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Electric Vehicles VS Regular Gasoline Cars

GElectric Vehicles VS Regular Gasoline Cars Electric Vehicles (EV) use electricity stored in batteries to power one or more electric motors instead of gasoline. They have no tailpipe, use no fuel, combustion, or exhaust systems. When the batteries need recharging, you simply plug it in. Electric Plug Electronic Controller Rechargeable Batteries Fuel Tank Electric Motor Gas Combustible Pump Engine Radiator Electric Vehicles Regular Gas Vehicles No Tailpipe Emissions/Less Pollution Greenhouse Gases/Pollution Utility Company OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) 100+/- Mile Range 300+ Mile Range Several Hours to Recharge A Few Minutes to Refuel $$$$$$ $$$$$$ 2 cents per mile $$ 12 cents+ per mile Hybrid vehicles Combine the best of both technologies, although hybrid vehicles are expensive and are not completely socially accepted. The U.S. government is going to give automakers incentives to produce the first 200,000 plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles by 2016). In California, where the automobile is considered a necessity, gas vehicles account for): 90% of the carbon monoxide 77% of nitrous oxides 55% of reactive organic gases 20 40 60 80 100 Children in the Los Angeles area have 10 to 15% less lung capacity than children in cleaner cities4). Electricity Generation 2009, US Electricity Generation, by Source. There is a 50% chance in the U.S. that the electricity used to charge the batteries of 1.0% Coal 44.9% an electric vehicle is generated by burning Petroleum 3.6% coal, which contributes to emissions; Other Renewables Natural Gas however, EVs can charge from zero 23.4% 6.9% Hydroelectric 20.3% emission sources such as nuclear, Conventional Nuclear hydroelectric, solar, and wind power2)4), Even though there are emissions associated with coal and oil-fired power plants, these are extremely low compared to the emissions from a gas car. 6 Reasons why EVs are betterĀ®): Electricity is cheaper than gas, and can come from renewable resources such as solar and wind power. Electric cars pollute less than gas-powered cars (especially when renewable energy sources are used to generate the electricity). Electric cars are much more reliable and require less maintenance than gas-powered cars. You don't even need to get your quarterly oil change! By using domestically generated electricity rather than relying on foreign oil, we can achieve energy independence and will no longer need to engage in costly wars in the Middle East to secure an energy supply. Electric cars can utilize the existing electric grid rather than require the development of a new, .5 expensive energy infrastructure (as would be the case with hydrogen). In EVs are practically maintenance-free because they never need oil changes, air filters, tune-ups, mufflers, timing belts, or emission tests4). Sources: (1) Carlsson, F., & Johansson-Stenman, O. (2003). Costs and benefits of electric vehicles: A 2010 perspective. Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, 37(1), 1-28. (2) Clark, J. (2010). Are electric cars better for the environment? Discovery News. Retrieved from -cars-better-for-the-environment.html (3) Danigelis, A. (2010). Do electric vehicles pollute? Discovery News. Retrieved from pollute.html (4) Gribben, C. (2010). Debunking the myth&of EVs and smokestacks. Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington,D.C. Retrieved from (5) Koerner, B. (2007). The electric vehicle acid test: Are EVs really any better for the environment than gas-guzzling cars?Slate. Retrieved from science/the_green_lantern/2007/12/the_electric_vehicle_acid_test.html (6) Why electric cars? (2007). Retrieved from Courtesy of Car Insurance

Electric Vehicles VS Regular Gasoline Cars

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Electric Vehicles (EV) use electrcity stored in batteries to power one or more electric motors instead of gasoline. They have no tailpipe, use no fuel, combustion, or exhaust systems. When the batteri...


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