Electric vehicles are becoming common on roads around the world. As these more environmentally friendly automobiles arrive on the scene, what are the things buyers need to think about? In this Earth911 Quiz, test your knowledge about how the source of your local electricity, availability of trained mechanics, financial savings and environmental impact of making a change, and vehicle choices will determine the difference you make if you switch from a gas-powered car to electric.
Earth911 Quiz #80: Electric Vehicle Efficiency And Challenges
Electric vehicles are becoming common on roads around the world. As these more environmentally friendly automobiles arrive on the scene, what are the things buyers need to think about? The source of local electricity, availability of trained mechanics, the financial savings and environmental impact of making a change, and the choices of vehicle will determine the difference you make why making the switch from internal combustion engines to electric.
How much does a mile of travel in an EV cost in electric fees?
When you burn a gallon of gasoline, the average cost of a mile of driving is $0.11 per mile, based on the average cost of gas in the U.S. as of October 2019. What does a mile of electric driving cost?
Which is expected to be available first, Tesla’s Cybertruck or Ford’s electric F-150?
Hype drives much of the discussion about electric vehicles in the U.S. Tesla’s Cybertruck has more than 200,000 pre-orders from truck enthusiasts. But Ford has an electric version of the most-popular U.S. truck coming, as well. Which will arrive first?
What are the top three states where switching to an EV will reduce emissions?
The cost and sources of energy determine the savings and reduced emissions generated by an electric vehicle. In which states does the switch to an EV make the biggest environmental difference based on local power generation?
How many new U.S. plug-in EVs will be introduced in 2020
The pace of EV introductions is increasing. How many electric vehicles will be introduced in the U.S. in 2020?
What percentage of U.S. auto mechanics are EV-qualified?
Electric vehicles require different mechanical skills. How many mechanics in the U.S. are qualified today to service an electric vehicle?
Making smart sustainable choices requires practice. Earth911’s weekly sustainability quiz helps you hone your ability to recognize earth-friendly products and services. Through your daily choices — from transportation mode to purchases to waste disposal — you can make a positive difference.
This quiz was originally published on January 23, 2020.
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