Should electric cars be a priority in plans to fight global warming?
Yes,I totally agree that the electric cars should be a priority in plans to fight global warming, but this is not the ultimate solution. There is no doubt that the air pollution and smokes emitting from the vehicles are really dangerous and harmful and contributing maximum to harmful gases and causing global warming. So,electric cars can be a priority in plans to fight global warming.
Beyond a doubt, if more people drove electric cars, we would not be as dependent on burning fossil fuels for our transportation needs. The less use of oil, the better our atmosphere, and less destruction of our ozone layer. This is not the final answer in combating global warming, but it is an effective step in winning this battle.
Electric cars are great for the environment in many ways. Energy sufficient cars help water, wildlife, keep the air clean, and effect global warming, and even climate change. Especially with gas as high as $4 a gallon in some parts of the country i think having an energy car is a very wise choice to make.
Electric cars are an okay idea but they do have some major flaws which detract from their ability to really make a big dent in the problem of global warming. They are costly and rely on electricity, which often relies on coal power. They also have batteries which do not hold enough of a charge and need to be recharged which can be costly too. I would like to see us start developing some other technologies that are less expensive and that will be easier for most consumers to benefit from.
By using electric cars, we can fight against greenhouse emissions and therefore pollution will be reduced. It may be a way to fight against rising fuel prices. Electric cars achieve almost 95% energy conversion efficiency.
The internal combustion engine was a wonderful development of the 20th century, but the effects of global distribution of cars has taken a huge toll on our environment. With the global oil demand reaching its high point, natural resources will become increasingly scarce in the future, so electric vehicles would be a wise investment to reduce CO2 emissions.
If all these people who use oil and gas what happens when oil and gas run out we either use horses or we use electric cars its simple electricity never runs out but oil and gas can imagine being able to charge your car at night and use it all day and who knows with our current technology we have from Microsoft and Apple we could possibly never have to give our cars power again.
The amount of fossil fuels we use currently is outrageous; it costs our country money, and we could preserve our natural resources if we funded into electric cars. Electric cars guarantee less pollution, smog, and harmful factors and electricity is a renewable resource.
For as long as there have been electric toy cars, there has been the option of having an electricity power a full-size car. The technology to have working electric cars is already here, and getting better every day. Alternative ideas on how to lower pollution, especially when it comes to gasoline-powered cars, are all future plans that have practical products ready now. Electric cars may not be the complete answer to global warming, but it is something we can do right now to help.
Eventually, the world will run out of easily obtainable fossil fuels. Since we can generate electricity using any available form of energy, electric cars provide us with a very flexible mean to power our future transportation needs. Since change is coming, why wait? We should start building the necessary infrastructure today.
Since we are not going to be weaned away from our automobiles, we need to be weaned away from the fossil fuels which are harming our environment. Since electricity can be produced from several "green" sources, solar, wind, and hydro, we should make electric cars a priority. Our fight against global warming can be much more effective if we take the huge use of fossil fuels away. This will benefit us in other ways as well, by lessening our reliance on foreign countries.
Electric cars have been a pipe dream since they were first produced in 1911. In all that time, they have not caught on as a viable product that people want to buy. Besides their failure to sell, electric cars require the same use of energy to create them. The savings in oil and emissions to run them does not offset the need to use oil in their production.
I have one question on this one. How would the electricity to charge the car be produced? A lot of electricity in the US is produced with coal and oil, which produce carbon. Granted, there's also hydroelectric power, but the turbines have to be lubed with something. The processes of making the battery use power produced by said plants and also the chemicals used are damaging. Also, lubrication in the vehicle need to be made, either synthetic or natural, which also takes power and chemicals.
There are many other things we could do if we had to fight global warming, and among them are reducing emissions from factories and destruction of the rain forest and other forests.
Electric cars do not help enough in the fight against global warming. The reason why is because you have to plug them into an outlet to charge and that outlet is burning fossil fuels and coal at power plants and in hand is being even more wasteful. People need to open their eyes to this situation more closely. Not to mention the cost associated to fix electric cars. That's a another topic.
The push to hybrid vehicles as a solution to global warming requires much more research. Many scientists do not support the theory, in fact much of the scientific evidence supports the contrary. Assuming Global warming is a reality battery operated cars require charging via electricity produced by coal fired power stations. Therefore the level of pollution is not drastically reduced and you have the added problem of disposing of a battery which is a biohazard.
Electric cars may not give off emissions while they are being driven in the way that combustion engine cars do, but that is only because their energy has been generated at a different place and time. The electric energy used by these cars comes from coal fired electrical plants which do just as much if not more to damage the environment than a gasoline engine. Also, the batteries in electric cars use mercury, which is obtained through strip mining which is terrible for the environment. And since those batteries need to be replaced every few years, a lot of mercury waste is generated too. Not to mention that the replacement batteries are expensive, which means that the overall cost of using an electric car is not as economical as one might think.
Carbon neutrality should be at the forefront of the struggle against global warming. We also need to refine alternative energy solutions. Power can be drawn from the tides, wind, or from the Sun. Fossil fuels should be phased out as soon as possible as they only add to the positive feedback loop of global warming.
You need to generate clean energy and mass transit is more likely to reduce greenhouse gases and use of oil. You need to build new mass transportation systems like: high speed rail to replace planes, subways, light rail, buses to replace cars. Electric cars are not irrelevant, just less important.
Imagine that there is an emergency, and you call 911. The police and emergency services take more than half an hour to get there, simply because their vehicles are so underpowered. Now, imagine a wider catastrophe, where all power is cut. New and better energy sources need to be considered before turning to plugging your vehicle into a power outlet.
The answer is no. I am an electrician which trumps the opinion of any tree hugger expert out there. The grid can not handle it. An electric car requires either a 60 Amp or 80 Branch circuit. The average home in America has between a 60 A to 150 A service. These services could not handle such a large circuit being added with out a service upgrade. Now the rub, when you upgrade your service you contact your local power company and they study the grid you are on. Nine times out of ten the transformer in that area needs to be upgraded along with the leads coming to your service. This costs the home owner on average between $10,000 to $25,000. This does not even address the issue of where does the power supplier get the additional power to send to the electric car owner or who generates it.
Electric cars are a great idea but only if that electricity is produced in a non-polluting way such as wind and/or solar. Shifting the demand form petro based transportation to electric power may eliminate the oil-producing states in the middle east from having such control over our foreign policy, but it does not improve the environmental aspect of transportation unless the power comes from a clean source. Clean, safe, efficient and reliable public transportation is as valuable an option.
To combat the scourge of global warming, there are a variety of tactics that should be used in conjunction. One of the major sources of carbon emissions is that there are a lot of vehicles producing green house gases. While changing these cars to electric cars will reduce the emissions from the cars, there are still some emissions from the power plants burning fossil fuels to provide the energy. The more effective method to combat global warming is to raise the price of gas which will slowly cause the public to purchase more fuel efficient cars or even better, move to public transportation which (due to the economy of size) is far more efficient.
I believe that electric cars should not be the first priority in our fight against global warming. In fact, cars do not emit as much hazardous wastes as huge power plants do, and trying to make everyone buy an electric car would prove fatal, due to the fact that everyone would not be able to afford the high price of the car, which can range into the 6 figures. However, big cities like New York and California would be the hardest hit, due to the fact that taxi drivers are making less money every year because of the costs of living going up. Gas companies would need to incorporate their gasoline into newer technology, or else they too would lose a lot of money.