America is ready for the electric cars. The increase in the usage of gasoline based fuel cars has increased levels of pollution, locally. In many towns, people are worried about the quality of air. The adoption or the use of electronic cars will achieve the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, which contribute highly to global warming (Larminie and Lowry 15). There has been an increased removal of the use of leaded petrol. Some states such as the State of California are encouraging the production of electric cars through its Low Emission Vehicle Program (Larminie and Lowry 15).
The use of gasoline based cars has increased the over dependence in the use of oil. Oil as a resource is reducing, and costs of producing oil are going up annually. Furthermore, America is spending more of its wealth in the importation of oil (Reynolds). Most of America’s economy is dependent on oil to such an extent that the lack of oil could result to an end in the American way of life (Reynolds). Usage of oil causes harmful environmental effects. For instance, oil spills, global warning, increase in greenhouses gases and carbon emissions. Introduction of electronic cars will assist in improving the environment.
Dependence on oil contributes to a threat in national security and instability, in the U.S. economy. Cost incurred in protecting oil overseas is high. Recent incidents of terrorist attacks are because of oil (Matthews and Steglich 68). A rapid increase in oil prices increases the U.S. trade deficits (Matthews and Steglich 68). Horn (41) argues that usage of oil in cars is inefficient. He notes that, for every dollar spent on gas, 85 cents is wasted in heating the engine. Introduction of electric cars can help address these issues regarding national security, promote a stable economy, and assist in reducing the adverse effects of overdependence on oil.
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