Electricity By: V.j


What is electricity you ask? Oh wait you didn't ask, Well im going to explain it either way. So sit back and get ready for my electrifying project. Today my project topic will be on Tesla's. I will be discussing their environmental advantages and disadvantages. As well as presenting my day by day. Enjoy...

What is tesla?

Tesla is a electric car manufacturing company that makes and innovates electric cars. They have created the Model S and the Model X which are both very expensive and luxurious cars. Their starting prices are $ 70,000 for the Model S and the Model X with a starting price of $ 74,000. as of right now Tesla is creating the Model 3 and innovating/expanding everyday. The average cost for the new Tesla Model 3 is 35,000 (Canadian). One of the most healthiest car production companies which makes it very popular due to it being Eco-Friendly.

Tesla's environmental impact...

Tesla has a massive positive impact on the environment being one of the most innovative car production companies in the world. As environmentally they have made a huge development and inspired other car production companies to design other vehicles. Now the positive and negative environmental impacts from the Tesla company...


1. No Gas Required: Electric cars are entirely charged by the electricity you provide, meaning you don’t need to buy any gas ever again. Driving fuel based cars can burn a hole in your pocket as prices of fuel have gone all time high. With electric cars, this cost can be avoided as an average American spends $2000 – $4000 on gas each year. Though electricity isn’t free, an electric car is far cheaper to run.

2. Savings: These cars can be fuelled for very cheap prices, and many new cars will offer great incentives for you to get money back from the government for going green. Electric cars can also be a great way to save money in your own life.

3. No Emissions: Electric cars are 100 percent eco-friendly as they run on electrically powered engines. It does not emit toxic gases or smoke in the environment as it runs on clean energy source. They are even better than hybrid cars as hybrids running on gas produce emissions. You’ll be contributing to a healthy and green climate.

4. Popularity: EV’s are growing in popularity. With popularity comes all new types of cars being put on the market that are each unique, providing you with a wealth of choices moving forward.

5. Safe to Drive: Electric cars undergo same fitness and testing procedures test as other fuel powered cars. In case an accident occurs, one can expect airbags to open up and electricity supply to cut from battery. This can prevent you and other passengers in the car from serious injuries.

6. Cost Effective: Earlier, owing an electric car would cost a bomb. But with more technological advancements, both cost and maintenance have gone down. The mass production of batteries and available tax incentives have further brought down the cost, thus, making it much more cost effective.

7. Low Maintenance: Electric cars runs on electrically powered engines and hence there is no need to lubricate the engines. Other expensive engine work is a thing of past. Therefore, the maintenance cost of these cars has come down. You don’t need to send it to service station often as you do a normal gasoline powered car.

8. Reduced Noise Pollution: Electric cars put curb on noise pollution as they are much quieter. Electric motors are capable of providing smooth drive with higher acceleration over longer distances.


1. Recharge Points: Electric fuelling stations are still in the development stages. Not a lot of places you go to on a daily basis will have electric fuelling stations for your vehicle, meaning that if you’re on a long trip and run out of a charge, you may be stuck where you are.

2. Electricity isn’t Free: Electric cars can also be a hassle on your energy bill if you’re not considering the options carefully. If you haven’t done your research into the electric car you want to purchase, then you may be making an unwise investment. Sometimes electric cars require a huge charge in order to function properly – which may reflect poorly on your electricity bill each month.

3. Short Driving Range and Speed: Electric cars are limited by range and speed. Most of these cars have range about 50-100 miles and need to be recharged again. You just can’t use them for long journeys as of now, although it is expected to improve in future.

4. Longer Recharge Time: While it takes couple of minutes to fuel your gasoline powered car, an electric car take about 4-6 hours to get fully charged. Therefore, you need dedicated power stations as the time taken to recharge them is quite long.

5. Silence as Disadvantage: Silence can be a bit disadvantage as people like to hear noise if they are coming from behind them. An electric car is however silent and can lead to accidents in some cases.

6. Battery Replacement: Depending on the type and usage of battery, batteries of almost all electric cars are required to be changed every 3-10 years.

7. Not Suitable for Cities Facing Shortage of Power: As electric cars need power to charge up, cities already facing acute power shortage are not suitable for electric cars. The consumption of more power would hamper their daily power needs.

Renewable energy...

