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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.

  • 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

  • It is better

    It is just better because it is just better than fuel cars because fuel cars suck and i think electric cars is better than fuel cars because electric cars is better than fuel cars because i say so and i am a god so i have always right okey any questions?

  • No gas cars!!

    The pollution gas powered cars cause, pollutes the ocians and the land we live on. In the oceans the gas platforms leeke into the ocean killing thousands of marine animals. Also on land, its polluting our air causing our atmosphere to form a greenhouse effect, which is something you know to be as global worming. All of this can be stopped with electric cars and isnt a better earth worth the money?

  • 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.

  • No electricity car

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  • 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.

  • The are crap

    They cause more pollution to make then a fuel powered car does in its lifetime. They have a limited range there no good if you live in a block of flats. There too quiet. Only toy cars are electric and I hate them. They tried to take over before but they didn't because they were useless. I would rather drink bleach then drive one actually I'd rather die then even get in one so if they take over I'm going to drive a old car or a bicycle and I'll be setting electric cars alight for all I care about them.

  • They're just trash

    Electric cars are poopy stink compared to gasoline cars. I think you should buy an electric car. Just kidding they're poopy stink. Why buy a good car? When you can buy a crappy electric car. They are bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad

  • Ihate electric cars, nonono lada is best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • They are just good!!!!!

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  • No more electric car!

    Cons
    Limited Range
    It’s everybody’s cool EV term: Range Anxiety! It stands for the worry that occurs because most affordable electric cars only have about 80 to 100 miles of range, and take hours to fully refuel. EV advocates will argue that 100 miles is plenty for most driving. As a result, nearly all electric car drivers rarely if ever experience range anxiety. It’s also true that the range and cost of electric car batteries is incrementally improving every year. Still, unless you drive an electric car with a back-up range-extending engine, you need to properly plan: to assure that routes beyond predictable local driving are within range (or allow for a time to recharge).
    Long Refueling Time
    Concerns about range are closely tied with issues related to how long it takes to refuel an electric car. EVs commonly can add about 20 to 25 miles of range in an hour of charging from a 240-volt source of electricity. So, while you can’t run down to the gas station and add a couple hundred miles of range in five to ten minutes, and while many road trips are not advisable, drivers putting typical amounts of miles on their cars will not be impinged by recharging times measured in hours—as long as they remember to plug in before going to sleep. (One other factor: public DC Quick Chargers, capable of adding about 50 miles of range in around 20 to 25 minutes, are increasingly available in regions with relatively high numbers of electric cars.)
    Higher Cost
    The current crop of electric cars are mostly priced between $30,000 and $40,000. That makes EVs considerably more expensive than comparably equipped small to midsized gas-powered vehicles. (For example, the Honda Fit and Ford Focus can be had for less than $20,000. ) In this light, EVs are indeed expensive. However, cost comparisons usually fail to consider a number of factors, including: incentives often valued at $10,000; competitive lease rates as low as $199 a month; lower maintenance costs; and a luxury feel and amenities that far exceed what’s found in those cheaper gas models.
    Lack of Consumer Choice
    The 20 of or so plug-in electric vehicles on the market consist mostly of compact and sub-compact pure electric cars, and midsize plug-in hybrid sedans. (There are two stand-out exceptions, both relatively expensive: the full-size Tesla Model S sedan, that commonly costs around $100,000; and the limited-run Toyota RAV4 EV small SUV, with a $50,000 price tag.) Unfortunately, the style of the most popular EVs is polarizing: you either love it or, if you hate it, you hold off on purchasing an electric car. EV choice will expand over time, but in an auto market with dozens of brands and hundreds of models, the choice for buyers wanting an electric car is currently limited.


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