Resolved: Electric Cars Are Overall Better Than Gas Cars
Hello, and thank you to anyone who participates in this debate. Special thanks to my opponent, greekgodfan321 for either accepting or declining this debate.
Because of my personal opinion with the resolution put forth, I am obliged to argue in acceptance to the resolution that states, 'Resolved: Electric cars are overall better than gas cars."
This will be a four round debate. The criteria in which the debate will flow is as follows---
Before passing this debate onto my opponent, I must lay out some key terms in regards to the resolution...
Electric Cars: (mechanical engineering) An automotive vehicle that is propelled by one or more electric motors powered by a special rechargeable electric battery rather than by an internal combustion engine. 
Are: Self-explanatory 
Overall Better: Including everything; comprehensive/Better---meaning in terms of electric cars V.S. gas cars [2-]
Than: As compared to
Gas Cars: A car maintained by some sort of internal-combustion engine. [2--]
With these statemnts put forth in regards to the resolution, it is obvious to see as PRO, I will be arguing the fact that Electric Cars are Overall better, in terms of pollution and other contributing factors that hurt our environment (and in a more wider scope than just this)---as compared to gas cars, that in terms of the resolution, aren't necessarily better OVERALL as compared to electric cars because of a variety of reasons which will hopefully be asked and discussed in the rounds to come in this debate.
With our criteria at hand, our definition at equal opportunity, let us see if CON shall accept. Thank you.
. [2-]. [2--]- http://www.thefreedictionary.com...
First and foremost, I undertsand that answers.com isn't the most reliable source, but I was merely using it for a simple definition. In fact, the def. answers.com offred was obtained from a sci-tech term and definition dictionary. In regards to electrical engineering, that seems to be a pretty reliable source when looking for key terms, evidence, or in my case, a simple defintion. If you don't believe this, check the link once more...In any case
That said, let's do a little math. In Portland, Ore., where electric cars are gaining ground and the local utility is providing charging infrastructure, electricity runs about 6 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh). The new Mini E, which is still in field trials, uses .22 kWh per mile, which translates to 22 kWh for 100 miles (160.9 kilometers) of driving. And in Portland, 22 kWh will cost $1.32.
Just to compare, the 2011 Mini Cooper that runs on gasoline gets 31 miles per gallon (49.9 kilometers per gallon) combined, according to the EPA, which translates to 3.2 gallons (12.1 liters) per 100 miles 160.9 kilometers). And if a gallon of gas is about $2.70, as AAA says it is today, then that same 100 miles (160.9 kilometers) would cost $8.64 in a Mini with an internal combustion engine instead of a Mini with a bank of batteries. 
Now onto my main contentions
Contention One: Electric Cars Are Oveall Better In Terms of KEY APSPECTS
Economic and environmental factors are the top reasons for considering electric-powered alternatives to vehicles that run on conventional fuels such as gasoline, propane and diesel.
EVs generally cost less in total to own, operate and maintain than combustion-powered vehicles, even in cases where the initial purchase price is somewhat higher.
Electric motors have very few moving parts and don’t need fluids such as engine oil, anti-freeze or transmission fluid, so they require relatively little maintenance and are far less likely to leak. Excellent reliability means down time is less likely, too.
No pollutant Emissions
EVs emit no pollutant from the tailpipe, so they’re cleaner for the environment and better for everyone’s respiratory health.
Significantly, according to the Electric Vehicle Association (USA) electric cars are 90% cleaner in greenhouse emissions than the latest gasoline fuelled cars. That’s a great asset for Mother Earth 
EVs also run far more quietly than their combustion-powered counterparts which enhances worker health and comfort – a smart move in an era of rising medical costs.
Lower Overall Emissions
The overall emissions associated with using EVs are typically far less than the emissions from their combustion-powered counterparts.
Most EVs charge up at night when system wide demand for electricity is low. They tap existing generating capacity that is not fully used rather than increasing demand for new capacity.
Reduced Oil Consumption
Choosing EVs instead of combustion powered vehicles contributes to reduced dumping of engine oils into the environment and reduced U.S reliance on foreign oil. 
With these statements put forth, it is easy to see that EV are overall better as compared to gas cars. But if these are the positive asects of Electrical Vehicles...why are they necessrily BETTER than gas vehicles? Well the answer lies within my next contention that Gas Cars are overall NOT better than as compared to EV
Contention Two: Gas Cars Are Overall (In Key Aspects) Nowhere NEAR As Beneficial, Efficient, And Overall BETTER As Compared To Electrical Vehicles.
The gasoline engine has been the method of choice for powering cars for as long as automobiles have been in existence. However, a number of by-products from gas-powered engines have drawn mounting criticism for their level of pollutants, a stagnant fuel economy and the drain on gasoline resources.
The Fuel Source
Contention Three: Beneficial Or Not?
There is no way that I can compete fairly with you.
I do thank you for teaching me about electric cars. It was very enlightening.
Alvin 8th grader
I would like to say thank you to my opponent for reading my case, and respectfully and politely forfeiting. It has been an honor at least knowing you're willing to accept my debates, and I hope to challenge you later on in the future (if you're willing to :).
Thank you, and I suppose I will just forfeit the other rounds and forget out the whole thing.
Once more, thank you, and have a good day.
Puppet911 forfeited this round.
greekgodfan321 forfeited this round.
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