Electric Cars Continue to Gain Momentum as New Technology is Introduced

Although many people are still skeptical about the benefits of electric cars, the technology that’s used for them continues to advance and therefore makes owning an electric car more appealing.

One of the things that can put people off owning an electric vehicle is the limited range that electric cars offer when compared to standard petrol/diesel cars. However the range of electric cars is increasing all the time and just this week, Tesla have introduced the longest-range electric car on the market.

The┬áModel S 100D offers a range of 335 miles on a full charge. This is significantly more than other long range electric vehicles and although it’s certainly not cheap at $98,300, the fact that the technology now exists that allows an electric car to achieve such a range means that electric cars are likely to become even more popular over the next few years.

In another boost to electric vehicles, Ford has unveiled new technology that allows electric cars to be charged wirelessly in a parking space. The technology has up to now only been available for smaller gadgets, has been shown to be effective at charging electric cars and could soon become the norm.

Ford is one of the many major car manufacturers who are putting a lot of resources into electric vehicles and related technology. The US motoring giant plans to release a fleet of new electric vehicles over the next 5 years and is currently piloting its new wireless charging technology in the US and Europe.