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dc.contributor.authorBeck, Cody
dc.contributor.authorJones, Tanner
dc.contributor.authorSwafford, Luke
dc.contributor.authorSchmidt, Hunter
dc.description.abstractThis chapter regards the current state of electric vehicles in society today: the pros and cons, areas that need to improve, etc. The chapter starts by discussing some of the unethical practices that go into creating commodities of electric vehicles. From there, we explore the short, yet rapidly changing history of electric vehicles. Topics explored throughout its history include early inefficiencies, the introduction of hybrids that led to major improvements, and the increase in availability. The chapter then explores markets and commodities of electric vehicles, which explores the supply and demand side of this technology. We will show how growing demand has lead to improved government action, and how production methods must be improved for a sustainable future of electric vehicles. Finally, we test the ethics of electric vehicles, challenging the notion of nothing but the most ethical environmental standards. We will show how ways of metal mining and electricity generation actually do more bad than good for our environment. By reading this chapter, you will become more knowledgeable of how impactful electric vehicles are, and also you will get a grasp on whether or not you want to support this practice.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAngela Person, Ph.D.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution 3.0 United States*
dc.titleElectric Vehiclesen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
ou.groupCollege of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciencesen_US

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