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How the Electric Car Gets Its Power

September 23, 2008

This NASA video segment explains how engineers and scientists are working to develop more efficient batteries. Batteries are used in space to store energy received from the sun. These batteries must be durable and long-lasting. This video segment introduces the design of the electric car, which operates on lithium ion batteries. The segment compares the efficienciy of the electric car to traditional fuel-based cars.

credit: NASA



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