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Energy 101: Electric Vehicles
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/multimedia/video_electric_vehicles.html

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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Climate Literacy
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A combination of strategies is needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The most immediate strategy is conservation of oil, gas, and coal, which we rely on as fuels for most of our transportation, heating, cooling, agriculture, and electricity. Short-term strategies involve switching from carbon-intensive to renewable energy sources, which also requires building new infrastructure for alternative energy sources. Long-term strategies involve innovative research and a fundamental change in the way humans use energy.
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ans can take actions to reduce climate change and its impacts.
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Energy Literacy

Different sources of energy and the different ways energy can be transformed, transported and stored each have different benefits and drawbacks.
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4.7 Different sources of energy have different benefits and drawbacks.
Behavior and design affect the amount of energy used by human society.
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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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