Electric cars are the future?
In the article about the launch of Tesla 3, many have said that nothing so clean car is electric and the energy consumed to charge them is produced by methods that pollute heavily.
Which, of course, is not true.
First, if for producing electricity pollutes the environment is, does anyone think for producing petrol or diesel does not pollute? Maybe you should go past a refinery, to see how it looks.
Therefore, even if there is a source of pollution in generating electricity, there are not even two, machine itself. Cars are constantly around us, blowing your nose nuisance when walking on the street, while refineries and power plants there. And since 2012 the World Health Organization included diesel exhaust in Group Class 1 carcinogens (cause cancer that is safe, there is little doubt) should all wish to shift to electric cars as quickly as possible.
Two hand, can produce clean energy from light that comes from the sun unlimited and free. I once calculated that a 4 × 5 km field of photovoltaic panels would be enough to power the entire Bucharest electricity. Wind generates even more current than photovoltaics, including in Romania these plants is in strong development. Come back soon with beautiful graphics on how to generate electricity in Romania, but first have to get through this week crowded with phones.
To load dozens, hundreds, millions of Tesla and other electric models daily would be needed who knows what efforts feasible. With a good plan and a joint effort, mankind could get rid of dependence on fossil fuels shortly. Some countries have already done this, see the example of Denmark which last year produced more wind energy than could consume.
Electrical consumption increases, the gas decreases. More and more people use electric hobs and ovens and radiators can be replaced with electric coil so ELCEN / RADET no longer have to burn coal and fuel oil to get hot water.
And more importantly, everyone forgets that only Tesla Elon Musk does not hold, but SolarCity. SolarCity is already the largest provider of solar energy in the United States, a company that your solar panels installed for free in the house, including opinions dealing with, and then you pay only the cost of electricity. That’s the kind of free rental of solar panels, but you can also buy them from the beginning, and for energy does not pay anything.
SolarCity recently announced a kind of milestone: their customers in the US occurred in one day enough electricity to completely power the Tesla all cars sold so far. 8 million kilowatt hours were produced on March 22 for those who SolarCity solar panels installed on buildings. Read the announcement here.
Moreover, Tesla supercharge network is generally fueled by solar energy. And charging home costs you about 2$ per hundred kilometers of autonomy.
Notice how Musk has invested in all sorts of high-tech companies in areas very new (electric cars, space rockets private, solar panels for residential environment) and all you have to do is to keep on floating until they catch enough traction bring billions of dollars each year. When you have the most developed electric cars and the most developed network of solar panels, things were going well and strong hand in hand. Create residential infrastructure for electric cars, charging stations plus public and then sell electric cars.
Only needs a better technology for batteries to store the energy produced by photovoltaic and wind. Guess what Tesla is investing heavily now? The batteries and their technology!
Ah, and remember that electric panels are fairly simple to make, are based on silicon. The old production lines for processors can be easily reconfigured to produce solar panels. We have everything we need for this, and the costs will decrease enormously once China enters into the equation.
But perhaps to produce car batteries Tesla them is very polluting, right? So many say, it pollutes the production of electric cars or hybrids, like the normal ones would not pollute or would that be comparable with the millions of kilometers traveled then these machines, especially when factories are doing everything possible to become carbon- through various programs neutral eco / CSR, but not citizens.
Well, no. Here is a chart made by Mercedes for a model of their own and that shows how many tonnes of CO2 a car produces entire life cycle, from production to the factory and its exploitation.
But most do wrong to believe that people buy Tesla to not pollute. I believe and buy one for that catch per hour in 2.7 seconds cent (or 4.4 new model) because it quiet because it is high-tech, because it drives itself, because looks good and so on. Ah, it’s also eco? I tickle and that in addition to pride, you feel better in society. But cent to 2.7 seconds for the hour …