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An electric vehicle:‘most EVs are capable of quick acceleration’
- ‘Yet by the early 1990s, hopes for a mass market in EVs were short-circuited by limited battery life.’
- ‘It's easy to see why: The EV - 1 had a range of 80 miles, room for two people, and no place for groceries.’
- ‘In California, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District shades its parking lot with solar-electric panels, which provide power for its mixed fleet of EVs.’
- ‘But even if the Jersey test is a complete success, it will still be some years before EVs fill the show rooms.’
- ‘Indeed, the island is almost tailor-made for EVs.’
- ‘What today's consumer resistance to pure EVs tells us is that consumers are not willing to plan their days around the limitations of their vehicles.’
- ‘Mile for mile, EV drivers pay less.’
- ‘EVs are easily three to four times more efficient than internal combustion engines.’
- ‘The difference is so great between internal combustion engines and electric motors that, in California, a singly occupied EV qualifies to use the car pool lane.’
- ‘The average full-size EV has a 15 kilowatt-hour (kwh) battery pack, which at 8 cents / kwh costs $1.20 to fully recharge for a range of 45 miles.’
- ‘Although an EV's motor or controller may sing a bit at high speeds, under heavy loads or when climbing steep grades, an EV is so quiet that its driver must exercise caution in parking lots.’
- ‘The EV then becomes not only a zero-emission, but a zero-pollution vehicle when renewable energy systems are used for power.’
- ‘There is now a flurry of activity in Electric Vehicle (EV) development, with probable volume production of EVs by around 2011-2012.’
- ‘Operating an EV is virtually identical to driving a car with an engine.’
- ‘Neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) are light-duty EVs designed primarily for streets, not highways.’
- ‘Most EVs plug into a standard 110-volt wall socket for overnight charging.’
- ‘Gasoline is itself highly volatile, a fact that clinched a considerable number of EV sales in the early days of motoring.’
- ‘The real problem is the lack of availability of EVs which is enforced by the major car manufacturers.’
- ‘The lack of this constant vibration adds to the feeling of the smooth, elegant ride found only in luxury cars and most EVs.’
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