Depends on Where You Plug In” Paul Stenquist (2012) explains that the dangerousness of electric cars on the environment relies on where the electricity that people use to charge their cars comes from. The author reports that the amount of greenhouse gases -carbon dioxide- produced from charging the car 's battery can have effect on variation of the climate. Moreover, Stenquist states that the impact of electric vehicles on the environment depends on the amount of the greenhouse gases released from the car into the air, which varies with the source of the electricity that charges the car. Further, The U.C.S report demonstrates that there are possibilities for the electric cars to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in places where the electric utility counts on natural gas, nuclear, hydroelectric or renewable sources to run its dynamo. On the other hand, places where the dynamo powered by burning coal, electric cars might not be as good as gasoline cars for the atmosphere. In other words, the author says that places that has immaculate electricity sources might produce less greenhouse gas emission than today’s gasoline engine vehicles. However, the author mentions that gas-powered cars are getting cleaner and better, and electric cars will become cleaner if the electricity for charging the cars cames from natural and renewable sources. Indeed, Stenquist believes that the automotive industry must deliver applicable alternative to the oil-fueled internal- combustion, which is producing vehicles which boasts less emissions (Stenquist,
“What we need to do is really improve energy efficiency standards, develop in full scale renewable and alternative energy and use the one resource we have in abundance, our creativity.” (Lois Capps) There are many ways we can utilize our abundance of creativity. Some have yet to be discovered, but some are being sought out today. One of these is the rise of the electric car. Despite a rough start competing with petroleum cars, electric cars will see a spark in popularity in the automotive market within the next few years with new models being developed and more charge stations being installed world wide. With more efficient ways of harvesting energy, the electric car will see more practical use and make its way into the lives of the average
In addition, replacing the gasoline with one of the energy could enhance the global warming from the worst consequences. In my opinion, when people use the electric cars, their lives might be simple and straightforward based on the source they use because people can charge the electric cars at home. In the future, people will use renewable energy in their lives and everything might use any sources rather than
The technology of electric cars has been around since the beginning of the nineteenth century but soon disappeared as the gasoline-powered engine took the limelight. It took until the seventies with oil prices at new heights that electric cars even became considered as an alternative. The main reasons the public identifies electric cars to be unattainable is because of their high cost and limited capabilities. In the early developing stages electric cars were extremely costly, basic, and so limited from a technical standpoint that many people thought buying a golf cart would be more practicable. Unfortunately, these prejudgments made many people blind to the vast improvement electric cars have made over the years. Their improvements have much to do with that major auto manufactures such as General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, and Tesla Motors producing high-performance electric vehicles. With major manufacturing companies continuing improvements on electric car engineering, the future of commuting automobiles has become electric.
Electric cars have been studied and the positive effects of the plug-in and hybrid vehicles are the greenhouse gases and pollution being lower over time will help the earth as a whole, and it will help us become less dependent of foreign oil. However there have been studies on the higher overall cost of electric vehicles. The car manufactures are still trying to figure out what the right size of battery pack is really needed for best overall use. Since the government was giving tax credit and the credit you were receiving was really not helping the overall cost versus a gas vehicle.
Electric Cars use the energy stored in a battery (or series of batteries) for vehicle propulsion. Electric motors provide a clean and safe alternative to the internal combustion engine. There are many pros and cons about electric cars. The electric vehicle is known to have faster acceleration. They produce no exhaust.
