Friday, August 31, 2007
Battery electric vehicles
On August 31, 1955 in Chicago there was the demonstration of the first automobile with solar batteries designed by William Cobb (1917-1990)... The use of BEVs (battery electric vehicle) in the U.S. has grown by 39.1% in the period of 1992-2004 and is continuing to grow. There are several designs of automobiles replacing the traditional models. Some are pure electric that use rechargeable batteries, others are hybrid that are a combination of batteries and internal combustion engines... It is only regrettable that governments did not concentrate on the efforts to replace the traditional model sooner... The history behind these BEVs reveals that they were quite feasible sooner.