The Pros And Cons Of Electric And Hybrid Cars

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In the late 1890’s, electric vehicles were first invented. This included electric carriages and wagons. Later in the early 1900’s, Detroit Electric became the most successful electric car company in the U.S. Electric cars have been around for a while even if they seem like recent technology. Electric cars and hybrid cars have become a great alternative to fuel guzzlers. They produce little to no carbon emissions when running, which is good for the environment. There are many types of electric cars today. There is the Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), which is an all-electric plug-in. BEVs are often called “zero emission” cars. The HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) are hybrid cars that include an electric and gas motor. HEVs usually travel …show more content…
Many electric and hybrid cars also include regenerative breaking, which is when the car recharges its battery when going down a hill and when the gas pedal is not engaged . This helps the car go a longer distance. Electric and hybrid cars should be more widely used because they help reduce carbon emissions. Carbon emissions lead to global warming which will and already has altered the environment in which we live. In order to try and reduce our impact on the earth, more citizens of the United States should switch over to electric and hybrid cars because they help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, there are incentives to buy them, they will reduce our dependence on foreign oil and they are quieter. Hopefully other countries that haven’t already changed their policies will follow our …show more content…
For example, California has been implementing incentives for buying electric cars with a certain household income . This will entice more people to want to buy electric cars because they are less money than traditional cars. California and other states in the country are using incentives to get more people to buy electric cars. Another reason to use an electric or hybrid car is that it cuts down the amount of money spent on gas . If individuals buy hybrid cars they will spend much less money on gas than if they owned a traditional

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