Less Of Mechanical Controls And More Of Electrical Ones
The electric vehicle is a good alternative to the gasoline powered cars of today as they are quiet to run and, since no gasoline is burned, do not produce any wasteful exhaust. An electric car may have a number of electric car parts and these are not the same as many of those used in gasoline driven vehicles. Therefore, there is less maintenance cost as this means that there is no need for constant tuning up and fuel changing as is the case with gasoline cars. The only thing that is required is the battery and its maintenance is minimal.
Most of the electric car parts are either solid-state or electrical and there are no moving parts and the average maintenance costs of electric cars is about 30 percent lower than their fuel driven counterparts. However, a battery does not provide high energy content per unit of weight and this means that there is a greater load on the batteries to perform up to expectations, and need quite some time to fully recharge and be serviceable once again.
An alternative source of energy for electric cars has been developed and involves placing metal strips within the roadbed and all electrical energy gets provided from a central source through the strips of metal. Besides the batteries and the metal strip used for generating energy, there are other electric car parts that need to be considered and one such one is the electric car starter part. Other electric car parts include the wiring, connectors, switches, fuses and holders, and the relays.
Another interesting electric car part is the electrically operated rear view mirror that costs just about $120 and can be controlled from within the vehicle itself. Add to that is the power steering and power windows that do away with mechanical operations, replacing them with electricity. The electric clock is a normal part of the dashboard as too are the other controls. The electric fuel pump is exactly what the car owner needs to get the vehicle going again in case of breakdowns. It mounts on the fuel tank and comes with the complete electrical connections and also costs around $120.
The main reason for using an electrically operated vehicle is the efficient manner in which the car can be controlled and its capability of providing power efficiently as well as being mechanically simple. The power steering unit is another example of the electric car part that has become a standard feature of modern day vehicles – be they electrically operated or gasoline driven. There is considerable ease of maneuverability and greater control over the steering of the vehicle.