Electric Car Parts
The electric vehicle is a good alternative to the gasoline powered cars of today as they are
quiet to run and, since no gasoline is burned, do not produce any wasteful exhaust. An electric car may have a
number of electric car parts and these are not the same as many of those used in gasoline driven vehicles.
Therefore, there is less maintenance cost as this means that there is no need for constant tuning up and fuel
changing as is the case with gasoline cars.
The only thing that is required is the electric vehicle battery and its maintenance is minimal. Electric car
parts are changing the way the car moves and operate. More and more people are wanting less of mechanical controls
and more of electric car parts. Nowadays, you can even do your own electric car conversion using some of the
electric car conversion kits available on the market.
What are electric car parts like? What are the characteristics of electric car parts?
Most of the electric car parts are either solid-state or electrical and there are no moving
parts and the average maintenance costs of electric cars is about 30 percent lower than their fuel driven
counterparts. However, an electric vehicle battery does not
provide high energy content per unit of weight and this means that there is a greater load on the electric car batteries to perform up to expectations, and need quite some time
to fully recharge and be serviceable once again.
What is an alternative source of energy for electric cars?
An alternative source of energy for electric cars has been developed and involves placing metal
strips within the roadbed and all electrical energy gets provided from a central source through the strips of
Other electric car parts
Besides the electric vehicle batteries and the metal
strip used for generating energy, there are other electric car parts that need to be considered and one such one is
the electric car starter part. Other electric car parts include the wiring, connectors, switches, fuses and
holders, and the relays.
Another interesting electric car part is the electrically operated rear view mirror that costs
just about $120 and can be controlled from within the vehicle itself. Add to that is the power steering and power
windows that do away with mechanical operations, replacing them with electricity. The electric clock is a normal
part of the dashboard as too are the other controls. The electric fuel pump is exactly what the car owner needs to
get the vehicle going again in case of breakdowns. It mounts on the fuel tank and comes with the complete
electrical connections and also costs around $120.
The main reason for using an electrically operated vehicle is the efficient manner in which the
car can be controlled and its capability of providing power efficiently as well as being mechanically simple. The
power steering unit is another example of the electric car part that has become a standard feature of modern day
vehicles – be they electrically operated or gasoline driven. There is considerable ease of maneuverability and
greater control over the steering of the vehicle.