Grade level: 4th – 5th grades
Skills: Number comparison & Subtraction (Large numbers)
Related environmental issues: Energy & Climate Change
Dyson, the UK company best known for its vacuum cleaners, recently announced its plan to build its own electric vehicles by 2020. Conventional cars produce a lot of carbon emissions that contribute to climate change and smog. Electric vehicles can reduce the emission because those cars are exclusively powered by electricity like iPhones. There were about 2 million electric vehicles running in the world in 2016. The table below shows the number of electric vehicles sold in five countries in 2016.
- What country sold the largest number of electric vehicles in 2016?
- Among Japan, the United States, and Canada, which country sold the smallest number of electric vehicles in 2016?
- What country sold about half of the electric vehicles sold in China?
- How many more electric vehicles did the United Kingdom sell than Japan?
Sources: International Energy Agency, 2017. Global EV Outlook 2017
- United States
- 37,912 – 24,851 = 13,061