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Emma Marris used the time her car broke down and needed to get it fixed to think about changing her car to an eletric car. she goes on to talk about how neither option is guilt free. Marris uses example of the batteries used to power eletric car and even phone can still polute the earth. some matriels are mined by child labor, a friend of hers is fight for the indigenous land that is being mined on for these sources. By stating these issues she is using information to help her side of the argument, with facts of how and where these “clean” matrieals can be coming from. Marris later uses examples of statices, refering to how much is getting wasted in from batteries. She sticks with facts and statistics making an over all compleing argument about the negative effects that “clean” energy sources can have on the earth.
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To EV or Not To EV is the question so many are asking today. What is EV? It is the infamous Electric Vehicle. In the article, “Sulfur Battery Technology Could Make Electric Cars Go Three Times Further By 2024”, it’s contributor, James Morris goes into great details and statistical information to state both sides of this quickly rising household addition. Morris has enlisted a German battery startup’s CEO to help get all the facts straight in his article. CEO of Theion, Dr Ulrich Ehmes, with his expert testimony and experience helps the founders of the company make the production of these batteries a success after decades of case studies and situational studies. Morris appeals to the reader in some parts of his article by using Pathos methods. For example, he states,
“As many EV haters on social media will tell you, EV batteries are full of rare earth minerals, which makes them expensive and ethically problematic to manufacture, particularly when sourcing cobalt from the Congo. Theions strategy is to base its battery technology on minerals that are far more abundant than those used in current Lithium-Ion cells, but that have similar potential for energy density.”
By using many of the words in this paragraph such as: haters, social media, rare, expensive, ethically, Congo, abundant, similar, and potential, Morris pokes at some different triggers for people these days. This article is 90% Statistical, 7% Testimonial, and 3% Anacdotal. Bottom line is that Theion is a company of people that want to use a mineral, Sulfur, which is hugely abundant in the world to energize the EV. It would cost less and go further, instead of the current products that use tons of different minerals, takes up a big portion of the overall storage in the vehicle, and are expensive to the end user and long-term, harmful to our world. The article is full of potentially hopeful information and is a great short read.