It’s time to switch to electric for cleaner, healthier air


Mario Roberto Durán Ortiz

Tesla electric cars at a Tesla dealership.

Jacob Toth, Opinions Editor

Companies like Tesla, Nissan, Kia, Hyundai, and Audi are just a handful of companies that have produced electric cars. The most popular electric cars that people have are Teslas.

Gas cars and, to be honest, all gas vehicles and equipment burn gasoline inside an engine producing very harmful fumes that come out of the exhaust pipe.

Carbon monoxide is produced when gas is burned which is a very deadly gas. Please do not confuse carbon monoxide with carbon dioxide as they are two very different things. Carbon dioxide is the stuff that we breathe out.

Breathing in engine exhaust is not healthy for living things, as an increased risk of lung cancer can develop, as well as heart disease. Not to mention it can also hurt brain cells that help with memory.

What is one simple solution that we can implement in order to stop these toxic gas vehicles? It’s simple. Stop producing gas vehicles and switch to all-electric. Electric cars are so much nicer than gas cars.

No more paying for gas because with electric vehicles you can charge them overnight the same way that you would charge your phone before you go to bed.

There are also lots of gas stations across the country that are putting in charging stations, so if you are getting low on battery, you can recharge, which takes anywhere from 30 minutes to a little over an hour.

The range is pretty good too; for example, when the battery on a Tesla car is charged to 100%, you can drive 334 miles before you ever have to charge it again.  Compared to the average gas car which can only go about 300 miles on a full tank of gas.

Electric cars are less noisy, safer, and most importantly have no smelly exhaust fumes. They can also go faster and will have no trouble starting up in the cold weather.

Some other advantages include no oil changes and no heavy maintenance work as you would have to get done with a gas car.

Electric things are not just limited to road vehicles. Many companies are producing electric lawnmowers, tractors, weed eaters, chainsaws, snowblowers, etc.  A really cool thing is there are airplanes that are fully electric that are just charged at the airport before takeoff. A much more common thing being made are electric 18 wheelers.

A future with all electricity would be good; however, it may not happen because of how greedy gas companies are.

Spread the word that electric is the way to go.