How much more electrical energy will the United States need to generate if everyone drives electric cars? B I Answer: i b If we all switch from gasoline-fueled to electricity-fueled cars, then we will need to generate more electrical energy. Thus, if we replace all of our gasoline-fueled cars with electricity-fueled cars, we will need to generate about 30% more electrical energy. [Extracted from the article]
Original Publication Citation
Weinstein, L. (2019). Solutions for Fermi questions, December 2019: Question 1: Electric cars; question 2: Chicken poop. Physics Teacher, 57(9), 544-545. doi:10.1119/1.5135779
Weinstein, Larry, "Solutions for Fermi Questions, December 2019: Question 1: Electric Cars; Question 2: Chicken Poop" (2019). Physics Faculty Publications. 411.