EVs or electric powered cars are the hype of today. People want to purchase an EV to get many benefits. Some of which include tax cuts, depending on the country that you live in. But, equally, there will be a downfall or a side-effect for the conversion into EVs because life is a bargain.
Take your time to think, and try to understand the possible outcomes of converting to an all-green, or an all-electric approach to means of transportation.
What Would Happen You Change To Electric Powered Cars?
Now, there will be three outcomes to the change of electric-powered cars. Firstly, some people will be unchanged. Their financial, social, and cultural factors will remain the same, and they will be able to lead a normal life. The only difference that they will have to face is the change in cars.
Another social group might profit from the change to EVs. This group includes a lot of people. From the car manufacturers who will gain a lot from the change to the consumers who get the benefits of switching to all-electric. They will have a better life by incorporating the usage of EVs into their daily lives.
Lastly, there will also be people who will face the downfall from going all-electric. This group includes the oil giants or the people who transport crude oil and its product. They will take the brunt of this conversion.
So, as you can see, the change in people is vast. Some benefit, some fall, and some others remain the same. Moreover, the world benefits from it. Or does the world benefit from the conversion?
Will The World Benefit From The Change To An All-Electric Mode Of Transportation?
The answer to this question is a bit difficult to say because it has two sides to talk about. One, about the benefits, and the other about the defects, or the things that should develop.
Benefits to the world from the change to an all-electric mode of transportation are good. The world’s carbon emissions will decrease drastically if a ban on gas-powered cars were introduced. But, this benefit wouldn’t come as soon as the ban is in play.
As per the researchers at the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden reports that the benefits from the change to all-electric will not be felt until the middle of the century. Johannes Morfeldt, a researcher in Physical Resource Theory at the Chalmers University of Technology says that “The lifespan of the cars currently on the roads and those which would be sold before the introduction of such a restriction mean that it would take some time – around 20 years – before the full effect becomes visible”.
Then we also have things that the community will have to develop on. Firstly, there will be a major need for batteries for EVs. Batteries too are not fully in the clear because they release high levels of greenhouse gasses when in production. Granted, you might think that the manufacturing of the batteries will be the only defects.
But, you are half true, and false. The majority of the world depends on non-renewable forms of energy for electricity. These forms include coal, nuclear fission, petroleum, and many more, These types of fuels are not green in any manner. The majority of the electricity that we get is from these sources. Meaning that electric cars will not be that green.
But, progress has been made to change to an all-green version of charging. For example, Tesla, one of the leading EV manufacturers said that they will leap renewable sources of energy by 2021. Moreover, the Green New Deal also has a promising future for the EV market.
How Would The Transition Pan Out?
The transition to an all-electric mode of transport would go smooth in a general sense. Some people would be opposing the change, but in general, people would be happy and change to EVs. As mentioned before, the benefits of this conversion will not be felt for a long time.
Quoting Johannes Morfeldt, “There are relatively good opportunities to reduce emissions from global battery manufacturing. Our review of the literature on this shows that average emissions from global battery manufacturing could decrease by about two-thirds per kilowatt hour of battery capacity by the year 2045. However, most battery manufacturing takes place overseas, so Swedish decision-makers have more limited opportunities to influence this question”.
So, in all the transition would go smooth, but with some rocky bumps. Batteries would have to be made at a faster rate, increasing carbon emissions. Furthermore, the residue cars, the gas-powered vehicles will be waste, most likely sent to scrapyards. But, some parts of the vehicle cannot be recycled in any manner.
The conversion to an all-electric mode of transportation is a feat or goal that the world is working towards. Granted, there should be some developments that should be done to make the transition as smooth as possible. All, that we can do is wait, and see how the World governments react.