ul>Until solar-cell array technology progresses to produce a higher-yield of electricity from the sun, these types of AFV will not meet the needs of an everyday user.
CAV’s <ul><li>Compressed air is yet another type of AFV technology. Besically instead of an explosion creating the pressure to move the pistons in a car, a nozzle capable of directing intense pressures would move the crankshaft. Unfortunately, CAV’s take hours to recharge on a home compressor and can’t work in cold environments due to oxygen’s heat properties. Currently, only a few prototypes exist. </li></ul>YouTube please. HowStuffWorks please.
With these innovations, a future of clean, fiscal transportation can be realized. Thank you.