Getting Started

Electric vehicles (EVs) have received significant media and consumer attention as the search intensifies for environmentally friendly ways to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. A number of electric vehicles are already on the market, and automakers have announced ongoing development of additional and enhanced models. Today’s electric cars don’t just offer an alternative means of propulsion, they provide a new and different driving experience along with significant changes in vehicle fueling and maintenance.

As with any automobile choice, there are advantages and disadvantages to electric cars. AAA – in conjunction with the Electric Drive Transportation Association – has prepared this site to provide basic information about electric vehicles that will help you determine whether an electric vehicle might be right for you. This overview will examine the various types of electric vehicles available, and help you understand some of the important differences that come with owning and operating an electric car.

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