Electric Cars Of Austin ... is proud to offer a new line of all electric, street legal, zero emission & low speed (LSV & NEV) vehicles.
We at Electric Cars of Austin realize that owning only an electric car isn't a feasible option for many. It's true that petrol and diesel engines don't have zero tailpipe emissions, but certain manufacturers are actively researching green technologies and producing more environmentally responsible options for consumers. Among major auto manufacturers, Toyota leads the pack in green research and are developing Electric Vehicles and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles. Consumers that own an EV as their secondary vehicle may be eligible for toyota discounts for being environmentally conscious.
Finding Green Auto Parts Online Why purchase overpriced parts from a dealer when you can get your discount auto parts at PartsGeek? With an inventory of over 10 million parts and up to 80% off of retail prices, there is no better online performance auto parts store. PartsGeek ships most orders on the same day and supplies cheap auto parts every time. For value, customer service and green auto parts selection, competitors Auto Zone and Rock Auto do not approach the high standards set by PartsGeek.
The Early History of the Electric Car
Think the electric cars on display at Shabana Motors are something new? Think again. The first electric car prototypes were built in Europe between 1828 and 1839. In 1899, a Belgian racing car nicknamed "La Jamais Contente" (Never Content) reached a speed of 68 miles per hour using an electric motor. This was a new world record for land speed.
At the turn of the 20th century, electric cars promised to be a viable competitor to cars powered by gasoline. Many customers preferred them. Electric cars weren't as noisy or smelly as gasoline-powered automobiles, and they didn't have to be cranked by hand to kick start the process of internal combustion.
Electrical cars had several disadvantages in comparison with gasoline cars, though. For one thing, they couldn't drive distances longer than 30 or 40 miles without needing to be recharged. For another thing, most electric cars couldn't drive faster than 30 miles per hour.
The introduction of mass production by Henry Ford bought the price of internal combustion engines way down. The discovery of petroleum reserves in Texas and Oklahoma made fuel cheap as well. In 1912, the cost of an electric car was approximately twice that of a gasoline-powered car.
By 1935, electric cars had all but disappeared.
Electric cars are back with a vengeance in the 21st century, however, as Americans have become more enamored with fuel sources that can act as viable alternatives to gasoline.
Limousine Services to "Go Green"?
For the last few years, the cost of gasoline has stayed high and most likely is not going to come down anytime in the near future. This fact directly affects the profits of limousine service operators. Prices must rise in order to stay in business, and customers are lost with no guarantee of replacing them. It is time for the limousine service industry to start thinking outside of the box.
Electric car hybrids are nothing new to the auto markets, but limousine services have been slow to pick up on them. After all, customers expect roomy vehicles to travel in. However, a section of clientele are perfectly served by a smaller vehicle. It makes sense to introduce hybrid vehicles to serve them. The limousine company saves money over time while impressing clients by utilizing "green" vehicles. What's not to like?
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