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Electric Vehicles

Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) 

  •  Powered by an internal combustion engine and an electric motor that stores energy in a battery.
  •  Run on gasoline and cannot be plugged in for charging.
  •  Use battery power while stopped and at low speeds.
  •  Provide extra power to the gasoline engine during high speeds.
  •  30% to 50% more fuel efficient than comparable conventional vehicles; model year 2015 HEVs average 42 mpg.
  • Examples: Toyota Prius, Ford Fusion Hybrid.

Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV)

  • Use a battery to power an electric motor in addition to an internal combustion engine.
  • Provide the distance security of a conventional vehicle while taking advantage of electricity’s economic and emissions benefits.
  • Can be plugged in to charge.
  • All electric range is generally 20-40 miles without using the internal combustion engine.
  • Examples: Chevrolet Volt, Ford C-MAX Energi.

All-Electric Vehicles (EV)

  • Powered solely by an electric motor using a battery.
  • Must be plugged in to charge.
  • Recharging ranges from 20 minutes to 20 hours.
  • Range is typically limited to 60 to 120 miles on a full charge, although some models can go 200 to 300 miles.
  • Extremely efficient with no tailpipe emissions.
  • Examples: Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf.

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Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles (CNG)

  • Natural gas is clean-burning, abundant, and domestically produced.
  • Cheaper than gasoline and diesel.
  • Comparable fuel economy to conventional vehicles.
  • Dedicated and bi-fuel vehicles available.
  • More common in the medium-to heavy-duty market.
  • Example: Chevrolet Impala, Ram 2500.

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Biofuels

Biodiesel Vehicles

  • Biodiesel is produced from new and used vegetable oils, animal fats, and recycled restaurant grease.
  • Significantly reduced life cycle carbon emissions.
  • Can range in concentration from B2 (2% biodiesel, 98% diesel) to B100.
  • B20 (20% biodiesel, 80% diesel fuel) is the most common blend.
  • All major OEMs support the use of at least B5 under their warranties.
  • Biodiesel is available in all 50 states.
  • Examples: Ram 2500 HD, GMC Sierra 2500.

Ethanol Flex-Fuel Vehicles (FFV)

  • Run on gasoline and any blend of gasoline and ethanol up to E85 (or flex fuel).
  • E85 is a blend of gasoline and 51% - 83% ethanol.
  • One fueling system that can accommodate the variance in fuel.
  • Very similar to gasoline vehicles.
  • Can have a lower fuel economy than a conventional vehicle.
  • Examples: Chevrolet Impala, Audi A4 Quattro.

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Propane Vehicles (LPG)

  • Also known as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
  • Third most commonly used motor fuel in the world.
  • Dedicated vehicles run on only propane.
  • Bi-fuel vehicles have two separate fueling systems and can run on propane or gasoline.
  • Generally propane is lower and more stable in price than gasoline.
  • Examples: Ford F-150, Ford Transit 250.

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