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Persuasive Essay On Electric Cars

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Electric Energy Op Ed Rough Draft How would you like to never have to pay for gas again? With gas prices always changing you never know how much money you are going to be feeding to the pump. By trading your car in for an electric powered car, gas will be one less thing to stress about. By making this change you can save the money that you would be spending on your gas guzzling car and put it towards something else. There are many types of electric cars to choose from, ranging from the standard Nissan Leaf at $30,000 to the luxury BMW i8 at $145,000. Not only would you be saving yourself time and money by going electric, but you would also be taking a stride towards a better planet. With the supply of fossil fuels steadily declining, gas and oil is becoming harder to harvest which means it is getting more expensive. Fossil fuels take millions of years to be naturally produced, yet each person burns gallons of gas per day (Maehlum par. 5). Though fossil fuels are produced naturally, when burned they release nitrogen oxides gases into the atmosphere, which contributes to the formation of smog and acid rain. According to the EPA, major sources of these nitrogen oxide emissions come from cars and trucks, coal-fire powered plants, large industrial operations, and ships and airplanes (EPA par 3). By reducing the number of gas powered cars on the road, we can reduce the amount of harmful chemicals we are releasing into our atmosphere. Gas powered cars do not only effect our air,
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