U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Energy 101: Electric Vehicles (Video)
Across the country, electric vehicles (EVs) are gaining in popularity and availability. Instead of relying on gas or diesel fuel, the EVs available today provide a comfortable and convenient ride using a battery to store electricity that powers the motor. As shown in this edition of Energy 101, EVs have several advantages over traditional cars, including higher energy efficiency, reduced emissions, lower maintenance costs, and reduced dependence on imported oil.
For more information on electric vehicles from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, visit the Vehicle Technologies Office website.