With today's gasoline prices prices averaging more than $4 per gallon in many areas of the country, individuals are increasingly considering alternative-fueled vehicles, such as plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs).
PEVs are an emerging electric technology that provide customers with an economical alternative to "filling up" gasoline-dependent vehicle—and will help boost our nation's energy security by reducing our dependence on foreign oil. Like current hybrids, PEVs use battery power in addition to an internal combustion engine. However, unlike traditional hybrids, PEVs do not depend on gasoline to recharge their batteries. Instead, PEVs are plugged in to the existing electricity system, using a standard electrical outlet to recharge the car batteries.
Electricity is produced in the United States using a diverse supply of energy resources, which contributes to its greater price stability, when compared to gasoline prices.
Learn more about how electrifying our transportation system can help strengthen our nation's energy and economic security by helping to reduce our dependence on foreign oil: