The Electric Cars

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Cars production development is very noticeable. People nowadays are trying to purchase or develop cars, and devices that are less harmful to the environment, and use alternative power sources other than gasoline and petroleum, which are the main causes for environmental pollution. According to the documentary Who killed the Electric Car? Shown in class, the narrator mentioned that, "for every gallon of gas we burn to power our cars, we add nineteen percent of carbon dioxide to the air." Carbon dioxide emission causes many issues related to the health of both children and adults. There were many attempts to manufacture electrical cars as seen in the film, but the production of the cars did not last. In 1996, California retried to manufacture the electric cars. It was successful in manufacturing and selling cars for only ten years. After that, the production of the electric car disappeared. Many obstacles face the making and selling of the electric car. For example, oil companies, The Californian Air Resources Board (CARB), suppliers to the auto industry, and advertisement problem. During the film, there were a few commercials for the electric car. The commercials that General Motor Company did for advertising the electric car did not get the attention needed to be successful, and if it were broadcast on television, people would change the channel rather than seeing it. One of the commercials had no relation with cars, for a moment one could think this advertisement is for an appliance used in the kitchen. It includes a toaster, blender, and other kitchen appliances. From a consumer's view, both of them were boring, and consumer would not get attracted to purchase this car. At the beginning of the electric car production, th... ... middle of paper ... ...y supporters and good infrastructure for charging the car were also a part of killing the electric cars. Moreover, nowadays consumers search only for the lowest price, technology, and their own self-interest; they do not care for the effects that any good has on the environment. Government and companies also do not support the minority who want to purchase eco- friendly cars and devices; they look for what product will increase their profit and what the majority of people seek to purchase. Works Cited Work Cite Conca, James. "Are Electric Cars Really That Polluting?" Forbes. 21 July 2013. Web. 2013. <>. Colander, David C. Macroeconomics. New York: McGraw-Hill/ Irwin. 2013. Print. "Who Killed the Electric Car?" 2011 <>.

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