Choose a recent article about physics or technology from any of the popular science journals or newspapers listed below.
Then, you will act as a concerned citizen by writing a letter to a world leader, public figure, or other person. In it, you will summarize the article and raise concerns. You also suggest actions the recipient should take to address the issues you have raised.
Your letter should be addressed to a world leader or public figure.
The recipient should be a person who is actually living and have influence on the issues discussed in the article.
You could, for example, choose a politician from a country, city, or province that is affected by the issue.
You could also choose an activist, a leader in an industry, or the CEO of an organisation that is affected by the article.
You’re free to choose anything you like. For example, an actor, musician, or athlete could be chosen.
Explain why the recipient should be concerned about the content of the article. Then, describe the actions the recipient should take to address the concerns you have raised.
These actions could include, but are not limited to, sanctions, a change of company policy, passing a bill, a letter writing campaign, and so on.
6th October 2017
Subject: Concerning electric vehicles launched by Tesla in July 2017.
With all due respect, I’d like to bring your attention to the problems that were created by the launch of a battery-powered car for mass consumption in July 2017. (economist.com).
General Motors already sold Chevrolet Bolt more than 12,000, followed by Japan and Nissan Leaf, which are the top-selling battery-powered vehicles worldwide.
Sir, the CEO, has seen many problems and drawbacks in this battery-powered car model.
The cost of lithium-ion batteries, which are necessary to produce pure-electric cars, has fallen dramatically in recent years.
Tesla has partnered with Panasonic to develop these battery packs, which make it cheaper to produce cars than internal combustion engines.
Car owners face serious problems with temperature and cooling.
They are not long-lasting and the temperature drops below freezing can cause them to stop working.
Internal-combustion cars can provide 10,000 hours of service.
In America, there are only 34 stations that can fill up hydrogen for refuelling and three in California.
The fuel-cell stack cost and expenses for production, transport and dispensing hydrogen fuel are the biggest issues with electric powered batteries.
Tesla is focusing on battery design and production and not the whole car.
Tesla is spending heavily on batteries, but not on infrastructure.
Tesla’s investment in lithium-ion battery manufacturing is a distraction from the actual car model.
Tesla is creating some problems with electric-powered batteries. It can be said that you pay money and get what you want.
We are grateful
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