Why Gasoline is Better Than Electric

Yes, gasoline is a contributor to pollution, but nothing else is nearly as efficient or powerful as gasoline. With all the additive is gasoline, and new technology used in our engines, keeps the pollution created by our vehicles is very low.

There is nothing nearly as powerful and efficient as gasoline, it is used to power everything, from leaf blowers, to lawnmowers, to the car that get you to work. Gasoline carries so much energy, nothing else comes close to it. There have been other fuel sources found such an ethanol fuel, electric, and hydrogen, they are clean burning, and renewable, but they do not have the power, range, and efficiency as gasoline. A gallon of gasoline can produces 35 kilowatt hours of energy. Thats enough to burn a 100-watt light bulb for two weeks. Gasoline does contribute to pollution, but gasoline is very important to us, and the world will be very different without it. Technology is also improving rapidly making gasoline burn much cleaner. Car also have a catalytic converter installed on the exhaust pipe, and it is illegal to remove them. What the catalytic converter does is it turns harmfull gasses such as carbon monoxide and unburnt hydrocarbons into harmless gasses like carbon dioxide and water vapor.

Nothing better illustrates the efficiency of gasoline compared to an electric car than in 1900, when electric, gasoline, and steam cars were vying with one another, an article in American Monthly Review of Reviews pointed out that the gas car had ,developed more all-round good qualities than any other carriage,, it carries gasoline enough for a 70-mile journey and nearly any country store can replenish the supply., It was true back then and it remains true today.

Tesla electric roadster uses an array of 6,831 interconnected lithium-ion batteries (the kind used to power laptops and cellphones), instead of conventional lead-acid batteries, or nickel metal-hydride (NiMh) batteries used in the Toyota Prius hybrid. The batteries are each a little bigger than your standard AA batteries, all the batteries are submerged in a liquid cooling system to prevent them from becoming to hot and exploding when under the stress to supplying the 375 volts to the Teslas electric induction motor.

The car is impressive if you look at it, 0-60 mph in 4 seconds, a claimed 220 mile range, top speed of over 120 mph, it looks as good as gasoline. After Teslas started selling, and were being used in real life situations, people were starting to notice the range start to go down. John O-Dell, test drove the car for Edmunds Inside Line, he say the range is more like 180 miles if you like to goose it every once in a while and down around 150 if you regard speed limits as mere suggestions. The cars is marketed as a sports car, but if you drive it like a sports cars, its not as good as they say it is. O-Dell says The quickest your electric sports car will be is in the first few minutes after you leave the garage. It just gets slower after that until you return home again.

The Tesla is often compared to a Porsche 911, with the handling and acceleration a Porsche 911 would be the perfect car to compare it to. The Tesla does reach 60 mph faster than some 911s, but after the effects of battery power kicks in, you will soon experience a much lower rang than at the start and the motors torque restricting. The Porsche will continue on its way, and cruise up to 400 miles on the remaining gasoline in its 17.7 gallon tank. While the Tesla is charging its batteries for hours, the Porsche can have its tank refilled in a minute or two and be on its way. Tesla keeps showing us why gasoline is better.

No battery or combination of batteries has duplicated the energy density of a gallon of gasoline. Even ethanol fuel when combined with 15% gasoline delivers only delivers only about two-thirds the performance and mileage of a gasoline-powered about two thirds the performance and mileage of a gasoline powered car. This is the reason why gasoline is still he future, and not electric.


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