Electric vs Gas powered vehicles

What is your viewpoint on electric cars vs. gas powered vehicles? Do you feel that one is safer to drive over the other, and which is better in the long run for the environment? 

Parents
  • The choice between gas and electric propulsion for motor vehicles was ALREADY MADE! At the beginning of the 20th century. Gas won. Why did it win? Because of something called Energy Density. This is basically the amount of work you carry in your gas tank or battery. Gas has a ONE HUNDRED TO ONE advantage in Energy Density over modern batteries as of today. Yes, you read that right 100 to 1 advantage for gas. So anyone with a brain knows to use gas for motor vehicles. EV's were a terrible idea a hundred years ago and NOTHING HAS CHANGED in that regard. So why are people pushing the adoption of an inferior, less reliable, less safe technology? THERE'S A QUESTION FOR YOU ALL TO LOOK IN TO!!!! Hint: Money and Political Power. Do some research. What you find should terrify you.

  • Energy density is one variable in a multi factor problem. Electric cars have less components and can allocate more space toward energy storage and are far more energy efficient. Not to mention that gas is not the most energy dense fuel on the market. Hydrogen is more energy dense than gasoline by a factor of 3. Cars with alternative fuel are developing rapidly and will likely surpass gas in the future.

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  • Energy density is one variable in a multi factor problem. Electric cars have less components and can allocate more space toward energy storage and are far more energy efficient. Not to mention that gas is not the most energy dense fuel on the market. Hydrogen is more energy dense than gasoline by a factor of 3. Cars with alternative fuel are developing rapidly and will likely surpass gas in the future.

Children
  • Everything you just wrote is a lie. Hydrogen has a delivery problem. Battery tech is essentially frozen at it's current level. MASSIVE amounts of rare earth metals and other scare materials are used in the construction of EV's. The amount of earth damaging chemicals and processes involved in the construction of EV's is MUCH higher than in regular internal combustion-engined vehicles. Finally all of the cobalt used in EV construction is mined BY CHILD SLAVES in Africa. Do your homework man, you have been lied to by someone.