Michael Kn Dorsey’s essay “Ban on selling new gas-fueled cars would have unintended (bad) consequences” elaborates two main points. First, Michael explains electric vehicle (EV) would be future cars because it’s believed that EV will be environment friendly and the other idea is the effect of banning on selling new gas-fueled cars is bad. I agree with Michael’s idea which states ban on selling new gas-fueled cars will have horrible effect and I disagree with idea that EV will be environment friendly.
Michael’s first point states that EV will be future cars because it’s considered as environmentally friendly cars. However, we know that EV use electricity as main source of energy. in this world there are many sources of power plants such as coal, petroleum, biomass, wind, and nuclear energy. As we know that coal and petroleum is not renewable and produce gas emissions that harmful for the environment so that EV is not considered as environmentally friendly cars. The idea of using EV also difficult to apply consider the need of additional electricity. an increase in electricity consumption that is not offset by the addition of a new power plant will lead to severe shortage of electricity and electricity transmission. Increasing consumption in electricity will impact on the increase in the necessities of life. Food prices will rise. monthly expenditures from offices will rise, thus impacting the state budget. The worst impact will be felt by the poor.
The other idea brought by Michael is bad consequences of banning on selling new gas-fueled cars. This Michael’s opinion sounds interesting. Banning on selling new gas-fueled cars is started from the VW scandal. VW company installed emissions software on more than a half-million diesel cars in the U.S.—and roughly 10.5 million more worldwide—that allows them to sense the unique parameters of an emissions drive cycle set by the Environmental Protection Agency. According to the EPA and the California Air Resources Board, which were tipped off by researchers in 2014, these so-called “defeat devices” detect steering, throttle, and other inputs used in the test to switch between two distinct operating modes. Because of VW scandal, the EPA and the California Air Resources Board have turned a skeptical eye towards diesel vehicle and some jurisdictions, like Paris, are going even further and calling for outright bans on automobiles. This ban is very unfortunate because there’s a lot improvements in diesel technology so that carbon emissions can be reduced up to 35 percent farther per gallon of fuel than their gasoline counterparts.
Conclusively, I support Michael’s idea to end banning on selling new gas-fueled cars because diesel vehicles typically more environmentally friendly cars than gasoline counterparts. But, I reject his idea about EV that considered as environmentally friendly cars. I think Corporate crime and malfeasance who involved in VW scandal must be sternly punished so that ban on selling new gas-fueled cars will soon be over.