- Charging pads let electric car owners cut the cord
- MIT to test out electric vehicle shuttles
- Five emerging battery technologies for electric vehicles
- Researchers move closer to charging an EV as fast as filling a tank of gas
- Faraday Future Unveils Batmobile-Like EV Concept Car
- Power Electronics Research and Development
- 3D-printed electric car technology
- Samsung Leads $17M Investment In Battery Startup
- New ORNL electric vehicle technology packs more punch in smaller package
- EERE Vehicle Technologies Office: Power Electronics and Electrical Motors
- Navigant Research
- Wireless EV Charging
- How Plug In Vehicles Work
- Vehicle to Grid Interaction in the Smart Grid
- Solar-Assisted Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
- Cost and performance of EV batteries
- Secondary use of Plug In Electric Vehicle Batteries
- EV Education Center
- State of Tennessee MicroClimate Plan
- Long-Range EV Charging Infrastructure Plan for Tennessee
- Understanding Greenhouse Gas Emissions from PHEVs
- Plugging In: A Consumer's Guide to the Electric Vehicle
Most auto manufacturers in the world have developed, or are in the process of developing a plug-in electric vehicle. The popularity of the technology is increasing so rapidly that it is important to stay abreast of the many offerings. Plug In America maintains a growing list of electric vehicles which represent the highway-capable cars and trucks, 2- and 3-wheeled, and commercial models. To stay up to date with the conceptual designs and on-market vehicles, go to the Plug-in Vehicle Tracker.
- General Motors (Chevy Volt)
- Nissan (Leaf)
EV Charging Map Tools
EV map and locator tools have been developed by entities to assist electric vehicle owners on where to charge. Below are a few options that can be used for locating the growing number of public charging stations.
- Department of Energy Alternative Fuels Locator
- Car Stations
- ChargePoint EV Charging Map
- Leaf Link
Check out the growing list of cars powered by electricity. There are more than 20 models offered from more than a dozen different brands. This tool will help consumers compare EVs and PHEVs by features, price, and range.
The guide gives information about the environmental performance of vehicles and provides the user with dynamic search and sort capabilities. Side-by-side comparisons can be performed for up to three vehicles and searches can be customized based on user choices by using the Advanced Search function. Photos of models are displayed (if available) for basic searches and side-by-side comparisons.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center has developed a search engine to assist consumers with locating alternative fueling stations that are located throughout the United States. The database contains addresses of stations for the following fuel types: electric (ev chargers), biodiesel, CNG, ethanol, hydrogen, LNG and propane. The locations can be retrieved by zip code and state. Users can map routes to the various stations by inputting address information.