• Levels 3-4
  • 20 Jul 2023
  • 1 min read

Solar powered cars

New Zealand’s average fleet carbon emissions have fallen from over 185g CO2/km to just over 160g CO2/km in just five years. Consumers and the transport industry are expected to switch to vehicles powered by electricity, biofuels and/or hydrogen fuel cells by 2035 to meet sustainability goals. 

Within this resource, students will explore energy sources used to power cars and compare advantages and disadvantages of the difference sources.  

They will consider past and future transportation methods and make comparisons between petrol and electric cars. Considering future implications, discussion and relevance to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals is encouraged.