Electric cars are the future, that’s what everyone wants them to be. Everyone thinks electric cars are good for the environment and such a good idea. But there are downfalls with these cars.
First, they all require a battery to start. Each one of those batteries needs lithium. Where does lithium come from? They have to mine it up, and there is only 1 lithium mining field in the United States. So that can’t be enough. How else do they get it? They have to import it from other countries like Australia. So they have to mine it in Australia and then transport it more than likely using a boat that is using diesel fuel. Digging up lithium is terrible for the environment. It destroys the soil structure. This can lead to hurting our water table, which in the end reduces our water source and then leads to a risk of extinction. So now that they got the lithium they will make the batteries and then make the electric cars.
Another downfall to electric cars is that the batteries do not last. They say the batteries can last up to 100,000 miles to 300,000, so then when you have to get a new battery you have to dispose of the old one. This is bad because you are putting it back into the earth. Then you have to get a new one, which costs more money.
The third reason that electric cars are not good is that you have to charge the battery. This is an inconvenience. Every 300 miles these batteries must be charged, which uses energy that uses fossil fuels.
On the other hand, gas cars have several pros. Electricity is more expensive than gasoline, so gas-powered is better in the long run. They are cheaper to make, which makes them more affordable for the consumer.
They are pros and cons to both types of cars. It really comes down to people’s preference. Both options are available to help with transportation in today’s society.
In my opinion, I would rather have a gas car than an electric car any day. You can easily find a gas station more easily than a charging station. Having the sound of a real gas car or a diesel car or truck is a great.
Would you rather have a gas or electric car?