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Executive Summary

Electric Vehicles are carbon clean and make more sense to produce as time goes on. This and amplitudes of other reasons are why the US government should enact harsher taxes on gas-powered vehicles, to push people to switch to electric vehicles. The lifespan of electric batteries used in electric vehicles is already much longer compared to gas-powered vehicles and greatly increased in lifespan every day. Because of this, fewer cars need to be produced using coal. Currently, charging stations for electric vehicles are really growing in popularity in the United States specifically. Electric vehicles are also much cheaper to maintain and own as well. With fewer repair costs, and not paying for gas, electric vehicles make a lot of sense to buy, compared to traditional internal combustion engines.

 

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Laura Fathauer’s Presentation Questions

I learned that anyone who is doing research on a topic should validate that the information they receive from a search is credible. I also learned that there are so many ways to do and publish research with different types of technology. Laura challenged my thinking by making us decide what part of her story was made up. Since she told us the story about the stadium being at the flood being fake. I now know that I need to do research to make sure my information is valid. Or I could check to see if the article received any peer evaluations.

Second and Third argument

Second Argument: The lifespan of electric batteries used in electric vehicles is already much longer, and  greatly increasing every day compared to gas powered vehicles. Because of this, less cars need to be produced using coal.

Third Argument: Currently, charging stations for electric vehicles are really growing in the united states specifically.

 

Paper Outline

Philip Macy

Professor Oaks

ESEPY

November 24, 2019

 

Tax cuts for electric vehicles will provide a needed incentive for their purchase

 

Electric Vehicles are carbon clean and make more sense to produce as time goes on. The US government should enact harsher taxes on gas-powered vehicles to push people to switch to electric vehicles. The lifespan of electric batteries used in electric vehicles is already much longer, and greatly increasing every day compared to gas-powered vehicles. Because of this, fewer cars need to be produced using coal. Currently, charging stations for electric vehicles are really growing in the United States specifically. Electric vehicles are also much cheaper to maintain and own. With fewer repair costs, and not paying for gas, electric vehicles make a lot of sense to buy.

 

 

Currently, charging stations for electric vehicles are really growing in the United States specifically

 

The lifespan of electric batteries used in electric vehicles is already much longer, and greatly increasing every day compared to gas-powered vehicles. 

 

With fewer repair costs, and not paying for gas, electric vehicles make a lot of sense to buy.

I anticipate criticism about electric vehicles being so heavy.

Works Cited

Gordon-Bloomfield, Nikki. “Life After Death: What Happens When Your Prius Battery Dies.” Green Car Reports, 27 Sept. 2019, https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1071391_life-after-death-what-happens-when-your-prius-battery-dies.

“How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Car?” Pod Point, 12 July 2019, https://pod-point.com/guides/driver/how-long-to-charge-an-electric-car.

Korus, Sam. “EV Semi Trucks to Take Share From Traditional Long-Hail Diesel Trucks.” ARK Investment Management, Sam Korus, ARK Analyst Https://Ark-Invest.com/Wp-Content/Uploads/2019/10/ARK-Invest-Logo_2019.Png, 10 Nov. 2017, https://ark-invest.com/research/ev-semi-truck.

 

Annotated Biliography

“Factcheck: How Electric Vehicles Help to Tackle Climate Change.” Carbon Brief, 15 May 2019, www.carbonbrief.org/factcheck-h Browse revisionsow-electric-vehicles-help-to-tackle-climate-change.

  1. Talks about the benefits to decarbonizing every vehicle possible. It also lists some misconceptions about how green electric vehicles are. Many studies with data and graphs are linked when addressing just how clean carbon cars are, specifically compared to diesel.  Hausfather talks about how efficient it is to make a battery for an EV, and that it also depends on what country it is being built in.

Nykvist, Björn, and Måns Nilsson. “Rapidly Falling Costs of Battery Packs for Electric Vehicles.” Nature News, Nature Publishing Group, 23 Mar. 2015, www.nature.com/articles/nclimate2564.

  1. This is a detailed article on the efficiency for EV’s. It has research on the battery life of Li-on technology batteries from 2007 to 2014. It talks about the “industry wide” cost declines of battery packs in recent years. The article also goes into detail about what the future hold for these battery packs, and their use in electric vehicles.

Rietmann, Nele. “A Comparison of Policy Measures Promoting Electric Vehicles in 20 Countries.” SpringerLink, Springer, Cham, 1 Jan. 1970, link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-96526-0_7.

  1. A scholarly article about the best ways to implement EV’s in different countries. This article goes over many different incentives that each country could place to convince people to buy electric vehicles. It goes into depth about studies that show that incentives do work to convince people to buy electric vehicles.

“Electric Vehicles: Tax Credits and Other Incentives.” Energy.gov, www.energy.gov/eere/electricvehicles/electric-vehicles-tax-credits-and-other-incentives.

  1. The US government website which allows check on tax cuts for electric and hybrid powered vehicles. The site has a search feature where the user can search by state. It also has links to the IRS form for tax cut signups. The website provides a feature where users can find out how to install and find charging stations for their vehicles.

Things I have learned from TradeMark Gunderson Presentation

I learned that once something ing is patented, it lasts for 20 years, while a copyright lasts 70 years plus the amount of years until the owner’s death. It is very important to cite the things you use, morally, and legally. He challenged the way that I think about exploiting the law.

Thesis for Research paper

Electric Vehicles are carbon clean, and make more sense to produce as time goes on. The US government should enact harsher taxes on gas powered vehicles to push people to switch to electric vehicles.

Expert Questions Answered (Zeke Hausfather)

Beth’s presentation blog

In my future academic work, I will now begin to use only articles pertaining to me and my audience. I also know how to find specific information the best by using OSU’s database.

Expert interview questions

  1. Are electric vehicles worth producing to reduce emissions?
  2. What source of energy powers the electricity used in electric vehicles?
  3. At what point in the future will buying electric vehicles surpass gas powered vehicles?
  4. How much emissions are produced in the manufacturing process of these vehicles?
  5. Do electric vehicles reduce a significant figure in global emissions?
  6. Should states/ countries start banning gas-powered vehicles?
  7. Are hybrid vehicles really making a difference in global warming?
  8. How long do electric vehicles typically last, compared to gas-powered vehicles.