Lesson 5, Topic 3
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Emerging Technologies

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In 2017, the following gas-free, 100% electric vehicles (EVs) were produced by auto manufacturers. Note: Miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent (MPGe) is a measure used to compare energy usage in advanced technology vehicles to the miles per gallon (MPG) rating in conventional vehicles.

Electric Vehicles

EV Charging

EVs use only electricity for propulsion. The disadvantage is that their driving range is limited when the battery is discharged. In a sense, this is similar to your gasoline powered vehicle when your gas tank is empty. The difference is that there are many more gas stations than EV charging stations. Public and company owned charging stations are strategically placed to extend the range of electric vehicles when you cannot recharge at home.

Tesla Supercharger Station (Photo: Tesla)
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