Electric Vehicles


Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs)*, which are growing in popularity, enable drivers to take advantage of a new vehicle technology that can save energy and money, while having a positive impact on our environment and economy.  Powered by electricity, these vehicles are recharged at home* or at public charging stations at a fraction of the current price of gasoline.  In addition, the widespread use of PEVs offers a step forward in clean transportation and energy independence. 

Plug-In Electric Vehicle charging


Energy Independence

Increased use of PEVs provides energy independence as we reduce our nation’s need to import oil to fuel gasoline-powered vehicles.

FirstEnergy has been involved in a number of research initiatives with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and others to ensure that this vehicle technology will be compatible with the electric grid.

Why Drive a PEV?

Economically Smart

While the initial cost of purchasing a PEV may be higher than gasoline-fueled vehicles, PEVs operate at a lower fuel cost, averaging between $1.00 to $1.50 per gallon* on an equivalent basis to conventional vehicles.

Environmentally Friendly

PEVs are lower in emissions than gasoline-powered vehicles, which helps reduce the amount of gases – such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides – being released into the environment.

 

Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Click here to locate electric vehicle charging stations near you.*

Electric Vehicles in Action

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FirstEnergy and Clean Fuels Ohio partnered with the city of Akron to install electric vehicle charging stations at company facilities. View this video to learn more, and hear from employees who use electric cars for their daily commute.

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Last Modified: October 16, 2017