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# Over the last five years, technological improvements have significantl

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Over the last five years, technological improvements have significantly reduced the cost of manufacturing and operating electric-powered cars. Nevertheless, the cost per gallon of gasoline at which it would become more economical to operate an electric car than a regular gas-powered car has remained unchanged.

Which of the following, if true, would do the most to explain why electric cars have become cheaper to operate but break-even point between electric and gas cars has not changed?

A) The price per gallon of gasoline has dropped by 25% over the last five years.
B) Electric-car manufacturers have managed to reduce production costs despite an increase in some raw material prices.
C) Improvements in aerodynamics have made regular gas-powered cars more efficient to operate.
D) Relative to the number of gas-powered cars, there are very few electric cars on the road today.
E) When the price of gasoline rises, more people are willing to take public transportation to work.

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28 Jul 2018, 18:21
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dimmak wrote:
Over the last five years, technological improvements have significantly reduced the cost of manufacturing and operating electric-powered cars. Nevertheless, the cost per gallon of gasoline at which it would become more economical to operate an electric car than a regular gas-powered car has remained unchanged.

Which of the following, if true, would do the most to explain why electric cars have become cheaper to operate but break-even point between electric and gas cars has not changed?

A) The price per gallon of gasoline has dropped by 25% over the last five years.
B) Electric-car manufacturers have managed to reduce production costs despite an increase in some raw material prices.
C) Improvements in aerodynamics have made regular gas-powered cars more efficient to operate.
D) Relative to the number of gas-powered cars, there are very few electric cars on the road today.
E) When the price of gasoline rises, more people are willing to take public transportation to work.

I suppose, it is C.

The absolutely similar question, where I have left my explanation: https://gmatclub.com/forum/qotd-technol ... fl=similar.
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29 Jul 2018, 00:25
dimmak wrote:
Over the last five years, technological improvements have significantly reduced the cost of manufacturing and operating electric-powered cars. Nevertheless, the cost per gallon of gasoline at which it would become more economical to operate an electric car than a regular gas-powered car has remained unchanged.

Which of the following, if true, would do the most to explain why electric cars have become cheaper to operate but break-even point between electric and gas cars has not changed?

A) The price per gallon of gasoline has dropped by 25% over the last five years.
B) Electric-car manufacturers have managed to reduce production costs despite an increase in some raw material prices.
C) Improvements in aerodynamics have made regular gas-powered cars more efficient to operate.
D) Relative to the number of gas-powered cars, there are very few electric cars on the road today.
E) When the price of gasoline rises, more people are willing to take public transportation to work.

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