Frequently Asked Questions about EVs
My friends here in Bakersfield and elsewhere have asked me many questions about driving electric. There are many web sites that explain what EVs are, how to use them, how to evaluate them, and how to get the most out of them. Nevertheless, I’ve chosen to include some of the questions I’ve been asked. There are many more. I’ve also written extensively about our use of EVs and our adventures driving electric. I’ve pulled those articles out and put them under one title: EV Articles by Paul Gipe. Also see EV Trip Reports for more information about trip planning and execution.
Electric Vehicles (EVs) are simply cleaner than driving cars powered by fossil fuels, regardless of whether they use gasoline or diesel fuel.
Electric Vehicles (EVs) use electricity stored in traction batteries to drive the wheels. There is no Internal Combustion Engine that burns gasoline or diesel. There is no tail pipe in an EV and, thus, no tail-pipe emissions.