Electric cars replace the internal combustion engine used in traditional automobiles with one or more electric motors powered by a series of batteries. Electric vehicles tend to have a shorter range and less power than i... More »

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Some benefits of electric cars are that electric cars emit lower emissions that harm the planet, have far better fuel economy that gas powered engines, and have a longer battery life, notes the United States Department o... More »

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Notable small electric cars available on the market as of 2015 include the BMW i3, Fiat 500e, Mitsubishi i-MiEV and the Smart Electric Drive. Most of the cars are pure electric vehicles, though the BMW i3 offers the opti... More »

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Electric trains use electricity to power electric motors, driving their wheels and providing locomotion. The electricity comes from one of three sources. It is either delivered via an electrified third rail beneath the t... More »

An internal combustion engine and a battery-powered electric engine combine to allow a hybrid car to run. Features of hybrid cars include improved fuel economy and increased power. More »

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Some cheap electric cars are the 2013 Chevrolet Volt, 2014 Ford Focus Electric, 2013 Nissan Leaf, 2013 Fiat 500e and the 2014 BMW 13. These cars are considered economical and are good for the environment. More »

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS, gave the Top Safety Pick rating to Toyota Prius Plug-In, whereas the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, gave five stars to Ford Focus Electric. ... More »

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