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Debate Score:65
Arguments:30
Total Votes:84
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Should all cars be powered by electricity?

Yes

Side Score: 40
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No

Side Score: 25
4 points

Then if all cars were powered by renewable power plants, then we would have renewable cars without all the hassle of solar panels

Side: Yes
4 points

Anything that gets us off oil would be a miracle. We need to explore all avenues when it comes to our transportation needs. Electric cars would be a relief and more than likely have some snags at first as everything does when trying to get it off the ground and to the masses. Unfortunately we do have these motor heads who all wants faster and bigger. Electric cars actually offer something gas motors could never achieve...pull power from the start. There is no transfer time for power, from motor to transmission.

Side: Yes
xaeon(1093) Disputed
3 points

So where exactly does the electricity come from? A coal/oil power station perchance? I'm not against your argument by the way; we do not to get away from oil use ASAP.

Side: No
2 points

Yes! this planet is being overrun by air pollution. If every single car driven on this planet was powered by electricity, it would reduce depletion of the ozone layer by 60 or 70 per cent, thus delaying melting of the polar icecaps, which in turn prolongs human life as we know it.

Side: Save the ozone
1 point

Yes, they can be made to look good and be powerful.

Side: Save the ozone
1 point

Yes, it would save gas and it wouldn't polute the air, it's the perfect solution! They need to bring it back!

Side: Yes
1 point

The end goal should be to have all electricity come from some sort of renewable power source. However, we currently don't have the economic infrastructure to have electricity powered vehicles, yet.

What we need first is not for everyone in America to go buy a new electric car. It would be nice, but not feasible. The initial cost for the average American would be too high. Instead we need to work on our consumption of gasoline and other fossils fuels inside automobiles, by utilizing current technologies such as Brown's Gas (which isn't that current if you think about it).

When the consumer isn't paying a good portion of their income to the Gas companies, they will be able to start working towards the conversion, which may be electric or some other form of engine.

If we don't start doing that, we may start looking to more and more money put into gasoline. We have plenty of petrol infrastructure, lets start working on a new power model for the country, not having to import fuel would save the entire country countless amounts of money (but I bet they'll put a price tag on it anyways).

Side: Conversion is a multifaceted process
1 point

if they come up with the technology then yeah

Side: yes
1 point

Who knows, maybe ONE DAY all cars be powered by electricity and we can save fuel and control the pollution....

Supporting Evidence: Cars For Sale (www.americancardeals.net)
Side: yes

To end pollution and to stop dependence on foreign oil, all cars should eventually be electric.

Side: Yes

well, all I can say is that it better have some power because right now my car is so underpowered I swear there's a little hamster wheel under the hood.

Side: acceleration
3 points

With the existing infrastructure if all cars were to be powered by electricity then there will be additional load on our power grids which majorly rely on non-renewable sources of energy like gas. coal etc. So unless the cool factor I don't see a point.

Side: No
2 points

Making cars run from electricity doesn't solve the issue of alternative fuels or global warming. It only solves the dependency on foreign oil crisis for now. But there are other complications that arise with doing that. Like how expensive will it be to charge your cars? And will the average electricity bill in our homes start to rise because of the demand for electricity to power our cars?

Side: No
1 point

There are segments of society that only value car as mode of transportation and see the practical implications of answering 'yes' to this question... then there are the other of us that have a passion for driving !!!!!! ( i can't add enough of those...) !!!!!! alternative fuels with with improved performance, great... more choices in engines including electric, great... the substitution of new tech will happen at it's own pace, and that's a good thing

Side: No
1 point

iwonder wil we ahve to pay the electric compnay to sue them isnce they have to be charged and where all but a wall outlet can thatbe done? NAd if it was so easy to make them why aren't there more of them then there are.the price and the afct they aren't perfect?

Side: something better
0 points

No.

1. Not powerful enough.

2. Electric cars look gay.

Now, if we could find a way to make badass looking cars with as much power as a gas powered car (but this time electric), then i would be fine with it.

Side: No
HGrey87(750) Disputed
4 points

1. We don't need 70MPH highway speeds, and millions of deaths per year. We're just used to it. If anything killed as much as car accidents do, it would be treated as a crisis. But we're all about efficiency and profit in the US, aren't we?

2. Gays designed all your clothes. Maybe you look gay. :P

Side: Yes
ThePyg(6737) Disputed
3 points

different between gay designs and looking gay. if gays actually designed my band shirts (didn't know they liked Skinless) they certainly held back.

i don't think a gay designed the electric cars, they just LOOK gay.

and i go 80-100 on the highway and haven't killed anyone. meanwhile, old people go 20 mph on the street and kill moar.

maybe it's just bad driving?

and power in acceleration is actually very important. gets you out of jams and can prevent many accidents. going fast really isn't the situation here.

Side: No
xaeon(1093) Disputed
3 points

Less people die on motorways than normal roads. I believe that speed is one of the lesser reasons for accidents. It's mainly a lack of concentration, driving unsuitably for the conditions (speeding whilst it's raining), and driving too close to the car in front.

Side: No
Jesus(202) Disputed
3 points

Tesla Roadster?

Supporting Evidence: Click Here For more info (www.teslamotors.com)
Side: Yes
3 points

hmm, that would be badass.

Side: Yes
sparsely(496) Disputed
2 points

Obviously body styles are easy to change, and nothing about electric power restricts them to look "gay".

And yes, there are plenty of designs which look "normal". So the way they look is a non-issue. You can bet that if/when electric vehicles are in mass-production by all the large car companies, there will be the same amount of variety as with gasoline-powered counterparts.

But they don't look bad to me anyway:

http://techfreep.com/images/gmev1.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Toyota_RAV_4_EV.jpg

The French Postal Service is poised to covert their fleet of over 40,000 vehicles to these (after 3 years of testing):

http://www.cleanova.com/public/sve/

http://www.calcars.org/calcars-news/703.html

As far as the powerfulness, I'm not sure exactly what you're referring to. Horsepower?

Side: Yes
ThePyg(6737) Disputed
1 point

to be honest, i said that to piss people off.

i don't mind driving a nice Electric car. but the thing is, we shouldn't make that all cars must be powered by electricity. that's called facism.

Side: No
-4 points