Department of Energy, vehicles that run on gasoline emit the equivalent of 11,435 pounds of carbon dioxide per year on average nationwide. For all-electric vehicles, this average drops to about 4,815 pounds of carbon dioxide per car, per year (Emissions). Based on these statistics, there are definitely measurable benefits that come from using cleaner energy sources for travel. Cars that run solely on electricity produce less than half the amount of emissions that vehicles that run on solely on gasoline do. While the use of only electric cars is not necessarily the best possible solution to the problem of inefficient travel methods on a widespread level, they do provide a good example of clean technology that has already been created and somewhat implemented into daily use. If these types of vehicles where used by the majority of the population, it is easy to see that amount of damage done to the environment by greenhouse gas emission would drastically decrease. Moreover, the type of technology used in electric cars could be expanded to use in aircraft as well to create hybrid aircraft that use electricity along with fuel as a power source, therefore decreasing the amount of fossil fuels they consume and the amount of carbon dioxide they release in emissions. Clearly, there is much room for improvement in the efficiency of vehicles and aircraft, but there needs to be a larger initiative to take action on this issue if we are to protect the
Automobiles and its related manufacturing contribute to the degradation of the environment causing great concerns from consumers, governments, policy makers and environmentalists, regarding the economy and global warming. This resulted in market changes, due to new environmental laws, legislations, standards, product requirements and consumer wants. The gasoline engine produces emissions that are deadly for the environment, hence the big race by the automobile producers to develop an efficient alternative fuel/energy for powering its vehicles. Deloite (2014) ‘In 2012, new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards were released in the U.S. that requires automakers to raise the average fuel efficiency of new cars and trucks to 54.5 MPG by 2025.’ (“Global Automotive Consumer Study”, 2014, p.4) The industry is engaged in research and development to develop more efficient internal combustion engines, electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrids, and vehicles powered by natural gas. The government offers incentives in the form of rebates for the purchase and sale of energy efficient
...n the auto industry, the government, consumers, and environmentalists have indispensable roles to play in fulfilling this agenda. Though some opponents of this idea have cited a potential lack of a ready market, it is clear from the discussion that resources can be marshaled towards making new cars affordable. Efficient cars will promote clean and efficient transportation. Alternatives such as hybrid and electric vehicles and technologies such as aerodynamics and direct injection gas engines can be harnessed to make this venture a reality. The economy would benefit a great deal from saving a lot of money that goes into oil importation and many job opportunities would be created. The costs that have resulted from the impacts of global warming are an enormous burden to the economy. It would be a relief to the economy if more efficient cars are produced.
Examine in detail the History of the Industrial Revolution. Discuss why Britain led the way in the Industrial Revolution and also explain in detail the effects of industrialization on society.
People use automobiles as their main transportation on the daily basis to get from point A to point B. They use them to go to work, school, or simply to do the weekly groceries in the city. As more people use cars, more CO2 emissions are released into the atmosphere, destroying it as well. Although many car companies started to make smaller engines, there are still a mass amount of cars that still produce excessive CO2 emissions. With time, the CO2 will cluster up and slowly destroy our environment, and our planet as well. This is why a solution needs to be projected towards this problem as quickly as possible.
Despite the looming problems at hand, I can’t help but feel optimistic about the situation. Technology has gotten us into this problem, and it could very well get us out of it. One breakthrough in technology could easily reduce the incidence of pollution in the long run. With the emergence and surprising popularity of hybrid cars (Hybrid Cars, March 2005) and all the research into alternative fuels such as hydrogen, it seems that the only thing missing is the technology itself. The market is clearly there. Hybrid cars have sold an astounding already. Also, considering the unprecedented exponential rate of technological advance in the past 100 years, it seems almost inevitable that a breakthrough is just around the corner.
Large countries need a lot of energy and cause serious pollution problems every year, and this situation cannot be changed by reducing car numbers or making less waste. Qinghua Bi (2013) tells us that the total energy consumption in China increased to 3250000000 t in 2010, an average annual increase of about 8%.The growing energy demand rapid growth has brought our country's energy supply more pressure to our country's energy supply, and it also brought a sharp increase in greenhouse gas emissions. ‘People find it hard to give the same level of reality to the future as they do to the present. Thus a small reward offered now will normally be taken in preference to a much larger one offered at some remove’ (2009, pp. 2–3).
Nestle is trying to get water from Lake Michigan for dirt cheap and turn around and sell it in California to make an outstanding profit. Nestle can pump up to 400 gallons of water per minute. Chevron contributed to 3.52 percent to global warming emissions and dumped millions of gallons of toxic waste in Ecuador. Was fined $9.5 million for spreading toxins throughout the Amazon river. First company to be fined $2 million in Africa for oil spills. In 2011 a crude oil spill of the coast of Rio de Janeiro and fined $17.3 million by the Brazilian government. ExxonMobil contributes 3.22 percent of global warming emissions. Air pollution is extremely serious and more than half is caused my automobiles according to the Union of Concerned Scientists. Also said that nearly one half of Americans live in areas that do not meet the federal air quality standards. A solution to this problem could be electric cars. Throughout 2017 there has been more releases of electric cars. Tesla is known for their electric vehicles and if they could come up with a cheap reliable car for the majority of Americans. Instead of having a $70,000 car being their cheapest model, maybe they drop a $20,000 car that your average American can afford. After a few years the cars value will go down allowing college and high school students to purchase it. I read an article by Swapna Krishna on Mercedes-Benz and they plan to have an electric version of all their models by
Wong, E. (2013, September 12). China’s plan to curb air pollution sets limits on coal use and vehicles. The New York Times.
The tradeoff here is between the First world’s demand for environmentally friendly cars, which people buy while thinking that they are doing the world a favor, and the actual implications of producing such a car in a Third world country like China. The Chinese government is between “a rock and a hard place” of whether to protect the health of their own people or to chase after the millions and billions of profits the rechargeable battery market has to offer.
Electric cars help lower emissions because they have completely clean motors. As time progresses, emission standards rise and will become harder to meet for automakers. Electric motors will always have zero emissions and auto makers won't have to spend extra money to make their engines cleaner and more fuel efficient. Originally, when the internal combustion engine was invented, pollution wasn't a problem. After hundreds of years and the many combustion engines created, all the exhaust has built up. Today, pollution is one of the largest problems in our environment. Every year the average miles driven rises for everyone. When this rises, the pollution rises as well. Toni Marzotto, in "The Evolution of Public Policy: and the Environment," explains how air pollution will continue to keep on increasing:
Competition for good things like public health, making the earth safe to live are positive aspects of competition, but global competition can also have a downside concerning the environment. This is true for the production of vehicles, as companies are coming with designs and new models with improved engines, but fuel consumption and the pollution of the air remains the same. In addition to the concerns about car manufacturing and driving, we should also consider the impact of construction areas where new houses are being built, with many truck with loads going across the country. This is an important contribution to pollution, which creates both air and noise pollution. Japan and Europe auto manufacturing based in US has recently involved activities to improve fuel efficiency of their vehicles. The European car makers planned to design a new engine and at same time to develop long distance vehicles. The autos made in Europe, for example Daimler Chrysler, recently came out with a new product which is a vehicle with 3 liters per hour, and also a diesel engine, which consumes 3.4 liters of fuel per 100
...ng with protecting the environment these industries must take an initiative to produce electric or solar cars which also reduces traffic, congestion, and pollution, as well as the cost spent on petrol will be less since the OIL cost is high.