cars have been around since the time of Thomas Edison. Henry Ford’s
mass production of gasoline powered vehicles and the growth of the
gasoline fueled infrastructure made the internal combustion engine a
cheaper, more convenient alternative. Times change however, and the
cost of oil, environmental concerns and advances in battery and motor
technology are paving the way for an electric car comeback.
Although the average American drives about 40 miles a day, we have
become accustomed to a range of several hundred miles per tank, with
the next "tank full" just up the road. Electric cars can go 100 to 200
miles or more on a single charge. Gasoline powered cars have a range of
400 miles or more. In order to relieve this “range anxiety”,
electric charging infrastructure similar to our ubiquitous system of
gas stations is currently being deployed.