Electricity Fuel Basics
Electricity is considered an alternative fuel under the US Energy Policy Act of 1992. Electricity in the European Union Directive 2014/94/EU - EUR-Lex - Europa is considered as clean fuel and The Clean Power for Transport package aims to facilitate the development of a single market for alternative fuels for transport in Europe.
Electricity can be produced from a variety of energy sources, including oil, coal, nuclear energy, hydro-power, natural gas, wind energy, solar energy, and stored hydrogen. Plug-in vehicles are capable of drawing electricity from off-board electrical power sources (generally the electricity grid) and storing it in batteries. Though not yet widely available, fuel cell vehicles use hydrogen to generate electricity on board the vehicle. Our technical team at I Dive Tec Rec Centers Plc specializes in electric in remote operated vehicles (ROV) and UAV aerial monitoring services.
Powering Vehicles with Electricity
In plug-in electric vehicles, on board rechargeable batteries store energy to power electric motors. Vehicles that run only on electricity produce no tailpipe emissions. But there are emissions associated with the production of most of the country's electricity.
Fueling plug-in vehicles with electricity is currently cost effective compared to gasoline, especially if drivers take advantage of off-peak utility rates offered by many utilities. Electricity costs can vary by region, type of generation, time of use, and access point.
Electric Charging Stations
Many plug-in vehicle owners will do the majority of their charging at home (or at fleet facilities, in the case of fleets). Some employers offer access to charging at the workplace. In many states, plug-in vehicle drivers also have access to public charging stations at libraries, shopping centers, hospitals, and businesses. Charging infrastructure is rapidly expanding, providing drivers with the convenience, range, and confidence to meet more of their transportation needs with plug-in vehicles.