Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Did you know that the first electric vehicle is about 200 years old?
Tesla and the last 15-20 years usually come to mind when it comes to electric vehicles. However, electric vehicles are much older.
The first electric vehicle was invented in 1835 by Thomas Davenport. Before we talk about its features, who is Thomas Davenport? Let’s give some information about it.
Thomas Davenport; He was an ordinary blacksmith, born in Williamstown, living in a village called Forest Dale. At the age of 32, he invented the first known electric vehicle in history. The electric vehicle had a mechanism powered by two electromagnets, a pivot and a battery.
Simultaneously, another electric vehicle was invented by Robert Anderson in Aberdeen, Scotland. These vehicles did not have a rechargeable feature.
Who was this Robert Anderson?
Robert Anderson; In 1825, he graduated from the U.S Military Academy. In April 1861, he was the Commander of the League in the American Civil War in Fort Sumter.
The year is 1897 and electric vehicles are now on the streets. On the roads of New York, electric taxis began to be used.
Considering that rechargeable batteries were invented in 1859 using lead and acid, which we know today as batteries, the first electric taxis can be assumed to be charged. However, there is no detailed information about how the vehicles were charged at that time.
For the beginning of the 1900s, the golden age of electric vehicles is called. According to the records belonging to that period, 28% of the vehicles produced in the USA are electric. Considering today, what a huge rate. One third of the vehicles used in New York, Boston and Chicago are powered by electricity.
And in the year 1908, the gasoline Model T vehicle produced by Henry Ford caused a drop in electric vehicles. After the production of the Model T, there was a serious difference between the sales price of electric vehicles and gasoline vehicles, and the public turned to buying gasoline vehicles.
Electric vehicles lost popularity between 1908 and 1970. In the 1970s, the use of electric vehicles came to the fore again due to the increase in air pollution.
In 1972, an electric vehicle was designed by BMW. However, this design called 1602 E was never produced.
The year 1997, the hybrid car Prius manufactured by Toyota became the first commercially marketed vehicle. However, electric vehicles still did not reach their popularity in the 1800s.
And the year 2006, Tesla, now known as the electric vehicle giant, entered the market. Until then, the biggest handicap of electric vehicles could be said to be the distance traveled in one go, while Tesla destroyed this handicap by traveling 200 km in one go with the electric vehicle it produced.
The Roadcaster model, which was launched by Tesla in 2011, has proven 240 km in one go, proving that electric vehicles can be produced to go much longer.
However, users still do not find the kms driven by electric vehicle sufficient. In order to increase the demand for electric vehicles and satisfy the users, companies have turned to develop charging stations. The more frequent and easy charging station can be found for electric vehicles, the more it is thought to be preferred by the users.
Unfortunately, there is no detailed information about the history of electric vehicles charging stations, charging methods.
If we look at today, the last record number for Turkey is taken under the charging station 582, data from the 2019 and do not include homes or private charging points that are found in the workplace.
With the increasing use of electric vehicles, it is possible to see electric vehicle charging station points in many car parking areas. Only private companies producing charging stations were released.
However, a new issue to be developed came up; feeding the charging stations, producing the energy required to charge electric vehicles.
Electric vehicles are very useful in terms of environmental pollution. However, an energy production is required for their use. Moreover, a very high level of energy production is required.
So, where to find resources for energy production? How will energy production be provided? While seeking answers to their questions, work began on topics such as renewable energy, energy production from garbage.
The good news is that pretty good developments are announced in this area as well. Perhaps a very short time later, electric vehicles, which can be extremely advantageous in terms of air pollution, environmental pollution and human health, will be completely dominant in the industry.