What are the advantages of electrical vehicles compared to vehicles with combustion engines?
- The electrical drive has an efficiency of about 90% compared to 35% of combustion engines.
- The electrical drive produces no emission, e.g. CO2. It runs almost noiselessly.
- It is able to regain motion energy while breaking. The electrical engine then works as a generator (recuperation).
- The electrical drive is small and lightweight. It may be built into the wheel hub.
This is the advantage of CarGrid: supply of vehicles with electrical power whenever they are parking. Statistically regarded that's the case in 94% of a car's life time. And once all parked electrical cars are connected to the power grid, they constitute a huge, valuable power resource to energy providers. As long as not the entire energy stored in the car battery is required for a planned trip, the remaining energy can be sold to the energy provider at a high price at peak load times. Nightly the batteries may be recharged at low cost.
That's the idea of CarGrid: The automatic electrical connection for vehicles. Learn more about
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