In my essay, I argue the fact that battery powered cars may one day be a common occurrence and that one day battery powered cars will replace cars fuelled by fossil fuels such as petrol and diesel.
Cars will eventually be battery powered
Thanks the Smartphones and tablets there is a lot of money being pumped into smaller batteries that are more powerful and last longer. Over time this technology will be adapted so that batteries may successfully power cars. There are already electric cars that work well when compared with fossil fuel cars.
There is too much money tied up in fossil fuels
Oil provides a massive amount of income for places like the USA and Russia and most of the world relies on fossil fuels to the point where if it were to dry up tomorrow then most of the world’s travel would come to a complete standstill. This gives companies very little incentive to research battery powered cars and there are too many with interests in fossil fuels to allow research to be conducted successfully.
Fossil fuels are dwindling
The cost of fossil fuels is climbing ever higher because fossil fuels are dwindling. Within a few years, it may be so scarce that people are unable to use fossil fuels to generate power or to fuel vehicles.
Cars that are more efficient will extend the use of fossil fuels
There are already vehicles that use 20% of the fuel that similar vehicles used to use just fifteen years ago. More fuel efficient cars are going to be created meaning that battery powered cars will not be needed.
The fact that fossil fuels will expire means that battery powered cars must be made
This is only one of a number of possibilities as by the time that fossil fuels start to run out we may have invented a new form of fuel. We may be able to make safe hydrogen powered cars or even cars fuelled by radioactive material. It is also possible that bio-fuel will power cars or that a new way to create fossil fuels will be discovered.
Battery powered cars have already been invented
There is only a chance that other forms of fuel will replace fossil fuels, but we cannot ignore that electric cars already exist and work very well. It is more likely that cars powered by electricity will replace cars powered by petrol and diesel. It would make traveling by car more convenient as it would mean people could charge up their cars in far more places than they can currently purchase petrol or diesel. In addition, there is even a chance that solar energy may charge cars in the future.
I find that there is a very good chance that battery powered cars will replace cars powered by fossil fuels. There is a chance that bio-diesel may one day power cars, but since electric cars are making such progress, and because new batteries are being developed at such a fast rate, I feel confident that battery powered cars will one day replace cars powered by fossil fuels.
Essay about Technology: Past, Present, and Future
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Technology: Past, Present, and Future
Remember the days of the Old West? The women walked around with their parasols or rode in a horse drawn carriage and the men rode fast and furious on their horses. Everything you needed was right there in town: the saloon, the general store, and the barber. When one needed to get somewhere, they would walk. If they needed to travel far, there were steam-powered locomotives. As towns and cities grew larger, it was not so convenient to walk everywhere. There was a need for a machine that could get us around to where we had to go. Technology was becoming a bigger part of the times and the machine we now know today as the automobile was invented.
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Environmentalists would argue that cars "would eject large amounts of unpleasant gases into the air, such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, and sulfur dioxide" (Wilson 304). Energy experts would be afraid of using to much fuel. In short, there would be a strong resistance to the thought of an automobile being built.
Wilson argues that without cars, we would have to live very close together in apartments and row houses so that we could walk to public transportation depots. He also says that we would miss seeing the beaches and the countryside except for an occasional glimpse from a bus or train window. We would have city upon city. Still, the car haters tell us that with the use of bikes and public transportation we will have less pollution, noise and our energy is used more efficiently. Well what about the benefits? Wilson states "The automobile is more flexible, more punctual, supplies greater comfort, provides for carrying more parcels, creates more privacy, enables one to select fellow passengers, and, for distances over a mile or more, requires less travel time" (308). So to those that reject the notion of an automobile, Wilson says, "The car does exist, and has powerfully affected the living, working, and social spaces of America" (304).
Technology has come a long way since the first automobile was built. We now have Small cars and mid size cars. There are Sport Utility Vehicles, or