EV 101

Electric

Vehicles

EVs now come in all shapes, size, and price points

types of

levels of

Vehicle

Charging

Gone are the early days of searching for chargers

learn about

Cost

Savings

You can save

hundreds during the vehicle lifetime

helping local

Air

Quality

EVs produce significantly fewer emissions and that helps everyone

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Types of Electric Vehicles

All Electric Vehicles or Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs):

run solely on electricity that they get from an electric

source and use a battery to store the electric power received.

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV):

use batteries to store electricity and power an electric motor as well as use conventional gasoline or diel to power an internal combustion engine.

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles:

Are powered by an internal combustion engine in combination with an electric motor that uses energy stored in on-board batteries that cannot be charged by an external power source

 

For more information and background on Hybrid Vehicles

Currently Available Hybrid Vehicles

Upcoming Hybrid Vehicles

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BEVs or PHEVs in Texas

Electric Vehicle Charging

 

Costs + Savings

Fuel Costs

 

EVs cost less to operate with fuel than gasoline cars, as electricity on average is cheaper per gasoline gallon equivalent than gasoline.

 

Electricity prices are also not as volatile as oil, which makes budgeting for an EV more consistent each year.

Maintenance

The cost to maintain an EV is generally much lower than fossil fuel-powered vehicles due to fewer moving parts.

 

EVs have single-speed transmissions and regenerative braking (reduces wear on brakes), and they don’t require oil changes, saving users money.

Emissions Benefits

•Battery electric vehicles produce no emissions while being driven, helping reduce air pollution, including ozone, the harmful pollutant created by nitrogen oxides (NOx) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), emitted by gasoline and diesel vehicles.

•NCTCOG Air Quality Ozone Page: https://www.nctcog.org/trans/quality/air/ozone

•The well to wheels impact of EVs in TX is more beneficial than many other states due to the composition of the electric grid, with over 65% sourced being either clean natural gas or renewably powered wind.

•EVs have less annual Well to Wheel Green House Gas Emissions for both light-duty and heavy-duty vehicle equivalents. 

•To learn more about and how to use the Alternative Fuel Life-Cycle Environmental and Economic Transportation (AFLEET) Tool, visit https://afleet-web.es.anl.gov/home/

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