Electric Vehicles Quiz
by Staff
Vrrrrrmmmmm! Vrrrrmmmmm! Electric vehicles have seemed like the wave of the future for decades why aren't we all driving them? Test your knowledge of plug-in cars with this quiz.

What's the toughest part of building an electric car?

  • the body
  • the wheels
  • the battery

There's no gasoline engine in an electric car, so what runs that thing?

  • an internal combustion engine
  • hamsters
  • an electric motor

The $109,000 Tesla Roadster is a real, live electric car. How do you charge it?

  • by adding gas
  • at the power plant
  • at any outlet
  • at a special Tesla electricity station

True or False: Electric cars emit no tailpipe pollutants.

  • True
  • False

Which of these is a probelm electric car makers are trying to solve?

  • Electric cars aren't noisy enough.
  • They don't produce enough sulfer dioxide.
  • They don't cost enough.

True or False: Electric cars are harder to heat than gas cars.

  • True
  • False

Which of these is a real electric car?

  • Nissan Leaf
  • Toyota Puppy
  • Mitsubishi Twig
  • Ford Plug

We've been talking mostly about electric cars here, but which one of these is also, technically, an electric vehicle?

  • A Washington, D.C. subway train.
  • A nuclear submarine.
  • The U.S. COast Guard Cutter Healy.
  • They all are.