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					                  Questions on Electric Hybrid Cars
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Name the four components of a Hybrid Electric Car:

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What are three problems with cars that are entirely run on batteries?
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What is the biggest advantage of Electric Hybrid Vehicles compared to battery powered
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How do the braking systems of these cars differ from standard cars?
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How can these cars be made even more efficient? _______________________________

What two manufacturers are leading in this technology?
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Some think these hybrids are better than Hybrids with Fuel Cells. Explain:
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                  Questions on Fuel Cell Hybrid Cars
How does a fuel cell run and what are its byproducts?
Runs on : _______________________________________________________________
Byproducts: _____________________________________________________________

Why would this reduce global warming? ______________________________________
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What is a “Fueling Infrastructure”? __________________________________________
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What two countries are leading contenders in this technology according to this article?
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These cars are described as hybrids. Explain why hybrid technology is necessary?
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What are the two biggest hurdles facing this technology today?
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Why is the public afraid of this technology? ___________________________________
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Is this fear well founded? Yes / No because ____________________________________

				
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