Fall of the petroleum
by maxime007212 on September 17, 2015 - 10:51pm
Everyone consume some sort of petroleum even if they're ashamed of it. We know that a car using some sort of gasoline can produce around 8.887 grams of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) per gallon according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which is dangerous for the environment and for our health but we still continue to use these vehicles because of the limited range of some electric like the Nissan Leaf, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV or the Ford Focus Electric. The only company that made an electric car that could be used every day without worrying having a dead battery is Tesla Motor with his “Model S” which is capable of doing 435km on one charge but they’re no longer the only one taking it seriously.
At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show in Germany, Porsche AG unveil their new concept, the Mission E, which directly aim the Model S. The specs of the car include a 600 horsepower electric engine, all-wheel drive, 0-100 km in less than 3.5 sec and his most impressive feature: a potential range of 500 kilometers. Despite only being a concept, we can see a new potential trend for future car.
By having longer range of action, user who needs to drive long distance will be able to do so. Also, the provincial incentive of 8000$ in Quebec and the lower cost of electricity versus gasoline are important factor for new buyers. Still, there’s one problem with the higher performance electric car: the price. A Tesla Model S without the incentives start at 75 000 $ and can go up to 130 000 $ for the P85D dual motor model. However, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motor, is aware of this issue and will unveil the Model III in march 2016 which is an electric sedan with a rumored 320 km range and an official price tag of 35 000 $.
So, by then, you will be able to say “goodbye” to the gasoline.
Tesla Model S: http://www.teslamotors.com/en_CA/models