17 Coolest Electric Car Facts (2021)

Electric cars are more popular than ever now. They are one great step of change in the global automobile market. Now 1 of every 40 cars registered in the US is an electric vehicle commonly known as EV's.

Every car manufacturer has shifted its focus to electric motors in the last decade. New companies like Tesla, Lucid Motors, NIO, and XPeng are doing well in the electric automobile industry. Much older and larger names like BMW, Toyota, Volkswagen, GM, and Nissan are also introducing new electric vehicles every quarter.

EV's are becoming more and more popular because they are efficient, environment-friendly, have lower maintenance costs, and overall cool. According to a survey, about 71% of American drivers have an interest in buying an EV. And about 96% of EV owners are willing to buy another EV.

There are more cool facts about EV's that might amaze you. Here we have brought some of them together. Let's start from here.

1. The first-ever car is thought to be an electric one. British inventor Robert Anderson built his electrically powered vehicle between 1832 and 1839.

2. Gustave Trouvé designed the world's first full-scale electric car back in 1881. He used the Trouvé Tricycle as his personal electric vehicle.

3. In the US William Morrison made a six-passenger electric vehicle. This is considered the first American Electric car ever.

4. The La Jamais Contente was the first electric car to achieve over 100 kilometers per hour.

5. There are 3 different types of electric cars. The Battery Electric Vehicles knows as BEVs, The Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles are known as PHEVs, and Hybrid Electric Vehicles are known as HEVs.

6. There are around 5.6 million electric vehicles in the world by 2021. China has 44% of all the EVs in the world.

7. A typical electric car (60kWh battery) takes just under 8 hours to charge from empty to full with a 7kW charging point.

8. With a range of 373 miles in a single charge The Tesla Model S has the longest range among all EV's.

9. Tesla Model 3 is the highest sold EV in the world. About 3,65,00 units of the models are sold.

10. Most EV's has a driving range-per-charge between 50 to 330 miles. The range varies from vehicle to vehicle.

11. Norway has more electric vehicles per capita than any other country. Almost 75% of Norway's new passenger car sales in 2020 were plug-in electric. By the end of 2020, there were more than 330.000 registered battery electric cars (BEVs) in Norway.

12. The United States currently has a total of nearly 43,000 public EV charging stations and around 120,000 charging ports, according to U.S. Department of Energy data.

13. Rimac Nevera is the fastest electric car with a maximum speed of 258 mph. It has an electric range of 400 miles.

14. Mercedes EQV is the heaviest electric vehicle available and the Mitshubishi MiEV is the lightest.

15. According to the International Council on Clean Transportation, the initial cost of buying an all-electric vehicle is predicted to drop from approximately $40,000 in 2020 to just $25,000 in 2030.

16. There were more electric car charging points than petrol stations in the UK by 2019.

17. Electric and hybrid cars are legally required to emit artificial noise so that they can be more easily heard by cyclists and pedestrians.