Since the early 19th century the power of vehicles has been revolving round the laws of electromagnetism. All thanks goes to James Clerk Maxwell for the laws. It was in the 1830s that Scottish businessman Robert Anderson constructed the first generic electric carriage. And today, it's rather unfortunate to see transportation dominated by cumbersome poisonous internal combustion engines. Anderson would probably find that ridiculous.
Thank God! Times have begun changing once again and a robust trend towards convenience, environmental awareness and oil disentanglement is emerging. Efficient cars
strapped with refined rechargeable batteries are already an affordable reality in some parts of the world.
How sophisticated is the propulsion system of an electric car
? There is a battery or a number of batteries usually containing lithium or lead that convert stored chemical energy into electric current. The current is then directed into an electric motor that produces mechanical work, and that is how the wheels rotate. These electric cars are not just low on maintenance and running cost, they are emission-free, silent, and easy to drive and park. Here's our pick of the five incredible electric microcars.