Every Vehicle, a Hybrid Vehicle  Kellen Ober
Background <ul><li>250 million registered cars in the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>Vast majority of cars contain gasol...
What can we do? <ul><li>Petition for automakers to create only eco-friendly lineups of cars. </li></ul><ul><li>Three most ...
Biofuels <ul><li>Refer to any solid or liquid that comes from Biomass (Lucas). </li></ul><ul><li>Come from plants that are...
Problems with Biofuels <ul><li>Highly subsidized. </li></ul><ul><li>Competes with a food source. </li></ul><ul><li>Takes l...
Electric Motor Vehicles <ul><li>No net greenhouse gas emissions come directly from the vehicle. </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer...
Problems with the Electric Motor Vehicle <ul><li>New development needed, never a mass produced electric vehicle.  </li></u...
Problems Cont’d <ul><li>Also highly subsidized. </li></ul><ul><li>Such an example would be the Chevrolet EV1 project.  A g...
Hybrid Vehicles <ul><li>Use a combination of gasoline and battery power. </li></ul><ul><li>Great fuel economy. </li></ul><...
Problems <ul><li>Still emits greenhouse gases. </li></ul><ul><li>As population rises, greenhouse gas levels would be the s...
However… <ul><li>The infrastructure of the current United States energy system is favorable to the development and mass pr...
So… <ul><li>A hybrid vehicle is the only option for a complete vehicle overhaul. </li></ul>
Works Cited <ul><li>Cogan, Ron. &quot;20 Truths about GM EV1 Electric Car.&quot; may 28, 2008.http://www.greencar.com/arti...
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  1. 1. Every Vehicle, a Hybrid Vehicle Kellen Ober
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>250 million registered cars in the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>Vast majority of cars contain gasoline combustion engines. </li></ul><ul><li>Gasoline Combustion engines emit greenhouse gases. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What can we do? <ul><li>Petition for automakers to create only eco-friendly lineups of cars. </li></ul><ul><li>Three most viable options: biofuels, electric motor vehicles, and hybrids. </li></ul><ul><li>All three are great options but a hybrid overhaul is the best. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Biofuels <ul><li>Refer to any solid or liquid that comes from Biomass (Lucas). </li></ul><ul><li>Come from plants that are easily replenished and abundant. </li></ul><ul><li>No major changes in the development of current vehicles. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction of CO2 emissions by up to 29% (Ethanol Facts). </li></ul>
  5. 5. Problems with Biofuels <ul><li>Highly subsidized. </li></ul><ul><li>Competes with a food source. </li></ul><ul><li>Takes land to grow. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Electric Motor Vehicles <ul><li>No net greenhouse gas emissions come directly from the vehicle. </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer savings*. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Problems with the Electric Motor Vehicle <ul><li>New development needed, never a mass produced electric vehicle. </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore, costs lots of $. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Problems Cont’d <ul><li>Also highly subsidized. </li></ul><ul><li>Such an example would be the Chevrolet EV1 project. A group of electric cars where sold at an extreme below market value price of $36,000 when the actual cost of the vehicle was well over $100,000 (Cogan 2010). </li></ul><ul><li>So, government can only release small number of electric vehicles to people at a reasonable price. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Hybrid Vehicles <ul><li>Use a combination of gasoline and battery power. </li></ul><ul><li>Great fuel economy. </li></ul><ul><li>Less emissions than pure gasoline consuming car*. </li></ul><ul><li>Government tax incentives of up to $3400 (New Energy Tax Credits for Hybrids). </li></ul><ul><li>Cost only slightly more than average car. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Problems <ul><li>Still emits greenhouse gases. </li></ul><ul><li>As population rises, greenhouse gas levels would be the same a few years down the road. </li></ul><ul><li>Still dependent on fossil fuels. </li></ul>
  11. 11. However… <ul><li>The infrastructure of the current United States energy system is favorable to the development and mass production of hybrid vehicles. </li></ul><ul><li>Electric Vehicles produce a change in the source of emissions. </li></ul><ul><li>Biofuels are just too costly at the moment*. </li></ul>
  12. 12. So… <ul><li>A hybrid vehicle is the only option for a complete vehicle overhaul. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Works Cited <ul><li>Cogan, Ron. &quot;20 Truths about GM EV1 Electric Car.&quot; may 28, 2008.http://www.greencar.com/articles/20-truths-gm-ev1-electric-car.php (accessed April 4, 2010). </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Ethanol Facts: Environment.&quot; http://www.ethanolrfa.org/resource/facts/environment/ (accessed April 4, 2010). </li></ul><ul><li>Hamilton, James. &quot;Ethanol Subsidies.&quot; February 8, 2007.http://www.econbrowser.com/archives/2007/02/ethanol_subsidi.html (accessed April 4, 2010). </li></ul><ul><li>Lucas, Paul. February 12, 2010.http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/blog/index.php/biofuel-the-pros-and-cons/ (accessed April 4, 2010). </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;New Energy Tax Credit for Hybrids.&quot; http://www.fueleconomy.gov/Feg/tax_hybrid.shtml (accessed April 4, 2010). </li></ul>

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