The electric and hybrid cars… the healthy way forward
by Alexandre on February 10, 2017 - 12:00pm
“The drive for clean air” was published by O’Toole Randal during the fall of 2001. This article shows how cars pollute in such a degree, that it can create multiple health problems, reduction of visibility, acid rain and even global warming! Not all is lost as the United States did make some changes. In the past 30 years, the government dramatically decreased air pollution from cars by regulating them. Some strategies to reduce the amount of driving people did nothing but harm. One of these strategies consisted in augmenting congestion. Not only did the amount of driving people not decrease, it even created more pollution. Cars pollute more in a stop and go traffic. North America took the matter at hands but not completely.
“The allure of technology: How France and California promoted electric and hybrid vehicles to reduce urban air pollution” by Calef, David; Goble, Robert; March 2007. This article explains how France and California took a step forward towards lowering air pollution from cars. They encouraged technological innovations and even adopted a legislation for cleaner vehicle: hybrid and electric cars. California in particular had the media and the population to move together and actively be affected by the regulation. Sadly, the oil company contested the regulations in courts and the public. France had a minimal public support and so, the development of new cars were poor compared to California. In the end, California had a lot of success compared to France because of the public support. We need to stop air pollution from cars and improve our technology in a healthy way. We need to move together, as one.
The way we should be involved in fixing the problem is by forcing all teachers to teach the students about air pollution. It is important to teach the youth as they are the ones that will shape the future depending on what they were taught.
“The allure of technology: How France and California promoted electric and hybrid vehicles to reduce urban air pollution” by Calef, David; Goble, Robert; March 2007.
“The drive for clean air” by O’Toole Randal; fall 2001. http://search.proquest.com/pqrl/docview/235135556/76622EC5238A4F79PQ/3?accountid=9991