At Indy Auto Man, Indianapolis, you will find an assortment of the most popular electric cars from different brands, with the prevailing diversity of Tesla models.
Electric vehicles are a relatively new solution in the automotive industry, but their popularity is growing every year. There are already quite successful electric models on the used car market. Our experts collected for you the review of the most popular electric vehicles.
The first cart with electric motors and batteries on board was able to cover a distance of 100 meters back in 1841. And real electric cars appeared on roads only at the end of the 19th century. Then they were ahead of gasoline and steam competitors in all respects: speed, acceleration dynamics, carrying capacity, and power reserve. The downside was only the complicated process of charging the batteries.
Until the invention of the rectifier, it was necessary to connect an AC motor and a DC generator. The mechanism wasted a lot of energy and often broke down. Meanwhile, gasoline cars became more perfect – the disadvantages of electric vehicles made the world forget about them till the 1960s and 70s.
At the end of the 20th century, fuel costs increased sharply. Large cities experienced high emission level problems. Electric cars were produced again in small series and remained a curiosity.
In the 1990s, the United States launched the first large batches of electric vehicles for lease or rent. Elon Musk and his company Tesla Motors demonstrated the advantages of electric cars. Its Roadster sports car approached its petrol rivals in performance and range.
In the 2010s, many automotive companies began producing electric cars: Nissan, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Volkswagen, Jaguar, and others. Thanks to mass production, the price of electric vehicles has decreased by 1.5–2 times. Environmentally friendly transport became available for the majority of consumers.