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There is no getting over the fact we need to seriously consider the way we, the human race, have been damaging the planet. Much of that damage has been done by way of pollution. Fossil fuels that produce harmful greenhouse gases have caused irreparable harm. Used for a century and more in all types of vehicles, petrol and diesel – along with coal and oil – have been responsible for this rampant devastation to our environment
But in recent years there has been a concerted effort to move away from fossil fuels towards alternative energy sources. Wind and solar power are widely used in many countries for the generation of electricity. When it comes to vehicles, however, the need to rely on battery power has been a limiting factor since the dawn of the automobile.
Electric cars and electric motorcycles are not new. Indeed, in the early days of powered road transport, the electric motor was seen as a more viable option than the internal combustion engine. A lack of battery development and cheap oil soon overcame this, and we’ve stood still in many ways for 100 years. This, however, may just be the year in which the electric vehicle stamps its authority on the roads. Let’s look at why.
The world goes electric
The electric car has been a feature on the roads for many years now. Most of the major manufacturers…