plugin vehicle facts
A plug-in vehicle (PEV) is any vehicle that can be recharged from any external source of electricity e.g. wall outlets or from electricity stored in rechargeable battery packs that drive the wheels. Vehicles need to be connected to the wall outlet as this short charging time powers the batteries for additional driving time.
Plug-in vehicles can be charged any place, any time, by just plugging into a wall outlet. If the charger becomes damaged, simply replace the old charger with a new one, it isn't necessary to replace the entire charging system.
Below are some of the facts regarding Plug-In Vehicles.
- Batteries now available for electric vehicles have a range up to 300 miles on a single charge.
- Battery Electric Vehicles (EVs) are by far the most efficient vehicles in the world.
- According to the Department of Energy, enough excess generating capacity exists at night in the U.S. to charge 180 million EVs without adding any new capacity.
- United States electricity is produced domestically with only a small percentage purchased from Canada.
- Worldwide most people waste more electricity in their homes than they would use driving electric cars.
- We will never fight a war over electricity.
- Driving on electricity from the U.S. grid is far cleaner than driving on oil.
- A survey of EV owners found that 48% of them used solar energy to power their houses and cars.
- EVs by the millions could be built today.
- Plug-in cars with a range of 50 miles per day would meet the needs of 80% of the American driving public. Source: U.S. Department of Transportation.