It was a few years back when a vehicle powered with a battery came out as a result of experiments. The innovation which took shape a few decades ago is driving the world onto the path of real development. The electrifying invention is the electric vehicle. An electric vehicle is an automobile that is powered by one or more electric motors, using energy stored in batteries.
Robert Anderson of Scotland is known for inventing the first electric car between 1832 and 1839, and Thomas Davenport of the United States is known for building the first electric car. After some more inventions in this area, people actually used to choose electric cars over fueled cars because it was much easier to drive electric cars that do not require gear changes.
But due to limited research in the field of electric vehicles, there were limitations on actual usage of EVs as the batteries were non-rechargeable and range per charge was limited.
This problem was fixed in 1859 by Gatson Plante of France, by his invention of a rechargeable lead-acid battery that defined the practicality of electric vehicles. William Morrison of Des Moines, Iowa, built the first successful electric vehicle in the United States in 1891. By 1893, several other manufacturers and models of electric vehicles were on display in Chicago.
By 1900, 28% of the cars produced in the United States were powered by electric batteries, and one-third of the cars running in New York, Boston and Chicago were electric.
Meanwhile, the electric vehicle industry was heading into the future, Karl Benz invented the world’s first modern vehicle using the ICE in 1885. Further in 1908 Henry Ford mass-produced the Model T, a gasoline car that transformed the face of the automobile industry.
With more practicality and massive development of ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) fuel-driven vehicles raced ahead in the global automotive market. EVs were a true invention but had some limitations. The limitations had not been fully addressed by the technologies and global innovations over the past decade. But today to tackle numerous issues such as higher CO2 emissions, poor air quality, and noise pollution, we again need to lobby for EVs globally.
An electric vehicle emits zero harmful gases while running on the streets. Electric vehicles further help in decreasing the demand for non renewable resources required to fuel the vehicles. Lesser carbon footprints lead to better air quality, thus reducing health problems lead by pollution.
Driving an EV will also help in lowering noise pollution as most EVs have almost no sound. When you opt for riding an electric vehicle, you help to reduce the emission of harmful gases in the air resulting in the deduction of air pollution.
In recent years, although technology has evolved to provide the world with many advanced solutions, people are still not aware of the availability of the same. This is why EV awareness is needed: The research suggests that, today almost everyone who is considering buying a vehicle knows about the substantial growth in the electric vehicle industry in the year 2020, yet is unaware of the prospective benefits of EVs.
World EV Day, an initiative by ABB and Green.TVto appreciate global e-mobility, is celebrated on 9th of September. Efforts to raise awareness of electric vehicles soon became a global movement, along with social media campaigns for many existing brands in the automotive industry. India ranks second place in promoting clean mobility by encouraging EV Day in 2020, when social media campaigns are being considered.
The World EV Day Organisation has also furnished a campaign worldwide, to encourage people to pledge that their next vehicle would be electric. This electrifying movement is known as #MyEVPledge. To provide the public with thorough information about electric vehicles, many renowned brands have partnered with the World EV Day Organisation to boost the creation of favourable EV markets worldwide.
People from more than 60 countries have signed up for the pledge to make their future electric. But what probably is the urge to switch to EV?
Here are the reasons why the world is stressing upon a wider switch to EV. Today the world is facing a huge pollution crisis leading to global warming and poor health standards. Not just air pollution, but also noise pollution is a point of concern in metropolitan cities.
To tackle these issues, the world needs to shift to more cleaner and sustainable mobility solutions. For shifting to a wholesome solution, electric vehicles are a trending choice as it is a zero-emission vehicle.
Today’s electric vehicles are no different from other common vehicles in terms of style. As the number of electric vehicles on the road increases, more variations will enter the market and provide customers with the best experience for EVs. Today, electric vehicles are full of style, comfort and performance.
Electric vehicles can be seen everywhere including low-speed scooters, high-speed bikes, three-wheelers, transport vehicles and even cars. Many established brands like Joy E-Bikes have designed the bikes with maximum comfort, finesse and superior performance.
Driving an electric bike is much cheaper than regular fuel-driven bikes for the daily commute. The evolution of technology and up-gradation in the EV industry has made driving an electric vehicle much more economical, only about Rs. 0.23/Km.
It’s time we brace ourselves against the environmental issues of the future, or simply opt towards cleaner and greener mobility solutions right away. Let us join hands in creating an awareness about the electric future and celebrate the World EV Day for making the world a better place.