Plug In Cars

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The plug-in hybrid is the way to go The future of automobiles is changing very rapidly. With a demand for less pollution and more efficient vehicles, we need to have alternatives to petroleum powered vehicles. As of now there are a couple of choices to choose from. You can currently buy a pure electric vehicle, a plug-in hybrid vehicle, or a regular hybrid vehicle, as an alternative to standard gasoline powered cars. Of the choices listed, the plug-in vehicle, is the best option for an alternative to standard petroleum vehicles. There are many reasons the plug-in is best, but the main reasons are; most people are not ready to transition to a pure electric vehicle yet; plug-in vehicles are very efficient; and plug-in vehicles reduce pollution. …show more content…
The pollution created by most petroleum vehicles is a big cause of global warming. As pointed out by: Siena Kaplan, Brad Heavner, and Rob Sargent, "Plug-in cars ... produce less global warming pollution, emit little or no pollution from the tailpipe, and reduce our dependence on oil” (Plug-in Electric Vehicles Will Reduce Air Pollution). One of the most important things we need to consider, is where we get our energy. Some parts of the country obtain their energy from coal; which is not a clean source of energy for pollution reduction. The energy source we need to advance in, is clean energy. As Siena Kaplan, Brad Heavner, and Rob Sargent, state: “If we clean up the electric grid by reducing our use of polluting energy sources and increasing our use of clean energy sources such as wind and solar power, we can maximize the environmental benefits of plug-in vehicles” (The Advantages of Plug-in Cars). This would help slow the progress of global warming significantly. Pure electric cars are just as beneficial. The only problem with pure electric cars, is most people need a vehicle they can use without the anxiety of being restricted by range. This is why plug-in car are such a great alternative. Another thing Siena Kaplan, Brad Heavner, and Rob Sargent, speak about is the air quality and how plug-in cars can …show more content…
The plug-in vehicle can help to get skeptics over their range anxiety. The fact you can drive in electric mode for most of your daily needs and then take a cross-country trip the next day is very appealing. The cost per mile to drive electric vehicles versus gasoline vehicles, makes the plug-in car, a much more efficient choice. Concern for global warming is the highest it has ever been. We need to focus on using clean energy sources when trying to reduce our current pollution levels. The plug-in vehicle, gives you the choice to have it charge from windmills, solar panels, or from the grid, which would contribute to cleaner air. By using clean energy sources, keeping daily trips below the battery range, and educating more people about buying plug-in vehicles, the plug-in hybrid vehicle, will be the car that takes us into the

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