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Why ZEVs and Zero Carbon Transportation

What are ZEVs

Zero Emission Vehicles can be divided into three categories, each of which uses the most up-to-date technologies:

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs): PHEVs are powered by an internal combustion engine that can run on conventional gasoline and an electric motor that uses energy stored in a battery. The vehicle can be plugged into an electric power source to charge the battery. Some PHEVs can travel more than 50 miles on electricity alone, and all can operate solely on gasoline (similar to a conventional hybrid).

Battery electric vehicles (BEVs): These all-electric EVs use a battery to store the electric energy that powers the motor. Owners charge the EV batteries by plugging the vehicle into an electric power source.  Technology is rapidly improving and vehicles are available that go more than 200 miles of range per charge.

Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs): Fuel cell electric vehicles will soon be available in Massachusetts and are being used in California now. They store hydrogen gas in a tank to create electricity, and are recharged not through plug-in technology, but through refueling with hydrogen.  Once hydrogen stations are available, these cars can travel over 300 miles on a tank of hydrogen.

Why ZEVs

Compare the costs of an electric vehicle with those of a gasoline-powered vehicle wit the  Department of Energy’s Vehicle Cost Calculator.  http://www.afdc.energy.gov/calc/

Calculate fuel savings when switching from gas to electric power with the Department of Energy’s eGallon tool.   http://www.energy.gov/eere/eveverywhere/ev-everywhere-saving-fuel-and-vehicle-costs

Learn more about the state’s goals with the Massachusetts Clean Cities Coalition. https://www.mass.gov/massachusetts-clean-cities-alternative-transportation

Choosing a Car

The Mass Energy EV discount program helps in choosing an electric vehicle, saves money on cars, and saves time at the dealerships. https://www.massenergy.org/drivegreen

Plug In America is the largest organization representing  the interests of EV drivers. Check out all the information they provide at  https://pluginamerica.org/

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