Should all cars be powered by electricity?
Side Score: 40
Side Score: 25
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.
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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.
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:
The French Postal Service is poised to covert their fleet of over 40,000 vehicles to these (after 3 years of testing):
As far as the powerfulness, I'm not sure exactly what you're referring to. Horsepower?