If I had been a delegate to the Philadelphia Convention, I would have opposed the
If progress is made toward making cars and trucks continuously more and more environmentally friendly, then the biggest source of harmful emission into the atmosphere will be put to a stop. On average, for each mile driven in a standard vehicle, 411 grams of carbon dioxide are emitted into the atmosphere, this equates to roughly 4.7 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, whereas a car that operates fully on electricity releases no tailpipe emissions into the atmosphere(EPA, 1). As this staggering
The substantial increase in the demand for EV’s came just in time as we are slowly but surely running out of oil. Some estimate that by the year 2040, 35 percent of all vehicles will be electric (Sullins, 2017). An article from the U.S. Department of Energy stated that “Electric vehicles hold a lot of potential for helping the U.S. create a more sustainable future. If the U.S. transitioned all the light-duty vehicles to hybrids or plug-in electric vehicles, we could reduce our dependence on foreign oil by 30-60 percent, while lowering the carbon pollution from the transportation sector by as much as 20 percent (energy.gov, 2014). It’s obvious that gas-powered vehicles have harmed our planet with their emissions. Although EV’s cannot reverse that damage that has been done, they can eliminate, or at least slow down, the inevitable demise that our planet is headed towards. Along with the beneficial environmental factors that correspond with electric cars, there are also beneficial financial factors. The average American spends about $2,000 on gas annually. In the future, charging stations will charge roughly $12.00 for a full charge, which is about 300 miles. This means that the average American will save about $1,400 per year on these specific car
The first disadvantage is that they have low mileage. The normal gasoline vehicle can run for more than 400 km with a full tank. However, the electric car can only run for 200 km or less from when they are fully charged. Another disadvantage is that battery packs are extremely expensive. It depends on the brand or type of electric car but the average price of a battery pack is US$100. The cheapest one can be US$50 and the most expensive one can be US$300 per battery pack. The third issue is that it takes time to charge the battery of a plug in hybrid. Again, it depends on the type or brand. To recharge a completely empty car battery from an 120-volt socket, it takes 10-20 hours. If you use a 240-volt socket, it takes 4-8 hours. Therefore it takes at least 4 hours to fill an empty tank with electricity. Last but not least, the engine of an electric car very quiet while it’s running. This can be an advantage but it can also be a disadvantage. If it is too quiet, people might not notice that the car is coming from behind them. In some cases the electric car’s silence might be dangerous and lead to
To this day I still remember the first time I saw an electric car. I remember coming home to my mother and telling her that I saw a car that runs on no gas. My mom, being the classic uneducated woman looks at me and said “what movie did you get that from”, I laughed as I searched it on my phone, and showed her the different models of electric cars. Soon after my mother was telling everybody how she would love to have the new sleek, trendy modern electric car “The Tesla”. Ever since the day I laid my eyes on that car, I sincerely found my fascination with electric cars. Electric cars are truly the best cars ever created! To begin with, electrical cars don’t need gas to operate. Furthermore, Electrical cars are safer, they don’t
The electric vehicle is a simple wiring project whereas, ICE cars looks like a big project with a fuel lines, exhaust pipes, coolant and a big engine. Obviously, there is a prominent future for EVs. Since, fuel prices are increasing and to control carbon emissions and pollution government encouraging EVs and providing subsidies. The strength of electric vehicle is all depends on its battery quality and how the system is controlling the car body parts. This technology is still young, and there is a lot more research need to be done. EV fuel could average 3.5 cents a mile, as compared to around 16 cents
The problem of this study was to research the development and impacts of the electric vehicle. At the turn of the 19th Century when automobiles were new, electric vehicles outnumbered gasoline-powered vehicles. The problem for the electric car was that electric battery technology did not improve nearly as fast as gasoline technology and by 1910 the interest in the development of the electric vehicle had all but ceased (Sedgwick 1996). Electric vehicles made a surge back onto the national scene because of the oil crisis of the late seventies and the early eighties, but nterest soon dropped however, because the crisis was soon solved. Today the current surge of interest in electric vehicles replacing the internal combustion engine, or ICE, is due strictly to one concern, air quality. The world’s population is booming and cars are polluting the world’s cities, dumping large amounts of carbon dioxide and other climate-altering greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, and consuming vast quantities of petroleum (Sperling 1995). Now is the time for the solution, the electric car.
Gas Prices are rising and are not coming down anytime soon. Pollution from gas guzzling cars are polluting major cities around the world. Hybrid and electric cars are an important invention because it reduces our dependence on fossil fuels and lowers pollution in out major cities.
In this case study I will be discussing advantages and disadvantages of electric cars. Electric cars are cars that are powered by electricity. Electric vehicles are an important part of cutting emissions and reducing global warming. The battery of an electric car stores electrical energy. The electric motor is coupled to the wheels through gears; it converts 59-60% of electrical energy into the wheels. The battery runs the motor which allows the car to move. Electric cars are necessary as they will save money, because electricity is cheaper than gas. Also electric vehicles will help reduce global warming and pollution. However, some people say that electric cars still have environmental costs. The electricity used to recharge EV batteries has to come from somewhere in the world, and now, most electricity is generated by burning fossil fuels. Although electric vehicles are classified as green cars, purists will not appreciate the toxicity of the batteries.