Renewable energy is energy generated from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides and geothermal heat which are renewable (naturally replenished).Renewable energy technologies range from solar power, wind power, hydroelectricity/micro hydro, biomass and bio fuels for transportation. Renewable energy is energy generated from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides and geothermal heat which are renewable. A good example of renewable energy is using wind mills. The energy goes through the turbines and the rotor of the wind mill spins a generator which then creates electricity. Another good example would be Tesla cars. Tesla's CEO Elon Musk has had an idea to make his new cars sunroof solar panels to use renewable energy with an integrated battery pack to boost/store more energy.

Here are some renewable resources

Non-Renewable energy...

Non-renewable energy comes from very limited sources. Most non-renewable energy sources are fossil fuels such as: Coal, petroleum, and natural gas. Carbon is the main element in fossil fuels. Most fossil fuels, such as oil, natural gas and coal are considered nonrenewable resources in that their use is not sustainable because their formation takes billions of years. Non-renewable energy is energy produced by burning fossil fuels such as coal. Another example is that Natural gas is another non-renewable energy source.

Here are some non-renewable resources

Static electricity...

Static electricity is an imbalance of electric charges within or on the surface of a material. The charge remains until it is able to move away by means of an electric current or electrical discharge. Static electricity uses are air goes through electric precipitates and they clean and make sure the air is clean of anything unsanitary. The function of static electricity is Pollution control. Static electricity is used in pollution control by applying a static charge to dirt particles in the air and then collecting those charged particles on a plate or collector of the opposite electrical charge. Such devices are often called electrostatic Pollution control.

here is a image of a precipitator

The transfer of static electricity...

There are three methods by which charges can be transferred to build up static electricity: charging by friction, by conduction, and by induction. Charging by Friction When two uncharged objects rub together, some electrons from one object can move onto the other object. Static electricity is the result of an imbalance between negative and positive charges in an object. These charges can build up on the surface of an object until they find a way to be released or discharged. The rubbing of certain materials against one another can transfer negative charges, or electrons.

Here is a diagram for static electricity


Electrostatics is a branch of physics that deals with the phenomena and properties of stationary or slow-moving electric charges. Electrostatics are generated/formed by a electrostatic generator, or electrostatic machine. The machine produces static electricity, or electricity at high voltage and low continuous current. The charge is generated by one of two methods: either the Friction or electrostatic induction.

Current Electricity/Series/Parallel circuits...

In a series circuit, the current through each of the components is the same, and the voltage across the circuit is the sum of the voltages across each component. In a parallel circuit, the voltage across each of the components is the same, and the total current is the sum of the currents through each component. A Parallel circuit has certain characteristics and basic rules: A parallel circuit has two or more paths for current to flow through. Voltage is the same across each component of the parallel circuit. The sum of the currents through each path is equal to the total current that flows from the source. The difference between a Series and Parallel circuits are in a series circuit, the current through each of the components is the same, and the voltage across the circuit is the sum of the voltages across each component. In a parallel circuit, the voltage across each of the components is the same, and the total current is the sum of the currents through each component.

Heres a diagram of Series vs parallel.


Voltage, ( V ) is the potential energy of an electrical supply stored in the form of an electrical charge. Voltage can be thought of as the force that pushes electrons through a conductor and the greater the voltage the greater is its ability to “push” the electrons through a given circuit. As energy has the ability to do work this potential energy can be described as the work required in joules to move electrons in the form of an electrical current around a circuit from one point or node to another.

Here is an image representing voltage.


Resistance, ( R ) is the capacity of a material to resist or prevent the flow of current or, more specifically, the flow of electric charge within a circuit. The circuit element which does this perfectly is called the “Resistor”. Resistance is a circuit element measured in Ohms, Greek symbol ( Ω, Omega ) with prefixes used to denote Kilo-ohms ( kΩ = 103Ω ) and Mega-ohms ( MΩ = 106Ω ). Note that resistance cannot be negative in value only positive.

Here is an image representing Resistors.

Electric current...

Electrical Current, ( I ) is the movement or flow of electrical charge and is measured in Amperes, symbol i, for intensity). It is the continuous and uniform flow (called a drift) of electrons (the negative particles of an atom) around a circuit that are being “pushed” by the voltage source. In reality, electrons flow from the negative (-ve) terminal to the positive (+ve) terminal of the supply and for ease of circuit understanding conventional current flow assumes that the current flows from the positive to the negative terminal. Generally in circuit diagrams the flow of current through the circuit usually has an arrow associated with the symbol, I, or lowercase i to indicate the actual direction of the current flow. However, this arrow usually indicates the direction of conventional current flow and not necessarily the direction of the actual flow.

This a diagram of current electricity.

