English Learning for Curious Minds

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Summary

The history of electric cars goes back a lot further than Tesla and Elon Musk.

Indeed, the 'golden age' of electric cars was over 150 years ago.

Discover how electric cars have evolved, why some people say they aren't as green as people think they are, and we run the calculations to see what the true environmental cost of electric car ownership is.

Show Notes

The history of electric cars goes back a lot further than Tesla and Elon Musk.

Indeed, the 'golden age' of electric cars was over 150 years ago.

Discover how electric cars have evolved, why some people say they aren't as green as people think they are, and we run the calculations to see what the true environmental cost of electric car ownership is.

  • Electric vs. Petrol vs. Steam
  • The Golden Age of the electric car
  • Electric: The lady's choice
  • The arrival of the Ford Model T
  • The oil crises
  • Tesla & The Roadster
  • Criticisms of electric cars: production, usage, and resource extraction
  • Calculating the true environmental cost of an electric car
  • Tesla's share price
  • Betting against electric?

Full transcript and key vocabulary available on the website www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/electric-cars

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