1. Electric Cars Are Good
Electric cars use electricity to power their motors instead of gasoline. There are many advantages to using an electric car over traditional gas-powered vehicles. Gasoline powered cars produce toxic emissions, including carbon monoxide, lead, and particulates. Electric cars produce no toxic emissions. In addition, they have fewer moving parts than traditional automobiles. They require less maintenance and repair. They're safer to drive and crash test-passed with flying colors. They are also cleaner than traditional cars since they don't emit any harmful exhaust fumes. And finally, drivers who live near cities are benefiting from lower insurance rates for electric cars compared to conventional cars.
2. Electric Cars Will Save Oil
The world consumes about 80 million barrels of oil each day. If we continue to consume at our current rate, scientists say that global oil production could run out by 2040. Once that happens, we'd be stuck paying exorbitant prices for oil. At the same time, researchers believe that electric cars would make a significant contribution to reducing oil consumption. The average American uses about 10 gallons of oil per week. So if just 1% of Americans replaced their gasoline-powered vehicles with electric ones, it would reduce annual oil usage by 6 billion barrels (about half of what's currently being consumed). That means that if everyone drove an electric car, the United States' total oil consumption would drop from 81 million barrels per day down to 56 million barrels per day.
3. Electric Cars Will Improve Air Quality
If people stopped driving gas-powered cars, the air quality would improve dramatically. According to the EPA, dirty diesel engines cause pollution that causes respiratory problems, heart disease, and asthma attacks. Over 40,000 early deaths occur annually due to poor air quality. By replacing fossil fuels with electric cars, there would be fewer pollutants in the air.
4. Electric Cars Will Make Us Smarter
Most experts agree that the future is going to be dominated by intelligent machines. As artificial intelligence improves, we'll need ways to communicate efficiently, find information, share data, and do business. Our smart phones already connect us to each other via text messages, e-mails, and social networking sites. But these devices only allow us to communicate within certain parameters and only go so far. We can't yet create robots that work alongside humans to solve complex problems. However, once electric cars become commonplace, they will provide a platform for smarter computers. People will be able to plug in their smart devices to the cars' charging ports, allowing them to streamline their lives through technological advancements.
5. Electric Cars Will Be Cheaper Than Regular Cars
In the U.S., the price of a hybrid vehicle is roughly $50,000. That's expensive! On the flip side, electric cars are much cheaper to operate. A 2012 study conducted by the Worldwatch Institute estimates that operating costs for a battery electric vehicle are about 40% lower than a gas-powered vehicle.
6. Electric Cars Won't Sink Into Depressions
Cars are expensive investments. If you buy a hybrid, you're probably not going to want to sell it when oil prices dip. That's where electric cars excel. Since they require no fuel, they won't suffer from low oil prices. When demand for oil drops, automakers can switch suppliers and still offer consumers electric cars. That way, people aren't left stranded without options.
7. Electric Cars Will Help Keep the Environment Clean
When we talk about cleaning the environment, we think of forests and beaches being restored. But the environment isn't just confined to nature. Humans are ruining it too. Landfills are overflowing with trash, and natural habitats are being destroyed daily. All of this is contributing to climate change, which is causing extreme weather events like hurricanes and rising temperatures. When electric cars replace regular cars, we'll start to see positive changes in the environmental landscape. More people will stop buying cheap junk food and opt for healthier meals. Also, fewer people will be filling up gas stations unnecessarily.
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