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Are electric cars the future?

Are electric cars the future?
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Key Info
  • Are electric cars the future?
  • Duration: 01:30
  • Adam Fleming drives an 'old school' petrol powered car emitting carbon dioxide and contrasts this with an 'electric' car which uses no petrol and is charged by plugging it in to the mains. The arguments for and against this technology are explored, raising the question of whether electric cars are really better for the environment. This BBC News clip is published as part of BBC Newsround Online and was first broadcast on 16 April 2009. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Literacy

       Topic:

    Persuasion, Argument and Discussion

  • Keywords: pollution, damage, opinions, transport, technology, renewable, electric, environment, carbon dioxide, petrol, energy, science, cars
Ideas for use in class
  • For Persuasive Writing where persuasive language could be used to explain the 'green' merits of electric cars. Discussion writing - both sides of the argument could be debated.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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