Social effects of Electric Vehicles?

What are some social effects of electric vehicles?

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  • 9 years ago
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    If EVs catch on, charging stations will spring up at many shopping venues. We are already seeing charging stations appear at Best Buy, Walgreen, Meijers, CostCo, and other places. Electricity is cheaper than gas, so retailers can afford to give it away to get customers. Gas stations may decrease in number, as "fuel" is given away for free.

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    The Middle East will cease to matter. If most people drive electric cars, demand for gasoline will drop. And the world will care less and less about the countries that have oil to sell. Competition from electric vehicles may even drive down the price of gasoline, as petroleum companies strive to maintain their market share.

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    As less and less gas is used, less of it will be refined, saving huge amounts of energy - it takes 6 kilowatt-hours of energy to refine each gallon of gasoline. The energy saved from refining added to the energy used for petroleum exploration, mining, pumping and transportation is enough to power EVs, with some left over. Pollution will decrease accordingly.

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  • 9 years ago

    Our society presently spends about as much on foreign wars as we do to import foreign oil.

    If rather than use petrochemical vehicles we turned to Electric Vehicles we could completely finance a single payer health care system AND reduce the federal deficit. Switching to a domestic source of energy would also promote the economy, encourage even more attention on renewable energy sources.

  • GABY
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    9 years ago

    Keep people home a lot more because you can't go very far, and spend a lot of time out of commission charging them up. Great toys for some rich people that have extra money, though.

  • 6 years ago

    Its getting more n more greener

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