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Operation, Maintenance, and Refueling

Lesson Description:
This lesson provides several activities that could take course over 10 class periods, but the teacher could choose just some of the activities to use instead.

The activities give a more detailed understanding of vehicle operations, community use of vehicles, energy and fuel use of vehicles, etc. Depending on which activity is being implemented, readings and discussions, along with research is provided in this lesson unit.


• To understand that the adoption of alternativefueled vehicles will require changes in technology, consumer use, fueling infrastructure, and community design.
• To understand how traffic patterns and the need to service and park cars have influenced the design and growth of our communities.
• To identify performance characteristics, special maintenance problems, potential costs, and refueling schedules of an AFV.
• To identify the audiences who would appreciate these characteristics.
Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Group Work
  • Project

Sustainability Topic:
  • Climate Change
  • Other

GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green

Time Needed:
minimum of 1-2 classes and maximum of 10 classes
School or Group:
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
Contact Email:
Located in: Science | Social Studies

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