You will choose a recent article on physics or technology from one of the newspapers or popular science journals listed in the instructions below. You will then act as a concerned citizen and write a letter to a world leader or public figure of your choice, in which you summarize the contents of the article, raise issues that the letterâ€™s recipient should be concerned with and suggest specific actions that the recipient should take in order to address the issues that youâ€™ve raised.
Choose the world leader or public figure for whom your letter is intended. The recipient must be a real person and should have some influence over the issues in the article. For example, you could choose a politician in a city, province, state, or country which is affected by the issues. Or, you could choose an activist, an industry leader or CEO of an organization that may be affected by, or the cause of, the issues in the article. You are welcome to be creative in your selection â€“ for example, you could choose an actor, a musician or an athlete who is known for speaking out on the issues in the article.
Explain: why you think the recipient should be concerned with the contents of the article, and describe the specific actions that you think the recipient should take in order to address the issues that you ve raised. Actions could include (but are not limited to) sanctions, a change in company policy, the passing of a bill, a public protest, a letter-writing campaign, etc.
Palo Alto, California
6th October 2017
Subject- Regarding issues related to electric vehicles launched by Tesla in early July, 2017
With due respect, I would like to draw your attention regarding the issues being faced by launch of battery-powered car for the masses in early July 2017 (economist.com). General Motors has already sold Chevrolet Bolt over 12,000 followed by Japan and Nissan’s Leaf, being the best selling battery-powered vehicles in the world. However, Sir being the CEO, there are many issues and drawbacks witnessed in this battery-powered car approach. In the recent times, there is dramatic fall in the lithium-ion batteries cost that are required to generate the pure-electric cars. In the meanwhile, Tesla is investing in this battery packs with Panasonic that is making it cheap to make cars as compared to internal combustion care engines.
The car owners are facing serious issues regarding temperature and cooling aspects. These are not durable and until the temperatures are below the freezing point, the batteries are not in well- working condition. On a contrary, internal-combustion cars provide 10,000 hours of service. Moreover, there are only 34 hydrogen filling stations for the refuelling in America and only three in California.
The biggest problems that are incurred in this electric powered batteries is that fuel-cell “stack” cost and the expenses for the production, transportation and dispensing of the hydrogen fuel. Tesla is emphasizing on the designing and production of batteries and are not interested in the car as a whole. Tesla is heavily spending on the batteries and not concentrating on the infrastructure as a whole. Tesla’s investments in the manufacturing of these lithium-ion batteries are giving a little diversion from the actual model of the cars. While looking into some issues that electric-powered batteries are creating manufactured by Tesla, it can be said that one pays money and take their pick.
www.economist.com. "Electric Vehicles Powered By Fuel-Cells Get A Second Look." Economist.Com, 2017, https://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21727776-electric-vehicles-be-powered-fuel-cells-rather-batteries-show-way-ahead-batteries.