Alternative Fuel Vehicles are becoming increasingly mainstream. Whether you’re interested in driving a Plug-In-Electric Vehicle (PEV) or Compressed Natural Gas vehicle (CNG) we can help.
Read about Plug-In-Electric Vehicles below. Interested in Compressed Natural Gas vehicles? Learn More.
More drivers are tapping into the benefits of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV). PEVs provide lower operating expense, are more available and affordable than ever before, reduce vehicle emissions, are easy to operate and fun to drive.
PEV adoption is easier than you might expect. Over 30 plug-in vehicle models are on the market, providing options that can fit a variety of transportation needs.
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV)
PHEVs provide electric operation for 30 miles (+/-) and a gas engine that enables continuous operation if plug-in charging is unavailable.
Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV)
BEVs use only electricity and don’t require gasoline. BEVs are recharged when you plug them in, and they also generate some of their own power through regenerative braking.
Extended Range Electric Vehicles (EREV)
EREVs are powered primarily by battery and have a secondary gas engine as back up power if plug-in power is not readily available.
There are two options for charging your PEV at home:
Level 1: Uses a standard 120-volt house outlet using a 15 – 20 amp breaker. Many PEVs can be fully charged using Level 1 in 4-8 hours using a standard 120-volt outlet, however this is dependent on vehicle type and battery capacity.
Level 2: Uses a 240-volt circuit similar to what is used for a central air conditioning system. Level 2 charging usually takes half the time of Level 1.
Workplace Charging: Some employers are beginning to provide charging resources for employees. This may be Level 1 or Level 2 and may have an associated fee.
Public: Many Retail, Business and Municipalities have begun integrating PEV charging stations, often level 2 and may have an associated fee.
DC Fast Charging provides 20 - 30 minute charging for vehicles that have DC fast charge capability.
Refer to FAQs for information on locating public accessible charging options.