A GREEN CAR'S DIRTY SECRET?


Brian Wynne of the Electric Drive Transportation Association and 'Skeptical Environmentalist' author Bjorn Lomberg discuss subsidies for electric cars.
DATE: 03/29/2013

Discussion Questions

1. List and discuss some of the drawbacks and benefits of the electric car.

2. Bjorn Lomberg argues that electric cars are not efficient enough yet to really be helpful to the environment. Would more money fix the problem? What are some other strategies?

3. Would you buy an electric car over a car that runs on gasoline? Why or why not?

4. What does it mean to "subsidize" something? Do electric cars need to be subsidized? Defend your answer.


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