Vrrrrrmmmmm! Vrrrrmmmmm! Electric vehicles have seemed like the wave of the future for decades now...so 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
- 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.
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.
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.