The electric car is a car powered by an electric motor, uses electricity stored in batteries or other energy storage place. Electric cars are very popular in the late 19th century and early 20th century, but then fade in popularity because of internal combustion engine technology is more advanced and the price of gasoline is getting cheaper.
Energy crisis in the 1970s and 1980s had aroused little interest in electric cars, but it was in the 2000s was the new vehicle manufacturers pay attention to the vehicle electric power. This is because oil prices soared in the 2000s and many of the world community is already aware of the bad effects of greenhouse gas emissions.
As of Novemver 2011, electric models are available and sold in the market some countries is the Tesla Roadster, REVAi, Renault ZE fluence, Buddy, Mitsubishi i MiEV, Tazzari Zero, Nissan Leaf, the Smart ED, Wheego Whip LiFe, Mia electricity, and BYD e6. Nissan Leaf, with sales of more than 20,000 units worldwide (until November 2011), and Mitsubishi i-MiEV, with global sales of more than 17,000 units (up to October 2011), is the second biggest-selling electric cars in the world.