PTE听力口语练习-科学60秒-Electric Car

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If the Fuel Source Ain’t Clean, Your Electric Car Ain’t Green


60秒科学节目(SSS)是科学美国人网站的一套广播栏目,英文名称:Scientific American – 60 Second Science,节目内容以科学报道为主,节目仅一分钟的时间,主要对当今的科学技术新发展作以简明、通俗的介绍,对于科学的发展如何影响人们的生活环境、健康状况及科学技术,提供了大量简明易懂的阐释。

As Tesla prepares to begin selling its Model S in smog-ridden China, the question is: do electric cars reduce air pollution? And the answer is: it depends.

That on-the-one-hand-yes-but-on-the-other hand-no conclusion comes from a study predicting the impacts of electric cars in the U.S. to 2050. It’s in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. [Samaneh Babaee, Ajay S. Nagpure, and Joseph F. DeCarolis, How Much Do Electric Drive Vehicles Matter to Future U.S. Emissions?]

The reason it depends is that we don’t know the future. Will batteries be cheap? Will the U.S. have a law limiting carbon dioxide? Which will cost less: oil or natural gas?

Depending on the answers, electric vehicles and hybrids might not reduce air pollution at all. They could even make it worse.

Researchers ran 108 different computer models of how driving might change in the next few decades. And it turns out the key to reducing air pollution isn’t how many electric cars there are. What matters is whether there are regulations in place to mandate reductions in CO2 and other pollutants.

As it stands, battery cars that run on electricity from burning coal can be more polluting than cars that get good mileage on gas. And that’s why a Tesla in China, where most electricity comes from coal, is no zero-emissions vehicle.

–David Biello


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