Should the U.S. promote the use electric vehicles?

  • I agree that the U.S. should promote the use of electrical vehicles, due to our energy crisis.

    In this energy crisis, we are starting to run out of fuel, and the fossil fuels, such as oil and coal, are starting to run low and, without them, it is impossible to drive our cars. Less than 10 years ago, gas prices were as low as a dollar a gallon. Now, it is up to 5 dollars a gallon and, periodically, rises and falls. The electric car prevents the use of gas by making everything electric, and only uses gas on occasion, which also lowers the amount of pollutants in the air. By using an electric car, while being more expensive, you can also save quite a bit of money on gas, which, nowadays, might have costs you more, over time, than the actual price of your car.

    Posted by: JitteryDamian82
  • The U.S. should begin promoting the use of electric vehicles, because it is important to find alternatives to our dependence on fossil fuels.

    As the number of drivers begins to grow and the world's oil supplies begin to dwindle, it is important to find alternative ways to power a car. The U.S. and the other countries of the world should begin promoting the use and production of electric vehicles. The technology of the electric vehicles is currently not good enough for everyone to use them for daily use. But, with continuing innovation, they could one day be as good as gas-powered cars.

    Posted by: StupidShawn59
  • Yes, because electric vehicles are cleaner and more sustainable.

    The United States should invest in the switch to electric vehicles. The current situation is unsustainable. Gasoline vehicles pollute the atmosphere and add carbon dioxide, increasing global warming. Gasoline is a limited resource, which is sure to become increasingly rare over the next few decades, and it is best to switch now, rather than be forced to without preparation. Electric vehicles add no pollution or CO2 to the air themselves, and any damage depends on that of the power generation facility. Concurrent with a switch to electric vehicles, electric generation capacity should be increased by building more nuclear, solar, and wind facilities.

    Posted by: tacomoon
  • The United States should promote the use of electric vehicles, because it is better for the environment and our dependence on foreign oil.

    Electric vehicles would cut down on the amount of pollution in the air from exhaust fumes. We would also have to use less foreign oil, and be less dependent on other countries.

    Posted by: darcyska
  • I think the U.S. should promote the use of electric vehicles.

    If the United States of America promoted the use of electric vehicles it would save us all in the long run. Gas prices are very high and only seem like they will continue to rise. It would save on natural resources. It would be beneficial if electric cars were made affordable to everyone.

    Posted by: TickoCa22
  • Yes but it should also promote and look into other sources of power that will move us as a nation away from oil and other petroleum based and nuclear sources of power.

    If more people are aware that electric vehicles will save them money in the long run or, of the benefits of these alternate sources of power, more people will put their money behind these industries. If that happens we might start to make real strides towards reducing oil and petroleum dependency. This reduction would reduce carbon emissions in our atmosphere (scientific studies show this see "research" at for examples), save the nation money, reduce dependency on foreign oil ( as many politicians and political annalists have pointed out) and save our national parks and our oceans (many politicians also think more drilling at home will solve our oil issue but as BP has taught us this is not the case [at least not without terrible cost].

    Posted by: WakeboardFrank
  • The U.S. should promote products that are environmentally friendly

    The United States should adopt a socially responsible attitude and promote products and services that are good for the environment. Environmental issues are bound to impact our future so to address those concerns with valid solutions is wise. The country needs to look beyond money and production and also consider elements like environmental-impact and long-term effect.

    Posted by: TedieDelight
  • The U.S., if it wishes to be a leader, should promote electric vehicles to help curb global warming.

    While the U.S. only has a very small percentage of the world's population, we produce the most pollution per person, making us the most responsible for pollution, and we should be taking the most action to reverse the damage. Additionally, leading the way in environmental technology is sure to have economic benefits, which we direly need.

    Posted by: daveyxh
  • Yes they should.

    The US shoud try and promote the use of electric vehicles as much as they can so that more people will buy them and once enough people are buying the price will be able to drop and slowly everyone will start to own one. Once we get enough people driving them it will help the world stay green.

  • At this point in time, no.

    Right now, as in March 2013, we should NOT Promote Electric Vehicles as we do not have the sustainable power grid that would actually make using electric vehicles a net benefit to the environment, since much of our electricity is still derived from coal and oil, nor do we have the infrastructure in place to allow electric vehicles to replace gasoline engines, since there are gas stations everywhere but electric recharge stations are almost non-existent outside particular urban areas. However, in the long view, we need to set up those things and THEN promote electric vehicles.

  • I don't think the U.S. should promote the use of electric vehicles because the answer to alternative automobile energy is biofuels and not electricity.

    Electric vehicles have provided a minority niche of cars that eliminate environmental concerns about fuels. However, these automobiles aren't exactly up to many people's standards, and that problem will continually reflect in the percentage of people that own them. Biofuels are the much larger answer to our automobile energy needs, and therefore the U.S. shouldn't spend money and time on electric vehicles. The electric vehicles will hold their small niche without the help.

    Posted by: ToyMatt
  • While electric vehicles are less damaging to the environment, true innovation can only occur when the free market dictates the need for invention.

    I support electric vehicles and hope that they become the primary form of transportation, within this country. But, our nation was founded on the belief that a free market is critical to the individual freedoms that we all cherish. The control of a market by the government will restrict an individual's ability to make their own choices, thereby limiting their liberty. I support electric vehicle development, but I can not support government intervention in business.

    Posted by: DampSidney55
  • The U.S. should not promote electric vehicles, because it is up to the companies to do this, and they are not a better car anyway.

    Advertising and promoting is up to the manufacturer of the item, and not the U.S. The only exception to this is if there is a particular study being done, and the study promotes it. There really is nothing better about electric vehicles, and they do not need any special attention than what any other things have.

    Posted by: eyeslikethat

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