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Use Solar Energy to Power Electric Vehicles

Use Solar Energy to Power Electric Vehicles

Use Solar Energy to Power Electric Vehicles Thursday, November 29th 2012 2:42 PM By GetSolar Staff. Many Americans looking to reduce their carbon footprint and save on their monthly gasoline bills have embraced plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) as their primary means of transportation. However, because PEVs rely on the main electric grid for their power, the cars often still - albeit indirectly - require fossil fuels to run. In addition, the electricity needed to charge PEVs can mean raised annual utility bills. To address both of these concerns, an increasing number of electric vehicle owners have begun turning to solar power to charge their primary mode of transportation. Baker Electric reported that PEV charging stations currently use anywhere between 0.4 percent and 8 percent of the amount of electricity generated on a daily basis. However, as the number of PEVs on the ...

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