This video is essentially an infomercial about electric cars - components, challenges, benefits - narrated by Antonio Neves of the.News and featuring various members of the auto industry.
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Video could be used in an activity in which students investigate the advantages and disadvantages of electric cars and the innovation challenges in designing them for the future. Video lays the groundwork by providing a general overview. Educators could divide class in half and have teams of students investigate each side of the story.
Video explains how new technology is driving development of and public policy around the electric car. It demonstrates components of an electric car and the challenges that engineers face in promoting efficiency and design, and cites the obvious benefits of reducing carbon by 1/3 when compared to a standard motor vehicle.
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Video comes with a brief set of questions, and a video transcript
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