If you had the chance to watch commercials during Super Bowl LVII, you might have noticed the uptick in commercials for electric vehicles. Although passenger EVs are different than the electric vehicle food carts we make they still run off the same technology.
What is an EV or Electric Vehicle
EV is an acronym for “electric vehicle” – a vehicle powered by an electric motor instead of a traditional engine that runs off gasoline or diesel. Today’s EVs can be powered by batteries, fuel cells, or hybrid systems combining electric and gasoline power. Some can even be powered by solar or wind.
Because many EVs produce fewer emissions, they are considered an environmentally friendly alternative. Some, like the Gallery Cart’s EVs are 100% Carbon Neutral.
What are Some of the Benefits of Electric Vehicles
One of the most significant advantages of using electric vehicles is that they are considered better for the environment. EVs produce zero tailpipe emissions and, as a result, don’t pollute the air like gasoline or diesel-powered vehicles. They are also more energy-efficient than their gas-powered counterparts reducing dependence on fossil fuels.
EVs also offer quiet, smooth driving while maintaining excellent acceleration and performance. Electric motors can deliver full torque from a standstill while remaining whisper quiet.
What Are Some of the Different Types of Electric Vehicles
- Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs): Vehicles that are fully electric and rely solely on a rechargeable battery for power. These vehicles are charged by plugging into an electrical outlet or a charging station.
- Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs): These vehicles have electric and gasoline engines. These EVs can run on electricity alone for a limited range before switching to the gasoline engine for extended-range driving. They can be charged by plugging into an electrical outlet or a charging station.
- Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs): These vehicles have an electric motor and a gasoline engine, but the electric motor cannot power the vehicle on its own. The electric motor helps to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions by assisting the gasoline engine.
- Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs): These vehicles use a fuel cell to convert hydrogen into electricity to power an electric motor. They produce no emissions and are typically refueled with compressed hydrogen at a fueling station.
- Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs): These are small, low-speed electric vehicles designed for short trips and often used in communities like retirement homes, campuses, and gated neighborhoods. They typically have a top speed of around 25 mph and can travel up to 30 miles on a single charge.
Who Manufacturers Electric Vehicles
The 2023 Super Bowl commercials sampled some of the electric vehicles offered by various manufacturers.
This ad from Hyundai features Kevin Bacon driving a Hyundai IONIQ 6 – an all-new electric sedan.
Nissan’s Super Bowl ad with Brie Larson shared Nissan’s electric vehicle lineup. Nissan carries a variety of electric vehicles, starting with the Leaf, the first mass-produced 100% electric vehicle (2010), to its latest offering, the Ariya, an SUV crossover with all-wheel drive.
GM and Netflix partnered with Will Farrell to talk about EVs during Super Bowl LVII with the catchline, “Let’s give EVs the stage they deserve.”
Jeep’s Electic Boogie commercial featured the brand’s 4xe plug-in hybrid model.
Ram’s tongue-in-cheek “Premature Electrification” commercial introduced the new Ram 1500 Rev, anticipated to be released in 2024.
And although we didn’t run a Super Bowl Commercial this year, you can also check out the Gallery Carts Commerical Electric Vehicles.
Although the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LVII, electric vehicles may be the real winners. If you want more information on how you can win with electric vehicles, contact us by filling out the form below.