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All-electric Vehicles (Plug-in Electric Vehicles)
All-electric vehicles (EVs) use a battery to store the electrical energy that powers the motor. EVs are sometimes referred to as battery electric vehicles (BEVs). EV batteries are charged by plugging the vehicle into an electric power source. Although electricity production might contribute to air pollution, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency categorizes all-electric vehicles as zero-emission vehicles because their motors produce no exhaust or emissions. Because EVs use no other fuel, widespread use of these vehicles could dramatically reduce petroleum consumption. ***
*** The Chevrolet Volt, although an electric vehicle, has a back-up gasoline engine that will kick in to charge the battery/power the vehicle. According to SAE’s definition the Volt is a hybrid vehicle, due to the combination of an internal combustion engine and electric motors, and its configuration can be referred to as a Plug-in-electric vehicle.
Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) are powered by an internal combustion engine or other propulsion source that can be run on conventional or alternative fuel and an electric motor that uses energy stored in a battery. HEVs combine the benefits of high fuel economy and low emissions with the power and range of conventional vehicles.
A variety of hybrid electric vehicles are currently available. Although HEVs are often more expensive than similar conventional vehicles, some cost may be recovered through fuel savings, a light-duty HEV federal tax credit, or state incentives.
Electric Vehicles and Plug-in Eletric Vehicles currently available in Milwaukee Area
Chevrolet Volt – Area dealerships selling Chevrolet Volt
Nissan Leaf – Area dealerships selling Nissan Leaf
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