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Going Electric: charge up v.s. fillling up
The price of gas has been increasing dramatically during the past 5 years. Drving a gasoline powered vehicle is costy and we are looking for alternatives. Manufactories such as Ford, Toyota,chevrolet present battery electric, hybrid electric, extended range electric , plug-in hybrid electric and feul cell electric vehichles to the public as THE choices compare to tranditional gasoline powered vehichles.
Driving one of these fancy cars with new(or not?) technologies brings many issues like if fire departments are well equiped to perform rescue when electric cars are involved, if it is convenient to have them repared especially when you are on a road trip cross countries, if it is enviromentally friendly as they promised, and if they actually save the use of fuel (hint: what generate electricity. yes, they say we can use solar, and/or hydro powered electricity; however the question is how practical it is and is it enviromentally friendly? hint again, the Three Gorges Dam project is criticised as enviromentally non-friendly.)
So, my friends, where do you think electric cars are bringing us and how far? Are they ture savor of our car-depended nature, or they are just a fancy toys which distracte our attation from questioning the necessarity of keeping gas expensive.