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Q: environmental issues ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: environmental issues
Category: Science
Asked by: stig23-ga
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Posted: 22 Nov 2006 04:22 PST
Expires: 22 Dec 2006 04:22 PST
Question ID: 784770
Identify and describe TWO envioronmental benefits to using electric
vehicles in place of petrol/diesel for transportation ?,Estimate the
potential reduction in petroleum consumption (in gallons of
petrol/desiel per year)that could be achieved in the uk by introducing
electric vehicle under the following assumptions:mileage rate for the
average car is 25 miles per gallon of petrol/desiel,the average car is
driven 12,000 miles per year,The uk has 15 million cars,10% of uk cars
could be replaced with electric vehicles?

Request for Question Clarification by hedgie-ga on 22 Nov 2006 08:47 PST
Is this a homework, or unusual form of curiosity?
Subject: Re: environmental issues
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 21 Dec 2006 08:24 PST
This link:

from the State of California should provide enough information to get
you started on your research, as CA has long had a commitment to
supporting electric vehicles.

Additional information can be found here:

Of course, the actual calculations of potential savings for an entire
is a large undertaking, but many of the details you will need can be
found at the links above.

Let me know if there's anything more you need.

Subject: Re: environmental issues
From: qed100-ga on 22 Nov 2006 10:13 PST

   You haven't provided enough information to estimate the savings in
energy usage. What is the difference in efficiency between internal
combustion & electric vehicles? Without this it can't be calculated.

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