White’s main points relate to the automotive revolution. Environmentalists want car companies to determine how to make alternatives to the regular petroleum-fueled engine. White explains alternative methods that could persuade the automotive industry to go green, such as using ethanol or other biofuels to power one’s car (332). However, while explaining
1. Americans are known for their long-term love affair with their cars. But as gasoline prices soar and concern about the environment mounts, the standard of living by ordinary people on a daily basis also become difficult; the need to conserve gasoline has become increasingly clear. What would it take to reduce the overall demand for gasoline in the United States most especially as we see it now?
In the article, “ Why the Gasoline Engine Isn’t Going Away Anytime Soon,” Joseph B. White writes about the reality of the old school, yet productive ways how the internal-combustion engine is going to stay in the competitive market. While at the same time he describes the change for the industry is coming just at a gradual slow pace. For years environmentalists and energy saving specialists could not accomplish what high oil prices did in just a couple years. Changing the game of auto makers focus to make improvements to their engines. The idea of changing from oil to electricity is possible but there is few chances of it succeeding until the future. The author states that cars powerful enough to serve more than one function are the basic need
The world produces around 85 million barrels of oil each day. About a quarter of that percentage goes to the United States of America, which is used up mostly by means of transportations. Most people get around from place to place using a car, a car that is powered by fuel. Everywhere one goes driving, they will eventually run into a gas station but not a charging station for electric cars. Regular cars, burn off fuel that produce emissions (carbon, nitrogen, sulfur) that pollute and harm the environment. Although, there are some positives about switching there are also some problems that could appear but could be fixed. Electric cars have the potential to reduce the amount of pollution in the environment, boost the national economy and help
Everyone around the country needs to work to lower emissions into the air to reduce the greenhouse gases trapping heat in the atmosphere. I am not a fan of electric vehicles but, they are better for the environment than gas or diesel vehicles. They release less gases into the air and can be recharged almost anywhere with solar panel charger adapters. Some companies like, Tesla and VIA (General Motors Company) have made a dream for a person to own and be able to afford one.
Although many countries have developed technological solutions, such as low-sulphur fuels, three-way catalytic converters, and unleaded petroleum, Moriarty and Honnery argue otherwise. Moriarty and Honnery claim that finding a technological solution for automobile pollution is not possible. Instead, the human population will have to find alternative transportation solutions. They state that the public will have to make sociological alterations, such as walking or cycling to places, or in some cases, using more energy-efficient public transportation modes, as they will benefit the atmosphere more than technological fixes
Cars, just about every household in America has probably at least two parked in their driveway at any given time. The dependency on the gas powered car has substantially increased since it’s invention and production back in 1908 by the Ford Motor Company. As of 2014, it was estimated that there were over 88 million cars produced world-wide and growing every day. (Fig. 1) Even though a lot of these vehicles might be the new Hybrid edition, the majority of them have a dependency on oil and gasoline products for their survival and existence. Petroleum products, such as oil and gasoline do not come cheap or even free to the consumer, even the
Once families could afford two cars because of the lowering price, many women could now drive. African Americans could now drive as well; putting them at the wheel gave them new respect. The car also enables people to make a decision to go somewhere and leave immediately, no more waiting for a bus or a train. Cars gave Americans the freedom to move to other cities and start new lives. Although some people say that cars are dangerous because of accidents, there are many accidents involving trains, planes, and buses as well. Some may continue with “Cars are polluting the environment,” But other forms of transportation pollute just as much as
Cars and truck account for 20% of all U.S. global warming emissions, where more than 24 pounds per gallon of carbon dioxide and other global warming gases come right out of the car’s tailpipe (“Union of Concerned scientists”). This frightening statistic is part of the reason why the federal government has put in place many policies and incentives such as the Clean Air Act, The National Program for greenhouse gas emissions, Catalytic Converter Federal Laws, and incentives of $12,000 in California to get people to upgrade to more fuel-efficient cars. With such programs and incentives put in places, it is also important that car companies such as Toyota and Ford also take action to further cut pollution rates. They have done so by
As stated in his article “Why the Gasoline Engine Isn’t Going Away Any Time Soon,” Joseph B. White believes that “an automotive revolution is coming -- but it’s traveling in the slow lane” (White 260). He goes on to state throughout his article that today’s reality is one that prevents this “revolution” from taking place in the way that Americans all hope for. He sites the current inability to design an engine that would run on an energy source other than gasoline or diesel but still have the same power that traditional engines have, as well as the cost of gasoline versus the cost of electricity, as some of the sources of our woes. Some companies do not want to move away from their old factories and workers whose union agreements make dismissing
Why is it important to have a vehicle with good gas mileage? Miles Per Gallon (MPG) is the environmental issues. Driving any vehicle pollutes air, however, automobile will decrease the pollution in the air by improving the fuel efficiency. Consider buying cars that are fuel-efficient, it will reduce the destruction of our environment that is being done. Gasoline or diesel burns fossil fuels and it causes few environmental problems, such as smog which is the air pollution, and global climate change. Also, in another complication, spills from refining and transporting oil and petroleum products damage ecosystems and pollute groundwater and streams. Throughout the essay, it will be analyzed the effects, determining and explaining the different political cultures that would consider a personal viewpoint in the traditionalist, individualist, or
The authors reveal the “desperate delusion that alternative fuels can solve the ecological catastrophe that is the private car”. Corn-based ethanol produces more CO2 than oil-based petrol “if all the energy used in the growth phase is properly accounted for”. Corn-as-fuel also takes up five times more land than corn-as-food. Using hydrogen or electricity to power US cars would need more dirty coal as an energy source. Either that or an area as large as the state of Massachusetts for solar panels, or New York State for wind turbines, or 200 new nuclear energy plants. (Mugyenyi and Engler, 2010, p.106-113) “There is no such thing as a green car,” the authors conclude. “Unsustainable” would barely describe the car’s environmental failure if the rest of the world were to adopt US patterns of car ownership and driving behavior (Mugyenyi and Engler, 2010, p.114).
At this moment, people are using cars from a renewable source. The benefits of using renewable energies are that there will be less global warming and improve public health. Renewable energy does not pollute the air or the water that cause human to have a health problem, such as, breathing problem, neurological damage, heart attacks, cancer, premature death and a host of other serious problems. Right now, my mother is using a hybrid car that is a lot better than a vehicle that exclusively operates with
It’s the middle of the day in New York City, but the streets are quieter than the suburbs in the middle of the night. Could you imagine living in the world where cars were banned for the betterment of the environment that surrounds us endlessly? It may be hard for you to imagine, but places all around the world are trading their cars for bikes. In the articles, “Car-free day is spinning into a big hit in Bogota.” By Andrew Selsky and “In the German Suburb, Life Goes On Without Cars.” By Elisabeth Rosenthal, they describe how people are giving up their cars for a much easier and stress free life. By limiting your daily usage of your car you can positively improve your attitude and lower the percentage of greenhouse emissions polluting our atmosphere. There are many ways all around the world that this is being
America today has an addiction, gasoline an overpriced fuel that we use daily in our lives. In the film Who Killed the Electric Car they talk about the murder of the electric car, a car that is eco friendly, reliable, and is not costing us lives in the middle east. This addiction we have is costing us lives, over using natural resources, and prices are going up every year. The electric car is not just a social problem it is a political problem that has gone for profit than to actually solve economic issues.