Friday, November 16, 2012

Gas cars are the past

By Mathew Grubb

Just by thinking for a second we can lay down a few key facts about gas vs electric cars. Oil is a natural resource here on earth that when ignited sends destructive emissions to our ozone. But what does that really mean to us?  

"When you are exposed to ozone there are a number of health effects that may follow. These include congestion, chest pains and coughing, but those are some of the more mild symptoms. Your lung capacity could be temporarily or even permanently damaged and you may suffer from bronchitis, emphysema, asthma and heart disease." 


Oil spills are also a huge price we pay. Millions of innocent animals are killed, mutilated, or heavily impacted by human error.  

"When oil starts mixing in water, it can change composition 
and becomes what's known as "mousse". This is a sticky substance 
that clings even more to whatever it comes in contact with. 
Many marine animals don't know to avoid a slick and some fish may
even be attracted to it as it can resemble food."

By choosing to go electric you are doing multiple things.

#1 Saving money
Electricity is much cheaper to utilize than the ever increasing price of gasoline

#2 Doing your part
You are doing your part to help save our beat up ozone and environment by reducing emissions and harmful chemicals into the air.

#3 Investing in our future
By purchasing an electric vehicle you are putting money into future technology that supports sustainable transportation. Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn says 20 percent of its cars by 2020 will be electrics. This number will only increase in future years.  


You have a chance to be a part of the problem or the solution. The choice is yours.


Sources:

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-07-11/news/32636526_1_miev-electric-car-honda-fit-ev

http://www.crudeoilbiz.com/oil-industry-burning.shtml

http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelkanellos/2012/01/11/which-are-better-electric-cars-or-natural-gas-vehicles/

http://www.amsa.gov.au/marine_environment_protection/educational_resources_and_information/teachers/the_effects_of_oil_on_wildlife.asp

http://www.greenlivingtips.com/blogs/164/Effects-of-oil-spills.html

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