20 May '12, 4pm

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center: Benefits and

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center: Benefits and

Printable Version Benefits and Considerations of Electricity as a Vehicle Fuel Hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles can help increase energy security, improve fuel economy, lower fuel costs, and reduce emissions. Energy Security In 2011, the United States imported about 45% of the petroleum it consumed, and transportation was responsible for two-thirds of total U.S. petroleum consumption. With much of the world's petroleum reserves located in politically volatile countries, the United States is vulnerable to price spikes and supply disruptions. Using hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles instead of conventional vehicles can help reduce U.S. reliance on imported petroleum and increase energy security. Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) typically use less fuel than similar conventional vehicles, because they employ electric-drive technologies to boost efficiency. Plug-in hybrid ...

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