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Energy 101: Electric Vehicles

EERE, U.S. Department of Energy

This video highlights the benefits of electric vehicles, including improved fuel efficiency, reduced emissions, and lower maintenance costs.

Video length is 2:50 min.

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Teaching Tips | Science | Pedagogy | Technical Details

Teaching Tips

  • Use as a introduction to a lesson on cars and energy.
  • For more information on electric vehicle technology from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), visit the Vehicle Technologies Program website: http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/

About the Science

  • This video presents state-of-the-art electric vehicle technology.
  • Comments from expert scientist: The video is a good basic overview of electric vehicles. The video does not mention potential drawbacks such as environmental effects of lithium battery production.

About the Pedagogy

  • Great short introductory video about electric vehicles.
  • Good addition to an alternative transportation unit.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Videos runs through Youtube and may be blocked in some schools.

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