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Are electric cars really better than gas-powered cars?

Asked by: treeface
  • I believe that they are better.

    I believe that people should use electric cars instead of gasoline powered cars, because it will protect our environment. Gasoline cars can pollute our Earth in many ways. The exhaust could pollute the atmosphere's air, and the oil in storage could leak and pollute the ocean. Gasoline cars are bad news to our environment. Electric cars are better, because it doesn't have exhaust that would pollute the air, and it doesn't require oil for its engine, so oil doesn't have to leak into the ocean. Another reason that electric cars are better, is that it will save people money. People spend about $4000 each year on gasoline. If we start using electric powered cars, we will be able to save more money. Clearly, electric cars are better for our environment, and they will make life easier for future generations.

  • Because there better

    Because they are better for the earth and good to ride in and fun to ride in and great to ride and really fun and very inexpensive and fun and cost efishent and they are so much better than gas cars so who ever argus against that is wong .

  • It is the best car

    I believe that people should use electric cars instead of gasoline powered cars, because it will protect our environment. Gasoline cars can pollute our Earth in many ways. The exhaust could pollute the atmosphere's air, and the oil in storage could leak and pollute the ocean. Gasoline cars are bad news to our environment. Electric cars are better, because it doesn't have exhaust that would pollute the air, and it doesn't require oil for its engine, so oil doesn't have to leak into the ocean. Another reason that electric cars are better, is that it will save people money. People spend about $4000 each year on gasoline. If we start using electric powered cars, we will be able to save more money. Clearly, electric cars are better for our environment, and they will make life easier for future generations.

  • Yup its cool

    I really like it cause i like it cause i like it cause i like it cause i like it cause i like it cause i like it causei like it cause i like it cause i like it cause i like it cause i like it causei like it cause i like it cause. And also my mommy and daddy have one

  • Electric cars are GOOD!

    Electric cars, Eco friendly, and gas is electricity. Some are fast some are slow that's only a bit of what I know. This is in the future so maybe not just Tesla or Nissan but Lamborghini, Toyota, Honda, Ferrari, and Chevrolet.

    Ok now let's use electric cars today :) :).

  • Electric cars are GOOD!

    Electric cars, Eco friendly, and gas is electricity. Some are fast some are slow that's only a bit of what I know. This is in the future so maybe not just Tesla or Nissan but Lamborghini, Toyota, Honda, Ferrari, and Chevrolet.

    Ok now let's use electric cars today :) :).

  • Electric cars are better

    If we continue driving gas powered cars more animals and humans will be getting hurt by the toxic chemicals gas powered cars release. I know that electrical cars can still be harmful but as long as we dispose of the batteries properly we should be fine. Another cause of global warming is us humans driving gas powered cars. This is why we need to not drive gas powered cars.

  • Electric cars are better

    As electric cars are more expensive, in the long run, the electricity that runs them are cheaper than gas. And for the distance, some electric cars can run for more than 400 km on one run. So I really don't see why so many people say that electric cars are bad.

  • Want A Dirtier World?

    To say that electric cars are better than gas-powered cars is a misunderstanding. Most people don't think about the other side of what we call an eco-friendly car. In production, fossil fuels are used to produce cars, same for gas. If you switch to electric cars, you are just switching to an already over-used source of fuel. As electric-powered cars do not produce visible pollution, you might change your mind if you see what their power- source is.

  • Look at all tho chickens

    Chicckens are aswsome like my chicken leg juicey yummy chicken are big and huge like my chicken thiy my chicken neck looks like a neck big juice chicken Electric Cars have less noise, they are quiet.

    If you have been a long time conventional car driver, your first time experience driving an EV is almost disturbingly quiet. Electric engines make almost no noise, which engineers have been perfecting for decades. The only sound you can hear is probably the muffled hum of tires on road. On the other hand, the noise level inside a gasoline vehicle can be as high as 75-80 decibels.4

    2. Electric Vehicles are more energy efficient.

    According to the U.S. Department of Energy website2, for a conventional fuel car, the combustion engine loses 62.4% of fuel as heat, only 15% of the energy stored in the gas tank is used to move the car. The rest is lost through friction and external forces such as aerodynamic drag. On the other hand, EV converts chemical energy to electrical energy at a rate of 90% efficiency.1,5

    3. Low maintenance cost.

    Electric cars do not require oil changes, because there is no oil used to run the engines. Same for fan belts, air filters, spark plugs or any of other parts that need occasional replacement for a gasoline car. Even the brakes on an EV last longer than a gasoline car because EV slows the car by reversing the electrical motor instead of applying mechanical friction.1,6 The major component of an electric car – battery has high durability too, both Nissan and Chevy are offering 8 year/100,000 miles warrantees for the LEAF and Volt batteries. 1, 6

    4. Electric Cars save you money.

    Electric cars can save money for gas, but people always said that EVs are so much more expensive to buy. For example, the 2011 Nissan LEAF SL has an MSRP of $33,7207, the four-door 2011 Honda Civic Si offers many of the similar features for price of %$24,4051. That’s over $9,000 cheaper. But there is a catch. The U.S. government is offering $7,500 in federal tax rebate for the purchases of a new EV. Many states like California offer an extra $5,000 incentives through 20151,7. That’s a total of $12,500 saving already! In terms of fuel cost, if you drive the Honda Civic 15,000 miles per year for five years, the cost for gas can be as much as $10,057. For the same mileages on a LEAF will cost only $3,000 for electricity.1

  • Environmental Safe...I Don't Think So.

