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Green Vehicle Guide

Vehicles on the Road (Text Only)

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Conventional

  • Gasoline Vehicle: Most vehicles use gasoline, including hybrids.
  • Diesel Vehicle: Ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) is the primary highway diesel fuel produced today, and allows diesels to be cleaner. Diesel vehicles and engines can also use blends of ULSD and biodiesel.

Alternative

  • FFV: Flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) can use gasoline or E85 (a mixture of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline). E85 can be found at over 2,000 stations nationwide.
  • EV: You can charge your electric vehicle (EV) at one of over 7,000 public charging stations in the United States. You can also charge your EV at home. In fact, depending on how far you drive each day, you may never need to visit a station.
  • PHEV: Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are powered with electricity and gasoline. How much gasoline you’ll use depends on how often you plug in, how far you drive, and the vehicle’s design.
  • CNG Vehicle: Compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station pumps look similar to gasoline pumps, but have specialized fittings for a leak-free connection to your natural gas vehicle.
  • FCV: Fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) use pressurized hydrogen, which you pump into your car through a special leak-free connection. The hydrogen powers a fuel cell, which then generates electricity to power the vehicle.

There are over 10,000 alternative fueling stations in the United States today. Visit the Alternative Fueling Station Locator to find a station near you.