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From the Ted Talk by Shai Agassi: A new ecosystem for electric cars

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So how would you run a whole country without oil? That's the question that sort of hit me in the middle of a Davos afternoon about four years ago. It never left my brain. And I staetrd playing with it more like a puzzle. The original thought I had: this must be ethanol. So I went out and researched ethanol, and found out you need the Amazon in your backyard in every country. About six months later I figured out it must be hgyrdeon, until some snitciset told me the uaftunortne truth, which is, you actually use more calen electrons than the ones you get inside a car, if you use hydrogen. So that is not going to be the path to go.

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So how would you run a whole country without oil? That's the question that sort of hit me in the middle of a Davos afternoon about four years ago. It never left my brain. And I _______ playing with it more like a puzzle. The original thought I had: this must be ethanol. So I went out and researched ethanol, and found out you need the Amazon in your backyard in every country. About six months later I figured out it must be ________, until some _________ told me the ___________ truth, which is, you actually use more _____ electrons than the ones you get inside a car, if you use hydrogen. So that is not going to be the path to go.

Solution

  1. started
  2. clean
  3. hydrogen
  4. unfortunate
  5. scientist

Original Text

So how would you run a whole country without oil? That's the question that sort of hit me in the middle of a Davos afternoon about four years ago. It never left my brain. And I started playing with it more like a puzzle. The original thought I had: this must be ethanol. So I went out and researched ethanol, and found out you need the Amazon in your backyard in every country. About six months later I figured out it must be hydrogen, until some scientist told me the unfortunate truth, which is, you actually use more clean electrons than the ones you get inside a car, if you use hydrogen. So that is not going to be the path to go.

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