Which car, hybrid or electric, should I buy?

Should you buy a hybrid or an electric car to save money and the planet?

Students create equations for finding the break-even points of these vehicles by mileage and years of ownership.  They then work with systems of equations to find the number of years or number of miles where the cost of these cars are the same.

2018 Honda Insight (Hybrid)
MPG: Up to 55 city / 49 highway
MSRP: From $23,725

2018 Honda Civic
MPG: Up to 32 city / 42 highway
MSRP: From $18,940

2018 Nissan Leaf
MSRPFrom $29,990
40 kWh lithium-ion battery

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CCSS: 6.SP, 6.RP, 7.RP, 7.SP, 8.SP, 8.EE.C, HSA, HSS.B, HSN

For members we have an editable Word docx, our Excel data with graphs, and solutions.

When-will-this-make-sense.docx   Insight-vs-Civic.xlsx   When-will-this-make-sense-solution.pdf


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