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electric car

[i′lek·trik ′kär]
(mechanical engineering)
An automotive vehicle that is propelled by one or more electric motors powered by a special rechargeable electric battery rather than by an internal combustion engine.
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Now we have electric cars powered purely by batteries.
Germany is to offer new incentives for electric car drivers.
Currently, less than one percent of drivers already own an electric car or van, though five percent said they were thinking about buying an electric car and 18% had thought about purchasing one but later changed their mind.
At dispute is the roll-out of charging points for Britain's growing number of electric cars.
Due to the capital required and the slow growth of the electric car market, the government would need to assist station owners initially with costs.
Having long been an expensive and unrealistic pipedream, the all-electric car market has grown rapidly in recent years, with the range of such cars available in the US more than quadrupling to 15 different models since 2010; more than a dozen models of electric car are currently on sale in the UK.
And before you grumble about spending lots of public money we haven't got, his announcement came at the same time as BMW launched a big investment into charging points and rolled out its impressive i3 electric car.
Someday, the electric car will, indeed, be a great product -- just not now.
THE UK's first mass produced electric car rolled off the production line in Sunderland recently after Nissan decided to shift production out of Japan to reduce costs.
Summary: A century-old rusty electric car, abandoned after the invention of the petrol automobile, seems to .
An electric car can cost as much as pounds 10,000 more than an equivalent combustion model, making buyers wary of stumping up the additional dosh, even though EVs can cost as little as a couple of pence a mile to recharge.
TALLINN - The government's program to subsidize electric car purchases has attracted just 17 applications, though it has enough funds to support 500 buyers, reports ERR.