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I chose to research hybrid cars vs. regular cars. A hybrid car is powered by gas and is assisted with an electric motor. The electric motor allows you to use less gas. This helps you save money on gas and put out less pollution, so it is not as harmful to the environment. In city driving with a hybrid car you can get 10% to 15% improvement in gasoline consumption. If everyone drove hybrid cars U.S. gas consumption would drop 10%. Unfortunately the hybrid can cost a few more thousand dollars than a regular car. The Environmental Protection Agency says that driving a car is the most polluting thing that most of us do. In the urban areas motor vehicles are the largest contributor to ground-level ozone, which is a major contributor to smog (a type of air pollution). Cars produce several pollutants known as toxics. These toxics cause as many as 1,500 cases of cancer each year. Auto emissions take part in environmental problems such as acid rain and global warming. So I think that the hybrid car is better than the regular car because not only are you saving money on the rising prices of gas, you are also helping out the environment by not producing so many pollutants.
Article posted January 7, 2008 at 12:05 PM •
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Good job Megan! I think you had a lot of good points and it definitely made me understand all the benefits of hybrids. Wow, I never knew the toxins were so serious that they could cause cancer. Do you think the cost of the hybrid will eventually go down in order to make more people buy them?
Comment Posted on January 14, 2008 at 07:52 PM by
Nice job Meg. I like how you connected the toxics to statistics in cancer. Also I liked how you had many statistics. Nice job.
Comment Posted on January 10, 2008 at 12:20 PM by
Megan, Nice article I enjoyed reading it. I like how you included a lot of statistics which help show why hybrid cars are better than regular cars. Also I asked this before but do you think that the cost of the hybrid is keeping people from buying them? Nice job megan!
Comment Posted on January 8, 2008 at 09:30 PM by
How do auto emissions take part in acid rain? Well written article, and nice statistics. I was guessing that the gasoline consumption would drop more than it is predicted to.
Comment Posted on January 8, 2008 at 05:26 PM by
Did you find any statistics of benefits of hybrid use in a rural area?
You used the statistics well to prove your point. I wonder if the initial price is offset by any gasoline savings. Regardless, emission savings are a benefit.
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