Hybrid vehicles have become increasingly popular in the United States since Toyota launched Prius some time ago. The increased price of gasoline has driven American car buyers to select these fuel-efficient vehicles that can run as much as 50 miles on a single gallon of gasoline.
In response to the demand for hybrid vehicles, car manufacturers are looking for ways to add a different feature to the already fuel-efficient hybrid vehicle. The plug-in technology has already knocked on the automotive industry's doors. This technology allows hybrid cars to be loaded from a regular household outlet. This means that the battery integrated in the car to operate the electric motor can be charged comfortably and there is enough power on the battery.
Apart from hybrid electric cars, there are also full-time electric vehicles using plug-in technology.
Pioneering in the manufacture of electric cars is ZAP. This company has given US motorists a selection of electric cars categorized as zero-emission vehicles. This means that the cars from ZAP do not produce greenhouse gases that contribute to even greater global warming.
ZAP tricycles are equipped with plug-in technology. Usually electric cars need up to six hours to fully charge the battery. That means you can charge your electric car while you sleep at night and wake up with your ZAP car so that it is ready and ready to go.
But the development in the automotive industry is constant, and ZAP has announced that they offer an electric charger that cuts down the charging time from hours to just thirty minutes.
The company said that the charger on the XEBRA, their electric car, can be configured to fit either a 110 or a 220-volt outlet. The revolutionary charger can provide up to 100 amps or 10,000 watts of electricity in the car. The company promises that the new charger will significantly increase the XEBRA range.
ZAP chairman Gary Starr has this to say about the new charger: "This new charger can reduce your charging time from hours to minutes. Now you can drive your electric car all day with just a few short stops. Lunch lets you hook up your XEBRA to the charger and get a full charge in less than an hour. Keep in mind that you put your XEBRA on the grass. "
The fact that XEBRA is a zero-emission vehicle means that greenhouse gas emissions during use are limited to zero. This shows that there are techniques available today that can stop the global warming as efficiently as an EBC cushion works when stopping a vehicle. And with the technology of these cars growing steadily, the use of electric cars like XEBRA will surely gain momentum.