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Welcome to California's buying guide and resource center for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). We'll help you compare your options and take the next steps into PEV ownership.
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Understand & Compare PEV Types

Battery Electric

BEVs run completely on electricity stored in batteries and have an electric motor rather than a gasoline engine.
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Plug-in Hybrid Electric

PHEVs combine an electric motor that can be plugged in and recharged, with a gasoline engine.

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to Your Questions

Q. Why should I drive electric?

A. Plug-in electric cars deliver all the features and safety of a regular gasoline car with additional benefits. With lower fuel costs (electricity vs. gasoline) and lower maintenance costs, PEVs cost less to own…Read More

Q. How far can I drive?