Other than saving gas and the environment why would electric vehicles be important?

i am doing a persuasive essay on this subject and stuck smart non complicated answers are appreciated

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5 Answers to “Other than saving gas and the environment why would electric vehicles be important?”

  1. undertook says:

    Dear Friend…marketable and purchasable electric vehicles would mean a paradigm shift (a great jump forward) related to energy sources. This would mean that it would be profitable to sell cars that, as a byproduct, save gas and the environment itself. Electric energy production can be cleaner (if its source is not thermal) and cheaper in the long run than oil based combustible products like diesel, bunker and kerosene…….

  2. bradyseismic says:

    You have good responses that give the often discussed reasons. What is less obvious is that with any major change you need something to start things off. The electric car has a central leadership role in moving from polluting our environment to a cleaner environment. Yes it is a pollution free vehicle but because it is pollution free it inspires us to clean up our electrical power production. It is like when the youngest member of the family behaves well, then others feel that it is beneath them to do less. Power production will become cleaner because of the electric vehicle. So even though electric vehicles will only use a very small portion of the power we produce (no more than about 15% ever if all vehicles were electric.) they will inspire a big change. Presently we have polluting refineries and we pollute to deliver that fuel to filling stations, but it is like looking at a park full of trash. One more piece doesn’t seem to make a difference. Our present cars are very bad (1) so how can we be too concerned about refineries or the pollution just to deliver the fuel. Clean electric cars change the order of things more than just being cleaner to operate. This is why they are so feared by companies like Exxon-Mobil and Koch Industries who have put millions of dollars into adverse advertising.2 The electric car threatons to reduce their income and by extension reduce their power and control over the world. There are some who feel that this increase in competition to the ICE would also make a better world.

  3. sectored says:

    Less noise pollution. Combustion engines are far noisier than electric ones.

  4. hominoids says:

    I can charge them in my back yard with my windmill or out in the desert with a solar panel if the battery runs low. Better than a 50 mile walk to the nearest gas pump.

  5. warchol says:

    One great advantage of electric vehicles is that they can help balance electricity demand. The demand for electricity cycles throughout the day, peaking during the day and dropping off at night. It is hard for utilities to increase production during the day and scale it back at night. As a result there is a lot of overproduction at night and a lot of electricity that gets wasted. If people charged electric vehicles at night then the electricity demand curve would be flatter and utilities could run more efficiently and utility prices could drop.Another advantage of electric vehicles is that after the batter packs are retired from cars they can be purchased by utility companies and used for grid storage. This will help provide electricity during peak demand times. The generators that are used to provide peaking power are expensive and raise utility costs. Having grid storage allows the utilities to even further balance out their generation, thus reducing cost. The battery storage would also help to open the door for renewables (wind/solar) to be used as part of the grid.Another advantage of electric cars is to the drivers. Electric cars do have limited range (though the limits are fairly high, the Tesla S is supposed to have the option of a 300 mile range batter pack). Even with the limited range though, electric cars are convenient. You can charge them at home at night and don’t have to go to the gas station. They also don’t require oil changes, tune ups, or just about any other sort of maintenance. Since they have so few moving parts they should last reliably for many years. The battery pack is not an exception, what is considered end-of-life for a battery pack is when it can only has 80% of its original capacity. It isn’t like after 8-10 years when your battery pack is considered ‘dead’ you will be stranded you will only have a 240 mile range instead of a 300 mile range.Those are just a few ideas right off the top of my head.