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Electric vehicles should replace traditional gas vehicles

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Started: 4/26/2016 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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I think that electric cars should replace traditional gas vehicles. Here are my reasons:
1. Electric cars are entirely charged by the electricity you provide, meaning you don't need to buy any gas ever again. Gas is expensive and if we over mine the natural sources like gas, in someday they will be used up. So, driving electric vehicles is saving your money and protecting the environment.
2. Electric cars can reduce noise pollution because they are much quieter. Electric motors are capable of providing smooth drive with higher acceleration over longer distance.
3. Electric cars are 100 percent Eco-friendly as they run on electrically powered engines. It does not emit toxic gases or smoke in the environment as it runs on clean energy source. They are even better than hybrid cars as hybrids running on gas produce emissions. You will be contributing to a healthy and green climate.
Thank you


I disagree.
First off, gas and electric powered cars don't really have that much of a noise difference. Their downsides far outweigh their benefits. Electric cars are not as powerful as gas cars, so they can't be used in trucks, racing vehicles, or big military vechicles. Plus, they have a much shorter range then gas cars. Even worse, they take several hours to charge, which is completely impractical for longer distance driving. Even relatively short 2 hour drives are impractical as that will drain their battery completely.
Now for the environment.

The environment will not be helped by gas cars. True, they don't emit gases right out of the actual vechicle, but where does the power come from to do that? That won't work in poor countries too, as they don't have enough power anyway. The trillions we would spend on new infrastructure would be better spent on cleaner gas cars or hydrogen cars or power plants.

So electric cars won't help the environment, nor are they practical.

Your move
Debate Round No. 1


Thank you for accepting my debate.
First of all, I don't really agree electric cars are not powerful as gas cars. Electric car models such as Tesla Model S takes 3.0 seconds to reach to 100 km/h. It's faster than any car you see on the street. I also don't agree with electric vehicles are short driving. People can prepare a few charged batteries to repair when run out of electricity.
Now for the disagreements of the debate you've said about the environment.
Have you ever seen cars or vans emit black smoke? The black smoke is actually from diesel engines. It smells bad and will harm our health. Same thing in every buses we ride. Buses' waste gas are smelly and no one could stand there over a minute.



First, although there are some fast cars, those engines are much more expensive then a gas engine of similar power. And there is no way these engines can power a tank. As for the extra batteries, remember, that is even more cash, and those die out over time.

Now for the environment. Those gases emitted, although they are harmful, will be nothing compared to the huge, smelly, and big polluting power plants that we will need to build to power several hundred million cars and trucks. Plus, the trillions spent on infrastructure will be better spent on non-polluting power plants. We already are several trillion in debt, why add even more too it? That will kill the rest of our car companies too. Not to mention, poor countries will be unable to power their cars, as they can't even give power to themselves already.
Debate Round No. 2


I agree that electric engines cannot be used in military use but the electric engines are commonly used in private cars on the street. And although electric engines are more expensive than gas engines, the recharge fee is much cheaper.

A research in 2013 said that transportation contributed more than half of the carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides, and almost a quarter of the hydrocarbons emitted into our air. This air pollution carries significant risks for human health and the environment. Through clean vehicle and fuel technologies, we can significantly reduce air pollution from our cars and trucks by using electric engines, while cutting projected U.S. oil use in half within the next 20 years.

This is the end of my debate. Hope you like this debate as I am.


Well, thanks for the debate!

First off, yes, while the fee for charging is cheap, it takes 6 hours plus to recharge. That is simply impractical. Plus, any big trucks can not use electric engines as they are not powerful enough, as you said.

As for the enviroment, while it is true that electric cars have zero emissions, but they need to get power somehow. You know the way that will happen? By burning massive amounts of fossil fuels. So we will just be switching out emissions from one polluter to the other at the cost of trillions of dollars. As I've said before, this makes it impossible for poor countries to use electric cars as they have no power.

So I have shown that electric cars are simply impractical for today's society. Vote Con, and thanks for the debate!
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