Electric cars impose a serious risk on the oil and gas industry. The extent by which this market succeeds reciprocally defines the extent by which the oil and gas industry deteriorates. As with all forms of technology, there comes a point in time where one form of technology no longer appears to be useful in comparison with an applicable alternative. The current inhibitors of electric car adoption are the price of batteries and vehicle performance. With that being said, battery prices dropped over 30% just last year and are expected to continue dropping. Projections estimate that 35% of cars will have a plug by 20401. However, even in the next few years, companies such as Tesla, Chevrolet, and Nissan plan to offer electric cars on the market at an affordable price. The question then becomes: when the oil and gas market will be displaced by the electric market? If both markets produce a vehicle of similar price and quality, then it is reasonable to assume that a customer will choose the option that is more eco-friendly. The moral issue still remains: should the vehicles of tomorrow be fueled by gasoline or are viable options readily available and acceptable?
Climate change occurs mainly because of human activities, such as harvesting resources, industrialization, and technological invention, among other factors. One of the main reasons climate change has occurred in the last a few decades is because conventional cars which made their first appearance in 1886, have become increasingly popular. Although, conventional cars are more efficient and less expensive than hybrid cars, hybrid cars help reduce the negative impact on the environment more than conventional cars. A Hybrid car has disadvantages due to the battery and power of the engine, which has to improve over time, which makes people less likely to buy hybrid cars over conventional cars in the present such as gas and diesel. Even though both conventional and electric cars have negative impact on the environment, they have different scale of impact on the environment. By looking at how each system of both types of cars work, what the effect on fuel consumption rate and greenhouse gas emissions are, and what the disadvantages of electric cars are compared to conventional cars, hybrid electric cars are less likely to negatively impact on the environment more than conventional cars.
Nearly every household in America owns a gas powered vehicle, which pollutes our environment daily. Our society needs to consider furthering its knowledge and use of electric cars. Pollution of our environment must come to a halt in every situation possible in order to save the future of our atmosphere. I believe that the switch from gas-powered cars to electric cars is a very necessary and reasonable approach to save the environment. Several different car manufacturers have already began making efforts to adapt their vehicles to become more environmentally safe products. Although our country runs off oil and its proceeds, we can still attempt to make conversions that will lead to an overall
Gas powered cars are one of the major causes of global warming , and air pollution. Gas powered cars are able to create a lot of carbon dioxide that harm the environment. These cars can also spill certain fluids that can harm the environment. Some of these fluids are motor-oil, gasoline and brake fluid. These fluids can harm humans as well as animals, and can pollute our water systems. Electric cars on the other hand are better for the environment. They use half the energy of a gas powered car, so they don’t cause as much pollution in the air. They also use cleaner energy; electricity, which doesn’t harm the environment as much as
Ever since the invention of the wheel, man has never ceased the quest for innovating personal mobility. From the 19th century to the present, there have been tremendous development in industrial design and chemical engineering that have contributed to the present vehicles, particularly the cars. The Toyota Prius for instance, which “was developed and released in Japan in 1997, is the world’s first mass-produced hybrid car and was made available in other parts of the world by 2000” (Cox, 2017).
Electric vehicles should be big a consideration for the world. Our planet is suffering a lot due to climate change. It’s caused by burning fossil fuel and releasing its gas into the air and most cars today run on fossil fuel and it’s damaging our planet. Electric cars are clean energy vehicles, meaning it doesn’t damage the world. This is the main reason while society needs to consider manufacturing more electric cars and make them affordable and more well known. If a big part of the world’s population used electric cars instead of cars that runs of gas, it would be very beneficial to the world. But even with this huge benefit that
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For many years, the only way to fuel a car has been through gasoline. Many people believe that it the best form of operation, but recently alternatives to gas have surfaced. Today we opt to purchase hybrid, solar, and electric cars instead of gas fueled. The problem lies in the difference of efficiency of gas fueled cars versus alternative fuel options. Do we need gas fueled cars? Is it worth the extra money for an electric or hybrid car? Do gas fueled cars really affect the environment? Will getting rid of gas fueled cars cause a loss of jobs ? People need to understand that the continuation of gas fueled cars are detrimental to the environment. The replacement of gas fueled vehicles is best for the natural world.
Ever since their invention, cars have been powered by gasoline. Over the years as gas prices fluctuated and supplies continue to dwindle, motorists have started looking for a more reliable and cost effective alternative. As a result car companies have begun producing a new type of car to meet the demands of consumers; the electric car. In recent years the electric car has been a source of great controversy, some seeing it as the future of personal transportation, while others see it as the inefficient and unreliable dream of environmentalists. Currently, the United States has been supporting this growth and development of electric cars. The U.S is showing this support by providing tax benefits to consumers who purchase electric vehicles, along with providing government subsidies to companies such as Tesla who are fueling the growth of these electric cars. The United States should continue to promote the use and development of electric cars because they are beneficial to consumers, the economy, and the environment. The promotion of these electric cars will also lead to the continuing developments of technology. These improvements to technology will only further benefit society in the United States.
The electric vehicle smashes the gas engine in terms of pollution. A study conducted by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power found that electric vehicles would reduce emissions substantially over 100,000 miles, producing just 75 pounds of pollutants, compared to the gas engine's 3,008 lbs. of pollutants. What is more, electric cars and gas cars emit some similar pollution. However electric cars are also polluted,
Every couple years, there have been new innovations. Nikole Tesla inventing the Tesla Coil and the remote control, among many other things even though the government alleged did not want him to bring his inventions to the world that did not stop him from creating. When Steve Jobs decided to bring Apple products and services to the world, the public did not care for him or what he was able to offer, but that did not stop him from creating one of the greatest companies known to man. Now there is Elon Musk, rocket scientist and co-founder of Paypal. From the company he co-founded, he officially began to use his earnings from Paypal to bring Tesla Motors to the world. Steve Jobs, Nikole Tesla and Elon Musk all have one thing in common; people
Combustion engines produce greenhouse gasses that contribute to global warming. Electric vehicles produce a much lower amount of greenhouse gasses, making them much more environmentally friendly. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, ”On average, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) representative of those sold today produce less than half the global warming emissions of comparable gasoline-powered vehicles”. However, recent studies conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research suggest that electric cars may not be as environmentally clean as people believe
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When hearing the words gas, hybrid and electric, people automatically think of automobiles.. [this is a very clunky opening—rewrite it—I think people do know those are the three main types of cars…]
The planet changes over time, but people cause negative impact to their environment. To protect Earth, consumers need to be conscious of their role as technology continues to advance. More specifically, the automobile industry creates pollution, “in 2013, transportation contributed more than half of the carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides, and almost a quarter of the hydrocarbons emitted into our air” (ucs). Conventional vehicles, utilizing internal combustion engines, cause these harmful emissions, but electric-vehicles protect the environment while providing consumers with an efficient use of energy. Energy serves as a crucial factor in technology and allows society to operate, but certain usages harm the world. As arguments develop about pollution and its effects, society needs to take the step towards clean energy. The transportation industry releases pollution through fumes caused by combustion within engines. In terms of automobiles, the conventional gasoline vehicles and electric-vehicles compete to gain attention from consumers. The electric-vehicle uses energy more efficiently than the gasoline vehicle, which loses energy through combustion. Additionally, the EV offers performance benefits for individuals. While offering a smooth and quiet drive, these vehicles require less maintenance. Finally, the EV allows money to stay within the nation, since local utility companies produce electricity. For these reasons, a national tax exemption should be offered to encourage