285. Are Electric Cars Environmentally Friendly? (English Vocabulary Lesson)

Thinking in English

Feb 26 2024 • 25 mins

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Are electric cars actually environmentally friendly? Are they a good option for people who want to reduce their carbon footprints? What is the most environmentally friendly form of transport? Are electric cars the future?

Let’s discuss these questions on today’s episode of Thinking in English!



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Vocabulary

  • Emissions (noun): Release of gases into the air, often contributing to air pollution.
  • Hybrid car (noun): Vehicles that combine an internal combustion engine with an electric propulsion system.
  • Renewable (adjective): Relating to energy derived from resources that are naturally replenished, such as sunlight, wind, or rain.
  • Fossil fuel (noun): Energy resources, such as coal, oil, and natural gas, formed from the remains of ancient plants and animals.
  • Carbon footprint (noun): The total amount of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide, that an individual, organization, or product is responsible for.
  • Public transport (noun): Shared transportation services, such as buses, trains, and trams, available for use by the general public.
  • Environmentally friendly (adjective): Practices, products, or behaviours that have minimal negative impact on the environment.
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