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Fast Track Features and Facts on Electric Vehicles

Did you know that you would be able to charge up Toyota's Prius Prime with a standard plug in about 5 and a half hours? Charging an electric vehicle is quickly and easily done at home in your standard household outlet, without the need for any special equipment or just as easily at free charging stations. In addition to saving drivers money on fuel, electric cars are cleaner for the environment, require less routine maintenance than gas or diesel fueled vehicles. Hosting the largest attended auto show, The New York International Auto Show at NYC's Javits Center showcased a selection of the industry leaders in Electric Vehicles (EVs). Catch a peek at these fast track features and facts on Electric Vehicles.

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Fast Track Features and Facts on Electric Vehicles

Gaining in popularity with drivers, Electric Vehicles use cleaner, greener electric or traction motors to power up. Consumer interests in EVs have powered up through an increased focus on renewable energy, being that the electricity utilized can be generated from fossil fuels, renewable sources, such as tidal, solar, and wind power or any combination of these sources.

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Sweetening the deal, EVs such as the Toyota Prius Prime come equipped with enhanced safety features, innovative technology, and sleek styles are ruling the roadways with an EPA-estimated 25 miles of energy efficiency in EV Mode. Energy-efficient EVs are optioned to perform driving fueled with electricity, gas, or combining both sources.

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) are powered by an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. These vehicles can be plugged into an electric power source to charge up the battery. Some of the vehicles are able to travel up to 100 miles solely powered on electricity, and are able to operate entirely on gasoline.

Electric Vehicles (EVs) use  a battery to store electricity used to power the motor. EV batteries are charged by plugging the vehicle into an electric power source. 

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