comm based writing assignment 2nd draft

comm based writing assignment 2nd draft - Cars are the...

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Cars are the world’s main form of transportation. If you were to look out the window of your room right now you would most likely see one of three things; one being a driveway with cars parked in it, the second being a street with cars driving along it, and the third being a parking lot full of parked vehicles. Since cars have such a positive impact on our means of everyday transportation it would behoove us as a nation to attempt to make them less destructive to our environment. Automobiles are to blame for almost a quarter of the world’s carbon dioxide discharges (Allan 41-45). According to, John Fenton, an experienced auto motive engineer and the author of Lightweight Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Design: Automotive Engineering Series, “Four out of every five Americans even use their cars to visit their next door neighbors,” (Fenton and Hodkinson 143; 159; 161; 163). Our society has become so caught up in the automotive revolutionary race that we have forgotten about the problems we have formed on the way to the finish line. Automobiles have been impeding our ecological lifestyle for the past century but with the introduction of hybrid vehicles the times can be altered and we can look forward to a more environmental friendly future. The ultimate form of alternative fuel engine would burn fuel at a pace that is cleaner then the existing conventional gasoline-powered engines. This ultimate engine would also need to be able to use the already existing fuel infrastructure such as gas stations. Resources we could attempt to use are natural gas, propane, and hydrogen. Unfortunately all of these substances would require large amounts of tradeoffs (Subcommittee on Energy and Resources of the Committee on Government Reform 5). For example, they would require larger fuel capacities because they would burn them at such an elevated rate (Subcommittee on Energy and Resources of the Committee on Government Reform 5). The recent establishment of the hybrid vehicle into the automotive industry has created a chance of long term benefits from overall usage with a
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small amount of tradeoffs. This device has two forms, a parallel form and a series form (Fenton and Hodkinson 143; 159; 161; 163). A parallel hybrid is used in a form of a lower powered electric vehicle while the series are used in a high powered structure (Fenton and Hodkinson 143; 159; 161; 163). In a typical car gas is used to power a turbine which is then used to feed electricity into it. The new form of hybrid technology would only rely on two-thirds fuel
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This essay was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course ENGL 103 taught by Professor Lusk during the Spring '06 term at Clemson.

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