An Electric Car is a type of car that runs on electricity. Because it runs on electricity it is a zero emission car, a car that doesn't produce pollution. An electric car has not yet been made that is safer than many of the gas alternatives, however it does not need gas so it pays for itself and is environmentally friendly. Some could parallel the electric car to a hydrogen powered car, though the technology for a hydrogen powered car is not yet refined to the point in which it can be mass produced. Electric cars are not currently mass produced.