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Electric Sports Cars. By: Casey Katz. Timeline of the electric car. 1835: American Thomas Davenport is credited with building the first practical electric vehicle 1891: William Morrison od Des Moines, Iowa builds the first successful electric automobile in the United States - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Electric Sports Cars

Electric Sports Cars

By: Casey Katz

Timeline of the electric car1835: American Thomas Davenport is credited with building the first practical electric vehicle1891: William Morrison od Des Moines, Iowa builds the first successful electric automobile in the United States1976: The congress passes the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Research1988: The CEO of GM, Roger Smith, agrees to fund research for efforts in producing a practical consumer car1997: The Prius is born and nearly 18,000 units are sold during the first year of production2006: Tesla Motors reveals the first electric sports car2012: Almost every major auto manufacturer either has an electric car on the market or has a concept that is set to be in production in the future The lithium-ion battery The use of the lithium-ion battery is what makes the electric car and especially the electric sports car specialIts very light which is important when building a sports car because you need a good weight to power ratioCan be created in any shape or size which helps sports car manufacturers not be limited in body designIs rechargeableHas one of the highest battery life compared to other batteries The major electric sports car being ProducedThe Tesla Model SThe Fisker KarmaThe Audi R8 e-tronThe BMW i8Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell

Data of the previous 5 cars listed Basic Information/Data on 5 Electric Sports CarsTesla SFisker KarmaBMW i8Audi R8 e-tronMercedes-Benz SLS E-CellHorse Power362 HP402 HP393 HP375 HP526 HPTop Speed125mph125mph160mph155mph155mphBattery Capacity160 Mile Range50 Miles only using electric engine20 Miles only using electric engine124 Mile Range90 Mile Range0-60mph5.6 Sec.6.3 Sec.5.0 Sec.4.6 Sec.4.0 Sec.Price$105,400$102,000$150,000-$200,000$200,000$250,000Why do we care?As gas prices continue to rise, having a car with a good mile per gallon is important.Most gas powered sports cars only get on average 8-12 miles per gallon and then you have to factor in having to use premium gas In 2005 the CO2 emissions from cars was 20.4 lbs per gallonIf we continue emitting that much CO2 we will have to start worrying about future health problems By having an alternative energy source for vehicles, we wont have to depend on foreign or domestic oil supplies

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