assignment 4

Topics: Automobile, Internal combustion engine, Petroleum Pages: 2 (666 words) Published: February 4, 2014
Courtney Dean Green Design and technology. 11/5/2013 Assignment 4
(25 points)
In Section 4, you learned about green transportation. Now, you'll apply what you learned. 1. Of the alternative fuels and energy sources for vehicles you learned about in Lesson 1, which one do you think is best for the environment? Talk about the environmental impact of your choice and why your choice is better than the other alternatives. (3-8 sentences. 5.0 points) I would say electric energy is the best for the environment because it can be made from a renewable resource. Electric energy does not release greenhouse gases into the environment. It is also less expensive to produce. Natural gas and propane may burn clear but it’s a fossil fuel. Electricity can be generated faster, cleaner and more often than any other alternative fuel. 2. Hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs) were the first popular type of green vehicle. Why do you think hybrid-electric vehicles became popular faster than other types of hybrid vehicles or electric vehicles? (2-5 sentences. 4.0 points) I think hybrid vehicles became popular more fast than other cars because it gave people the choice of which fuel they wanted to use. Hybrid vehicles can run on electricity and or gasoline. Hybrid vehicles gives you more mileage and allows you to go further for longer, when you run out of gas you can go on electricity. 3. List four things you can do to conserve fuel in your own daily life. If you can't think of four things you can do by yourself, list things you could encourage others to do. (Complete sentences are not necessary. 2.0 points) Four things you could do to conserve energy or fuel would be turn the lights off when you leave a room, unplug things from the circuit if they are not being used, when you go out to the store for one thing get all your errands done in one trip instead of multiple trips and car pull to work instead of driving myself. 4. Describe the...
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