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should car manufactures make more alternative powered cars

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Started: 10/25/2013 Category: Cars
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ThomasHamilton398

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Why do main car manufactures such as ford continue to make cars which rely on fossil fuels? Should they be trying to find more environmentaly friendly ways to power them instead? As part of a citizenship task need to try and get other peoples opinion on the matter in order to build up a strong case.
itssean

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The problem with these "clean alternatives" is that they are not as effective or efficient for the for the oil companies. Hybrids that use electricity as an alternative to petroleum are still damaging the environment with all the fossil fuels used to make the electricity. The cost of powering electric cars is much cheaper than the cost of petroleum. "A 2007 study by the nonprofit Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) calculated that powering a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) would cost the equivalent of roughly 75 cents per gallon of gasoline -- a price not seen at the pump for 30 years." http://phys.org....
This means less money for the oil companies. Unfortunately It is more expensive to set up solar panels and windmills, in addition they provide less electricity and can be damaged easy. If power becomes cheaper, companies will have to raise their prices, and we're right back where we started. If manufactures make more cars with alternate energy sources, it will cause Prices to rise and companies to shut down.
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