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The EV Debate,
part 3
EV-250c
This course is presented as part of
Evannex University—a free, open
learning environment t...
EVs vs. ICE Vehicles—The Debate
EVs vs. ICE Vehicles—The Debate
EVs move pollution from the tailpipe to the power
plant …
assumes all power generation is
“dirty”
the use of alt-energy ...
The grid can’t support tens of millions of EVs …
Most people charge their EVs at
night, when rates are low and grid
capac...
Alt-energy is too expensive and has
potential side affects
Alt-energy is expensive today, but
in the future—not so much
...
EVs only work because of government subsidies …
corollary: taxpayers who don’t want or
like EVs are paying to have them o...
The future is fuel cell vehicles …
Fuel cell vehicles are EVs
the difference is that electricity is generated from
hydro...
Summary
There are many anti-EV arguments proposed
Although some have elements of truth, the majority are
bogus and easil...
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all EVU mini-courses is
available for download
from our website …
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Electric Vehicle University - 250c THE EV DEBATE

THE CENTRAL QUESTION ...
What issues do I need to understand to participate in the EV debate? What real, what's hype and where are the facts?

COURSE ABSTRACT
A discussion of many of the arguments used by those who suggest that EVs cannot be a legitimate challenge for ICE vehicles. Each anti-EV arguments is presented followed by interpretation, counter arguments, and facts. To obtain a copy of the EVU study guide for this and other available EVU courses, please complete the form on this page.

Course level: Intermediate

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Electric Vehicle University - 250c THE EV DEBATE

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  2. 2. 2 The EV Debate, part 3 EV-250c This course is presented as part of Evannex University—a free, open learning environment that presents concise, video-based mini-courses for those who have interest in electric vehicles (EVs) …
  3. 3. EVs vs. ICE Vehicles—The Debate
  4. 4. EVs vs. ICE Vehicles—The Debate
  5. 5. EVs move pollution from the tailpipe to the power plant … assumes all power generation is “dirty” the use of alt-energy is growing even “dirty” generation is getting cleaner ICE vehicles are 20 - 30% efficient. Power plants are 60% efficient and the grid is 95 % efficient
  6. 6. The grid can’t support tens of millions of EVs … Most people charge their EVs at night, when rates are low and grid capacity is high The number of EVs will grow slowly, giving utilities time to upgrade capacity using existing tech New disruptive tech, including the possibility of “fusion”energy may make this argument moot
  7. 7. Alt-energy is too expensive and has potential side affects Alt-energy is expensive today, but in the future—not so much Environmental impact of wind and solar power are minimal and insignificant when compared to the burning of fossil fuels Reality check—every method for generating energy has negative consequence, 7
  8. 8. EVs only work because of government subsidies … corollary: taxpayers who don’t want or like EVs are paying to have them on the road taxpayer subsidize many things—home mortgages, charitable contributions, not to mention hundreds of tax credits for businesses of all kinds China, India, Japan, all of the EU, and other countries all have established subsidies for EVs
  9. 9. The future is fuel cell vehicles … Fuel cell vehicles are EVs the difference is that electricity is generated from hydrogen stored in high pressure tanks in your vehicle the fuel cell then produces electricity fuel cell vehicles are more complex, but do offer an alternative to BEVs and PHEVs 9
  10. 10. Summary There are many anti-EV arguments proposed Although some have elements of truth, the majority are bogus and easily refuted Bottom line—EVs are safe, clean, and cost effective
  11. 11. 11 … a free study guide for all EVU mini-courses is available for download from our website … For a complete list of mini- courses and the study guide, visit: www.evannex.com

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