Electric vehicles use electricity either as their primary fuel or to improve the efficiency of conventional vehicle designs. There are some major differences between gasoline and electric cars. When you drive an electric car, often the only thing that clues you in to the fact that it is electric is that it is nearly silent. Vehicles that run only on electricity produce no tailpipe emissions. When charging plug-in vehicles, it tends to be more cost effective compared to gasoline, especially if drivers take advantage of off-peak rates offered by many utilities.
There are 3 Types of Electric Vehicles:
1) Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs)
2) Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)
3) All-Electric Vehicles (EVs)
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has a pilot electric bus fleet, which won the GWRCCC 25th Anniversary Electric Fleet of the Year Award .
From the U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center
Alternative Fueling Station Locator – Find an alternative fuel station any time anywhere.
State Laws and Incentives – Find tax credits and incentives in your state.
Qualified Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Tax Credit – Plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles qualify for a $2,500 to $7,500 federal tax credit.
A Homeowner's Guide to Electric Vehicle – If your home is equipped to charge an EV, it might be an excellent choice for a vehicle.