The relationship between Voltage, current electricity and resistance...

The relationship between Voltage, Current and Resistance forms the basis of Ohm’s law. In a linear circuit of fixed resistance, if we increase the voltage, the current goes up, and similarly, if we decrease the voltage, the current goes down. This means that if the voltage is high the current is high, and if the voltage is low the current is low. Likewise, if increased the resistance, the current goes down for a given voltage and if we decrease the resistance the current goes up. Which means that if resistance is high current is low and if resistance is low current is high.

Energy Use...

Types of energy use...

Wind Energy

Giant wind turbines have begun to appear across North America. As wind hits the turbines, they begin to spin, and the resulting spin generates electricity that can power businesses, homes and other outfits. It provides energy without emitting greenhouse gas emissions. It's also very low-cost in the long run, as the U.S. Department of Energy estimates it to be one of the cheapest forms of renewable energy available, and it's inexhaustible as well.

However, some anti-wind activists argue that wind turbines are ugly, noisy, and dangerous to local bird species that may fly into the turbines, according to Middlebury Schools.

Solar Energy

Solar energy captured by solar panels is a limitless form of energy, as the earth is bombarded with extreme amounts of solar energy every day, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. It's also clean, producing no carbon dioxide, and is very low-maintenance, since solar panels have no moving parts.

Unfortunately, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory says its high installation cost makes it up to four times more expensive than the cost of electricity from a standard utility company. For optimal operation and maximum energy production, it requires year-round sunny weather and is very expensive if repair is necessary, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuels like coal and oil are the most widely-used energy source in the world. It's typically the most plentiful, easily accessible and cheapest form of energy, according to Iowa Public Television.

However, Southern Polytechnic State University warns that fossil fuels are limited and will run out one day. Fossil fuels also endanger the environment due to the mining process and the greenhouse gas emissions produced while burning the fuel. Additionally, they may contribute to harmful side effects like air pollution and acid rain.


Biofuels are made from corn, sugarcane and other crops. Ethanol, widely used as a gasoline additive for powering cars, is a biofuel. It's renewable, grown domestically for greater energy security, and often produces less greenhouse gas emissions when burned, according to the National Center for Environmental Economics.

Unfortunately, growing the crops needed for biofuel may pollute the earth's soil and waterways due to farming processes and side effects like fertilizer runoff. Using crops for fuel may also use up vital food crops, and this can drive up global food prices.

What is energy use...

Efficient energy use, sometimes simply called energy efficiency, is the goal to reduce the amount of energy required to provide products and services. For example, insulating a home allows a building to use less heating and cooling energy to achieve and maintain a comfortable temperature. Installing fluorescent lights, LED lights or natural skylights reduces the amount of energy required to attain the same level of illumination compared with using traditional incandescent light bulbs. Improvements in energy efficiency are generally achieved by adopting a more efficient technology or production process or by application of commonly accepted methods to reduce energy losses.

Advantages of energy use...

Reduce your energy costs.

Don't be fooled into viewing energy as a fixed expense. Energy is, in fact, one of your organization's most easily controlled costs.

Cut your building's carbon emissions.

Participate in national efforts to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change and demonstrate your organization's corporate commitment to the environment at the same time.

Improve the operating performance of your building.

When building systems are properly operated and maintained, they work more reliably and efficiently, require fewer repairs, and last longer.

Enhance the comfort of your building's occupants.

Better indoor air quality and steady, moderate temperatures can improve the comfort of your building's occupants - and may even increase employee productivity!

Strengthen your organization's image.

A commitment to energy efficiency goes a long way in today's eco-conscious economy. Attract the right kind of consumer, tenant and stakeholder attention with a greener approach to energy management.

Disadvantages of energy use...

Here is an image of what takes how much energy in a daily house hold

AC vs DC...

In direct current (DC), the electric charge (current) only flows in one direction. Electric charge in alternating current (AC), on the other hand, changes direction periodically. The voltage in AC circuits also periodically reverses because the current changes direction. The difference between AC and DC circuits are Most of the digital electronics that you build will use DC. However, it is important to understand some AC concepts. Most homes are wired for AC, so if you plan to connect your music box project to an outlet, you will need to convert AC to DC. AC also has some useful properties, such as being able to convert voltage levels with a single component (a transformer), which is why AC was chosen as the primary means to transmit electricity over long distances.


In the end energy is used in several different ways. Sufficient ways and insufficient ways. But in the end it has helped us develop and continue developing in the future to make better products as such as the magnificent car (Tesla). The end...


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