August 4, 2021

The death of the internal combustion motor might be coming to an end very soon. California seems to be the Pioneer out of all the states to outlaw and sell only zero-emission cars in the United States starting in 2035. Gasoline-powered vehicles contribute to excessive heat within the ecosystem which makes internal combustion motors higher promoters of a wildfire’s as well as produces more pollution in the atmosphere. This change will also help lower the percentage of how much a vehicle impacts the world, as well as help, move the Automotive industry into the next phase. Scientists found that Electric Vehicles produce less than half the global warming emissions than comparable gasoline-powered vehicles. Producing these vehicles is the only area where it has a disadvantage because it does take higher emissions to manufacture when comparing the two designs. 

With the recent advancement in battery technology switching to an all-electric vehicle seems like the most eco-friendly choice for the future. Not only does this mean that one day a completely zero-emission society may become a reality, but it also means people will save drastically in auto repairs. This is possible due to the battery motor and associated electronics were designed to wear out at a slower rate and not many fluids are required to change. Brake pads also have extended longevity over conventional brakes due to regenerative braking technology. This technology helps redirect energy that braking produces right back into your battery supply to help take advantage of the power that an internal combustion engine would typically be wasting. When regenerative braking is activated it helps decelerate your vehicle slightly. This will give you the ability to use less braking components which will result in less wear on the vehicle’s brake pads.

The safety of electric vehicles also poses an advantage over gasoline-fueled motors. When compared to Gasoline  Li-ion batteries pose a far less chance of your vehicle catching fire. Jeff Dahn lead a study and concluded that Li-ion has a one in every 100 millionth chance of catching on fire. To bring the odds down even more automotive engineers designed a layer to help liquid cool the batteries and also implemented firewalls. This helps battery and vehicle damage to a minimum if a cell decides to go out. With the new vehicles being electrically driven, the need for an internal combustion motor wouldn’t be necessary. It will allow even more room for automotive companies to utilize their newly freed up space and develop added protection which will help dramatically with better crash ratings for front end collisions. When thinking about the world and whats needed to help our species advance EV is definitely taking us in the right direction. Other states haven’t really spoken on when they will push to ban internal combustion engines, but fifteen states will follow California and push to electrify trucks and buses. Washington DC, Connecticut, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington are on board. Not only is the United States pushing for Electric Vehicles, but other countries around the world like the UK, France, Germany, India, Norway, Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, Korea, and Spain so far have also stated they are pushing forward with banning the selling of new internal combustion vehicles at various future years. What are your thoughts on the advancement leap to all-electric vehicles? It’s coming rather we like it or not. 

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