# Drive Electric! Electric Vehicle Quiz

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• 1.

### Current levels of off-peak electricity capacity are sufficient to power how much of our nation's car and light-duty truck fleet?

• A.

19%

• B.

33%

• C.

50%

• D.

73%

D. 73%
Explanation
Source: Department of Energy Northwest Lab.

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• 2.

### Plugin hybrids like the Chevy Volt, typically have a range limitation of 100 miles.

• A.

True They need to be recharged approximately every 100 miles.

• B.

False A gasoline generator eliminates the range limitation.

B. False A gasoline generator eliminates the range limitation.
Explanation
The given statement is false. Plugin hybrids like the Chevy Volt do not have a range limitation of 100 miles because a gasoline generator eliminates the range limitation. This means that even after the electric battery is depleted, the gasoline generator can provide additional power, allowing the vehicle to continue driving without the need for recharging.

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• 3.

### The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) was created to lower oil prices during supply disruptions.  How much did the United States spend to build and fill the SPR?

• A.

\$980 million

• B.

\$2 billion

• C.

\$4.5 billion

• D.

\$22 billion

D. \$22 billion
Explanation
Source: Department of Energy

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• 4.

### A conventional vehicle costs 10 to 15 cents per mile in fuel to operate.  How much does an electric vehicle cost per mile?

• A.

2 to 4 cents

• B.

5 to 6 cents

• C.

7 to 8 cents

• D.

9 to 10 cents

A. 2 to 4 cents
Explanation
An electric vehicle costs 2 to 4 cents per mile to operate. This is significantly lower than the cost of operating a conventional vehicle, which typically costs 10 to 15 cents per mile in fuel. The lower cost of operating an electric vehicle is due to the fact that electricity is generally cheaper than gasoline or diesel fuel. Additionally, electric vehicles are more energy efficient, which means they can travel longer distances on the same amount of energy. This results in lower fuel costs per mile for electric vehicles.

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• 5.

### Nissan and Toyota are currently testing electric cars that store electricity from off-peak hours and suplly it to households during peak hours or emergencies.  The vehicle to home (V2H) technology is expected to appear in Japanese markets in 2012.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The statement is true because it states that Nissan and Toyota are currently testing electric cars that store electricity from off-peak hours and supply it to households during peak hours or emergencies. It also mentions that this vehicle to home (V2H) technology is expected to appear in Japanese markets in 2012.

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• 6.

### Which US President in a nationally televised speech told the Soviet Union the following,"Let our position be absolutely clear: An attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf region will be regarded as an assault on the vital interests of the United States of America, and such an assault will be repelled by any means necessary, including military force."?

• A.

Dwight Eisenhower 1954

• B.

Jimmy Carter 1980

• C.

Ronald Reagan 1985

• D.

George H.W. Bush 1990

B. Jimmy Carter 1980
Explanation
Known as,"The Carter Doctrine", President Carter made the statement in his State of the Union address after the Soviets invaded Afghanistan.

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• 7.

### Which is a valid issue with electric vehicle batteries?

• A.

They need to be replaced every 5 years.

• B.

They can not be recycled.

• C.

They are expensive.

• D.

They are less safe than gasoline engines.

C. They are expensive.
Explanation
Electric vehicle batteries are known to be expensive. This is a valid issue because the cost of batteries can significantly increase the overall price of an electric vehicle. The high cost of batteries often makes electric vehicles more expensive than their gasoline counterparts, making them less accessible to a wider range of consumers. Additionally, the expense of batteries can also affect the resale value of electric vehicles, further impacting their affordability.

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• 8.

### Plugin hybrids running on electricity powered from coal can significantly reduce greenhouse gases.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
2007 joint study by the Natural Resource Defense Council and the Electric Power Research Institute.

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• 9.

### Everyone charging their electric car at the same time will cause brownouts and blackouts.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
Charging an electric car doesn't take more power than a few TVs. Also, most electric car charging will take place in the evening during off-peak hours while the gradual adoption of electric cars will give utilities and innovation to easily adapt. PlanetGreen.com,"Know Your Electric Car Trivia"

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• 10.

### Name the easiest way to purchase locally produced, green energy for your car in South Carolina.

• A.

Move to North Carolina

• B.

Put solar panels on your roof

• C.

• D.

Put a wind turbine on your roof

Explanation
People living in the Duke Energy, SCE&G, and Progress Energy service territories may call their utility and sign up for the PACE program. People in the Santee Cooper territory and the electric co-operatives they serve, may sign up for Santee Cooper's GreenPower program.

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