Why was Plug-In Motorwerks created?
Since Plug-in electric cars will fundamentally change the way in which we use motorized transportation, a need has been created for a site that is designed for the hi-performance enthusiast, but focuses on plug-in vehicles.
Why do we think plug-in cars are the future?
Carbon Emissions & Economics
A danger many of us who live in a large city face daily, is the wide spread effects of carbon emissions. Eighty percent of the automotive gasoline consumed in the US each day is burned during the daily commute. The average daily commute is roughly 25 miles.
Plug-in electrics, charged through wind, water, and solar power will reduce the total number of fossil fuel vehicles in use for daily transportation, significantly reducing the amount of carbon monoxide in our atmosphere.
Making electric cars economically viable will lead to increased demand, larger production numbers, an infrastructure to support them (charging stations), and more rapid improvements in battery technology.
Government grants have already been given to numerous companies for the development of plug-in electric cars and plug-in hybrids. Unfortunately, many government mandates have had a history of failure, so limiting government involvement to the developmental process is paramount to determining the future of plug-in cars.
Feasibility & Conclusion
While there will be no end to the internal combustion engine in the short term, battery technology has now reached critical mass. Plug-in cars can now travel as much as 300 miles on a full charge, and some can be charged to 80% capacity in as few as 15 minutes.
Yes, plug-in electric cars will fundamentally change motorized transportation. Much as digital music players have replaced vinyl and CD’s for everyday use, electrically powered cars will replace the internal combustion engine to power the daily driver vehicle for most Americans.
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Plug-In Motorwerks is designed to:
- Educate consumers on the performance advantages, the technologies and the environmental benefits of electric vehicles.
- Keep visitors up-to-date on the changes to the EV scene since the industry is in it’s infancy.
- Provide a means for buyers and sellers of electric vehicles to connect with each other.