• Dakota Tuggle

A history of electric cars

In 1832, Robert Anderson developed the first crude electric car. As time ticked on, electric cars were purchased less and less frequently. What replaced them was a gas-powered car: faster, but more costly.

With global warming heating up the Earth, the world is trying to find ways to decrease the pollution of the ozone layer. One of the leading factors is emissions from gas power cars, which are increasing more and more every year. The U.S. used nearly nine billion barrels of petroleum last year, two-thirds of which went towards transportation. Since the Earth’s natural resources gets used up more and each year, they are estimated to be completely depleted by at least 2050.

What does this have to do with electric cars? Well, the switch over to electric cars can be very beneficial to the economy and environment. Not only will it help the environment, it can also help with saving money. Imagine not have to refuel on gas, but instead just recharging your battery. Electric cars work a lot like your phone: you plug it in before bed, and when you wake up the next morning, its charged and ready to start.

Not only is it beneficial to the environment, but it’s also beneficial to the economy and the world.

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