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Electric vehicle

Vehicles that are completely or partially powered by an electric motor.

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zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV)

Automotive; Electric vehicle

Zero-emissions vehicles have zero tailpipe emissions from the onboard source of power. They are 98% cleaner than the average conventional vehicle. Zero-emissions vehicles include battery electric ...

wells to wheels (WTW)

Automotive; Electric vehicle

A designation that measures the pollution impact or energy efficiency from extraction of raw materials such as petroleum from wells to the wheels of the vehicle. This is an appropriate way to measure ...

plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV)

Automotive; Electric vehicle

A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is a hybrid vehicle which utilizes rechargeable batteries or a similar energy storage device that can be restored to full charge by connecting a plug to an ...

plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV)

Automotive; Electric vehicle

A plug-in hybrid vehicle is a hybrid vehicle which utilizes rechargeable batteries or a similar energy storage device that can be restored to full charge by connecting a plug to an external electric ...

fuel cell

Automotive; Electric vehicle

A fuel cell is a device that converts the chemical energy from a fuel into electricity through a chemical reaction with oxygen or another oxidizing agent. The most common type is a proton exchange ...

alternate fuel vehicle (AFV)

Automotive; Electric vehicle

A vehicle powered by fuel other than gasoline or diesel. Examples of alternative fuels are electricity, hydrogen, and compressed natural gas (CNG).

battery

Automotive; Electric vehicle

An electricity storage medium that feeds electric current to the motor. Older EVs used lead acid or NiMH batteries, but modern electric car batteries are of lithium ion construction.

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