What is an electric vehicle?

An Electric Vehicle (EV) is a type of vehicle that runs on electricity, powered by rechargeable battery packs. There are two main types of EVs:

  • Battery electric vehicle - all power is stored in a battery.
  • Hybrid electric vehicles - have a down-sized internal combustion engine in addition to the battery.

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1. Why should I consider an electric vehicle?
2. Is the Town electrifying its fleet of vehicles?
3. How can I learn more about switching to an EV?
4. What is an electric vehicle?
5. What is the first step to researching EVs?
6. How much tax credit is available for EVs?
7. Are there reduced financing options for EVs?
8. Are EVs as safe as combustible engine vehicles?
9. How do I charge my car at home?
10. What does a home charger cost?
11. Do you need a building permit to install a charger?
12. How does EV charging affect my electric bill?
13. Where can I charge my EV when traveling?