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yes go electric no I like my V8
Debate Score:42
Arguments:44
Total Votes:49
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 no I like my V8 (19)

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should we all drive electric cars

There has been suggestions that as something like 95% of all joureys are well within the range of an electric car we should buy one and hire a petrol car for the occasional long trip.

could you live with an electric car or will you stick with fossil fuel? 

yes go electric

Side Score: 20
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no I like my V8

Side Score: 22

When scientists develop 'cleaner/greener' batteries, ( which they will) with a much extended range than present technology permits, then yes. The elimination/meaningful reduction in the enormous amounts of co2 gas we pump into the atmosphere is contributing significantly to the ''meltdown'' of the ice on the north and south poles causing rising sea levels, as well as other severe weather conditions throughout the world. Of course there are other factors contributing to 'climate change', which is a euphemistic term for ''climate catastrophe'', not least of which nature itself, but to date we have only been tinkering with the problem and have failed miserably in even slowing the present progress to climate disaster.

Side: yes go electric

Yes i will let you in on something it is a engineering thing for now but in about 15 years their will be cars powered solely on electricity. These cars will be able to reach speeds up to 228 MPH. The cars you drive now will be powered by electric motors. They could be customized to sound like a real engine or they can be very quite. But whatever you decide is not up to me. I will be the one behind the scenes designing the cars you might be driving one day. O and BTW self driving cars will always have glitches with are current technology for a fully working self driving car to drive itself without any errors are flaws would cost you over 200k. So do not waste your time or money in them.

Side: yes go electric
1 point

We as humans lack the intelligence to realize the consequences of our action until the consequences knock on our front door. That being said we should switch from petroleum to electric car before the warnings of global warming become reality. What good will any car be if it is 10 feet under water?

Side: yes go electric
KayneOfNod(317) Disputed
1 point

with respect, Intelligence has nothing to do with foresight. and your statement seems to insinuate that only dumb people could make a decision that causes intense harm in the long run. Thomas Midgley is a key example to counter your point. the man was an engineer, but still pioneered the use of CFC's and leaded gasoline. in his time he was decorated, a brilliant inventor, and a brilliant man. but later discoveries said "Oh no muh environments!"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ThomasMidgleyJr.

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Why would the car be 10ft underwater?

Side: no I like my V8
Wiill2g(8) Disputed
1 point

With much respect back, if that's what it seemed like I implied to you that wasn't my intention. One sentence can mean a million and one things. A prime example is the Constitution, people read the same words but all get different interpretations. No website needed that was off the top of my head :). My point being is if that's how you interpretated my words, that's not how I meant for them to be interpretated and that wasn't my original intentions. Getting back on topic to the main argument , to clarify the cars would be 10 feet underwater because of the impacts of global warming. To better clarify, global warming is theorized to cause water levels to rise causing most of the planet to be submerged in water which will result in most cars being underwater as well.

What's your reasoning for supporting gasoline cars over electric cars?

Side: yes go electric

While an electric car may not give us all that we would desire in a car, it is very wise to opt this alternative, considering the limited amount of fossil fuels on earth.. But that doesn't mean we completely stop using v8s. I feel that in a planned and organised manner, finding a perfect balance between using the two can give us maximum advantages. Sure, this would only be true until we find methods of making electric cars more advanced, taking account of all that we desire and making an electric car of that kind which would then be the best option available.

Side: yes go electric
0 points

You should walk...................................................................

Side: yes go electric
Negligentt(397) Disputed
1 point

Do you have a woman tied up wearing a long dress and bun hair SaintNow? Of course you do. You're a cultist.

Side: no I like my V8
Saintnow(3684) Clarified
1 point

pervert, you need to be saved from Hell. God the Savior will save you if will believe from your heart that He died for your sins and is risen bodily from the dead, and you ask God in Jesus' name to forgive you and save you from Hell.....then He will make you a new creation and you will want to be clean and not be a pervert.

Side: yes go electric
Saintnow(3684) Disputed
1 point

Being a pervert is not worth more than life, stop being a pervert, repent of your sin and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved and not fry like an eternal sausage in Hell where perverts go.

Side: yes go electric
Saintnow(3684) Clarified
1 point

Will you always be a pervert and fry like an eternal sausage in Hell? Yes or no please.

Side: yes go electric
0 points

yes it will prevent global warming and reduce pollution so we should all drive electric vehicles.

Side: yes go electric
0 points

yes as traditional fuels cause lots of pollution and also they are about to extinct

Side: yes go electric
2 points

You should know that we have found electric cars to be not nearly as "Green" as was first thought.

Seems the manufacturing process of those batteries they run on releases far more toxins into the environment than just simple carbon monoxide emissions that are emmited from your standard internal combustion engine.

