Electric Vehicles : Why you should be buzzed about them

3D illustration of electric car.

The ever-increasing fuel problems have made it necessary for people to use better forms of energy to drive their cars. This is what has resulted in modern day electric cars. They are known to be very efficient and consume much less energy making them one of the environmentally friendly automobiles.

How they work…

Electric cars get power from the rechargeable batteries installed in them. These batteries are designed to give power over sustained periods of time. There is also a regulator on the batteries, which simply ensures energy amount produced and consumed by the car is constant.

The 3 main components of electric cars are :- Electric motor, Controller and Battery. When you switch on the car, the current is passed from the battery. The controller takes power from the battery and passes it on to the electric motor. The electric motor then converts electrical energy to mechanical energy which then moves the vehicle forward.

Electric vehicles minimize wasted energy by turning the car off when stopped and by charging the battery when braking (regenerative braking). As the electric car moves, the forward momentum generated by the electric motor can be used to charge the batteries when you apply the brakes.

Charging an EV is similar to charging an electronic device. A charging cable is used to supply current to the EV through a public charging station or home charging station. Depending on the size and distance to be covered, an EV needs to be charged at appropriate intervals.

Hail a Nopia ride today for a first hand experience on how smooth an electric vehicle is. The proof is in the pudding. Try it out here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ekoridepassenger

10 thoughts on “Electric Vehicles : Why you should be buzzed about them”

  1. Hi,
    Are there opportunities for partners or one to own a car and hire a driver as is the current set up with other taxi apps in Nairobi?

    1. We are encouraging driver partners (including individuals or organized groups) to come on board by investing in their own electric vehicles (EVs) on our platform. The EVs should not be older than 2013 models as these are more efficient and give have better operational range. We will provide the charging infrastructure and hailing app for both driver and rider. You may arrange your own finance for the EV. You will benefit from additional 40% savings per ride attributed to fuel cost – once you are on our platform you can charge your EV on Nopia service stations for free. For more details please write to us on info@nopiaride.com

    1. We are encouraging driver partners (including individuals or organized groups) to come on board by investing in their own electric vehicles (EVs) on our platform. The EVs should not be older than 2013 models as these are more efficient and give have better operational range. We will provide the charging infrastructure and hailing app for both driver and rider. You may arrange your own finance for the EV. You will benefit from additional 40% savings per ride attributed to fuel cost – once you are on our platform you can charge your EV on Nopia service stations for free. For more details please write to us on info@nopiaride.com

    1. If you are looking to come in as a driver, please fill out our application form here https://nopiaride.com/for-drivers/ Note that you are required to have a valid National Identification (ID), a valid PSV Driver’s License, a valid Certificate of Good Conduct. If approved to be a Nopia driver partner, we will contact you and agree on your electric vehicle driver training.

    1. Hello Steve. Nopia ride is an electric transportation hailing service. However, if you want to come in as an investor, we are encouraging driver partners (including individuals or organized groups) to come on board by investing in their own electric vehicles (EVs) on our platform.

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