    Though electric cars do not burn fossil fuels while they are in use their motors use massive amounts of harmful toxic chemicals such as aluminum, copper and nickel. When these cars are in the production line they use twice the amount of fossil fuels than gasoline cars use and it harms the environment twice as badly as conventional cars. Not to mention when they are decomposed all the dangerous toxic chemical go right to our atmosphere.
    Source: News, BBC. "Electric Cars 'pose Environmental Threat'" BBC News. N.P., n.D. Web. 13 Sept. 2016.

  • Electric is bad

    If you go a long distance the battery will not last that long and you will be stuck. I also think people will not correctly recycle the batteries that will cause a lot of pollution to the environment. I also don't like that the new tesla cars cost more than my dad's Mercedes.

  • Still causes pollution, Still costs money, and does not meet the technological performance equivalent to that of a gasoline car.

    1) It causes pollution. Most countries use fossil fuels or nuclear to generate electricity and that's how most of the electric power is generated in the world. By using electricity instead of gasoline, you use the fossil fuels burned in plants instead of the gasoline burned in the engine. Same amount of pollution except it is put into our planet in a different stage of use.
    2) It still costs money. The theory of it saving you thousands of dollars in gasoline doesn't hold water. You know why? Because you spend thousands of dollars more on electricity. Instead of spending money on gasoline, you spend money on electricity. Often times, you spend more on electricity.
    3) You get farther in a gasoline car than you do in a electric car. An electric car will rarely meet more than 300 miles with the Tesla Roadster meeting 245 miles which is double than most prototype electric vehicles. A gasoline car will get more than 400 miles. Also, it takes a long time for you to charge an electric car, again, the Tesla Roadster taking more than 15 hours to charge. It takes a couple of minutes to fuel a car. Also, there are little to no commercial electric docks in North America other than the very few pilot project ones.
    Overall, It costs just as much, if not more, money, it still causes pollution, and it does not come anywhere near the performance of that of a gasoline car.

  • Half baked technology with feel good factor! And loss of freedom!!

    Electric trains and trams have been successful for decades! Electric transportation works well ‘at that scale’ and with live supply from grid. But fails miserably when you use ‘stored electricity’. So why this hooha about electric cars? Plain propaganda - fear, guilt and insightless arguments. It’s good for tethering people to the ‘grid’ by corporations. You don’t need to have a contract with a petrol company but electricity is distributed differently! Add to it the data tether these cars have and even your daily movement is fully controlled by companies lol.

  • Global warming / health

    The chemicals that are on the batteries of electric cars let off fumes in which are toxic and more toxic than gasoline or motor oil, these fumes are also affecting our lungs, by inhaling these things you are letting that nickle into your lungs forming metal in our lungs, and these fumes also effect our global warming and the gases in our atmosphere.

  • They are dirty

    Ok maybe electric dont need gas and dont worry about how much you have left in the tank, but they are terrible to the enviroment, and there quiet!, no electric cars will have that beautiful sound of a V8, V6 Im never gonna buy those pieces of junk, plus a gasoline car or truck will last alot more longer I guarentee

  • They are dirty

    Ok maybe electric dont need gas and dont worry about how much you have left in the tank, but they are terrible to the enviroment, and there quiet!, no electric cars will have that beautiful sound of a V8, V6 Im never gonna buy those pieces of junk, plus a gasoline car or truck will last alot more longer I guarentee

  • They are dirty

    Ok maybe electric dont need gas and dont worry about how much you have left in the tank, but they are terrible to the enviroment, and there quiet!, no electric cars will have that beautiful sound of a V8, V6 Im never gonna buy those pieces of junk, plus a gasoline car or truck will last alot more longer I guarentee

  • They are dirty

    Ok maybe electric dont need gas and dont worry about how much you have left in the tank, but they are terrible to the enviroment, and there quiet!, no electric cars will have that beautiful sound of a V8, V6 Im never gonna buy those pieces of junk, plus a gasoline car or truck will last alot more longer I guarentee

  • They are dirty

    Ok maybe electric dont need gas and dont worry about how much you have left in the tank, but they are terrible to the enviroment, and there quiet!, no electric cars will have that beautiful sound of a V8, V6 Im never gonna buy those pieces of junk, plus a gasoline car or truck will last alot more longer I guarentee


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