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Electric Vehicles Quiz
by Staff
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
  • 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.