Wonder #2886: Would You Want an Electric Car?
Question 1 of 3
What is the difference between an EV (electric vehicle) and a hybrid vehicle?
- EVs have a manual transmission while hybrids have an automatic transmission
- EVs rely on electricity alone for power while hybrids use a mixture of gas and electricity
- EVs use oil while hybrids do not
- EVs have a much larger driving range than hybrids
Question 2 of 3
Why do drivers need to adjust the way they use the accelerator when driving an EV?
- the location of the accelerator in an EV is different from from gas-powered vehicles
- EVs require more physical pressure on the accelerator in order to function
- EVs apply full power as soon as the driver hits the accelerator and this may help them speed up faster than gas-powered vehicles
- EVs accelerate at a much lower rate than gas-powered vehicles
Question 3 of 3
According to today’s Wonder, which of the following is NOT a potential drawback of EVs?
- EVs have a lower range than most gas-powered vehicles
- there are fewer charging stations for EVs in many areas
- replacing the battery can be expensive
- EVs have a higher center of gravity than most gas-powered vehicles
Check your answers online at https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/Would-You-Want-an-Electric-Car.