I do not recall the exact specs (feel free to look 'em up) but I think it was something along the lines of, ONE battery puts as much harmful products, like lead and arsenic and acids, into the environment as do TEN regular cars that are each driven 1000 miles.

So, no, gimme my V8.

I feel......

feel.....

The need...........

For Speed!!!

LOL

SS

Side: no I like my V8
2 points

That is a good point. Adding on to that, electric cars do mean that there should be more battery charging stations rather than having gas stations. This means that people would have to build more of these stations and more money would be spent.

Side: no I like my V8
Wiill2g(8) Disputed
1 point

Well if people have to build more electric stations that will result in more jobs, so that money being spent wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing especially considering it most likely wouldn't come out of the pockets of those who want to buy a eletric car.

Side: yes go electric
shaash(435) Disputed
1 point

WTF. building stations helps the economy. Building anything helps the economy. Maybe anything but a wall, though.

Side: yes go electric
Wiill2g(8) Disputed
1 point

While if that were true, which its not, I would agree with you, but truth is vehicles that run on gasoline far outweigh the carbon produced than electric cars. It is true that the production of electric cars do produce toxin, but to say it outweighs that's of a vehicle that runs on gasoline is nothing but a myth. It has been proven by studies that countries with more electric car actually produce less carbon emissions than those with "regular" cars. (There's no such thing as a regular car buts that's a completely different argument). To further rebuttle your argument you stated "ONE battery puts as much harmful products...into the enviorment as do TEN regular cars that are driven 1000 miles" ten multiplied by 1000 is 10,000 which really isn't a lot of milage for a car I can't remember a day if ever that I saw a car with such a small amount of milage on it. Electric cars aren't perfect but sticking with gasoline cars will solve nothing.

Side: yes go electric
saraventon(11) Disputed
1 point

Maybe they aren't as "green" as we thought, but they sure are better than the v8.

Side: yes go electric

Electric cars burn fossil fuels, too. The production of electricity requires the burning of fossil fuels.

Side: no I like my V8
0 points

What if you live in an area that runs of renewable energy and/or nuclear energy?

Side: yes go electric
Negligentt(397) Disputed
1 point

Well that's obviously when you take your head, shove it in a toilet bowl, flush, and make liberal noises like a chimpanzee donkey mule.

Side: no I like my V8
Wiill2g(8) Disputed
0 points

The creation of electric cars do require fossil fuels, but the overall toxins released into the atmosphere is far less than that of a gasoline car. Come on bud join the electric car side we have fresh air :)

Side: yes go electric
Negligentt(397) Disputed
1 point

Until you have a dump filled with acidic batteries and you can't even drink the water.

Side: no I like my V8
1 point

No. The electric car causes a pollution that liberals are too stupid to know about or understand. It's worse. Go look it up.

Side: no I like my V8
1 point

Electric cars are more energy efficient but what you really doing is shifting your energy source from a gas plant to a power plant. This can put more CO^2 in the air. Also the batteries for electric cars are made from metals that have a LOT of mining involved. Putting the car together also makes more greenhouse gasses.

The only advantage of having an electric car (at least some models) allow you to drive in the carpool lane without the minimum amount of people. I think the earth it self maters though.

So lets keep my V8

Side: no I like my V8
1 point

No way. Electric cars should drive us... *

Side: no I like my V8
1 point

I'm all for alternative energy sources as well as alternative transportation. HOWEVER, I see a lot of carelessness for the environment as we go about these green ideas. Just think of all those batteries in all those cars. All the acids and toxins. And though much may be recycled still think of the careless behaviors which already exist now with disposing green batteries and light bulbs. Heck lots of people throw lots of stuff in the regular trash that they're not supposed to. Electric car parts will be too. Or they'll leach out from old cars people leave sitting in the corner of their property.

When gasoline automobiles burst into popularity no one truly appreciated the depth of pollution which would compile decades later. That's in part why we now have car emission laws and tighter landfill rules. Heck, when everyone used horse and carriage we had horse poop everywhere and the switch to gas cars was considered a healthy altnernative. Our switch now from gas to electric cars again is assumed to be the healthier alternative, but will we still think so in 2035 when cadmium and mercury poisoning has creeped into water supplies almost everywhere?

Side: no I like my V8

We should all ride unicorns. Women should also have 3 breasts.

Side: no I like my V8
0 points

I don't want to be shocked for the complete duration of my drives.

Side: no I like my V8
Wiill2g(8) Disputed
0 points

Surely you dont truly believe someone would create a car that would shock the drivers, do you?

Side: yes go electric
ProLogos(2798) Disputed
2 points

I believe that anything that can be created ,might be created.

Side: no I like my V8