The Evolution: Electric Vehicles and the End of Oil Addiction Public Deposited

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  • The world is currently using an unsustainable system of meeting its transportation needs with oil. This system is taking a toll on the world environment and on global politics. The physical availability of oil is the system’s most immediate problem and will most likely bring about a transition away from oil dependency. As a solution, the world should replace oil with electricity by replacing cars that use gasoline with cars that use electricity from a battery. Other alternatives, namely ethanol and hydrogen, present a step down from petroleum in terms of sustainability. While electric cars present challenges that can be addressed, their improvements over gas cars justify a very optimistic outlook for the future of transportation. The transition to electric cars has started to occur and will accelerate in the immediate future.
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