Problems/Concerns Regarding Large Scale Implementation of Electric Cars

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Problems/concerns Regarding Large Scale Implementation of Electric Cars

Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures ..........................................................................................1 Introduction ................................................................................................................2 Background: ....................................................................................................................2 The Century Old Electric Car!....................................................................................2 The Worlds First Production Electric Vehicle!...........................................................2 General Motors EV1 Specifications!....................................................................3 Present Day Electric Cars! .........................................................................................3 Nissan Leaf Specifications!..................................................................................3

Problem Statement ..........................................................................................................4 Higher initial cost of electric vehicles!........................................................................4 Battery life, longevity and replacement costs!...........................................................4 Limited vehicle range and slow recharge rates!........................................................4 Redirected Carbon Emissions: From Tailpipes to Smoke Stacks! .............................5 Government Policies and Money Hungry Oil Companies! .........................................5

Significance ......................................................................................................................6

Conclusion ...................................................................................................................7 Recommendations ......................................................................................................8 References ...................................................................................................................9 Appendix....................................................................................................................10 Professional Bio .............................................................................................................10 Annotated Bibliography................................................................................................10

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List of Tables and Figures
Figure
 1:
 Early
 Electric
 Cars,
 1902
 Phaeton
 (right)
 &
 1918
 Detroit
 (left)..................2 Figure
 2:
 1996
 General
 Motors
 EV1.......................................................................3 Figure  3:
 2011
 Nissan
 Leaf....................................................................................4 Figure  4:
 Electric/Gas
 MSRP
 Comparison...............................................................4 Table  1:
 Net
 Generation
 by
 Major
 Energy
 Source:
 Total
 (All
 Sectors)........................5 Table
 2:
 Timeline
 of
 Global
 Fossil
 Carbon
 Emissions...............................................6

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Introduction
Background: The Century Old Electric Car Electric cars are hardly a new concept, “the electric vehicle has been around for over 100 years.” ("Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity: History of Electric Vehicles.") These early electric cars, shown in Figure 1, were quiet and clean in comparison to internal combustion engine vehicles and therefore were preferred by those who could afford them. However, several major developments led to their extinction: • Crude...
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