Electric Vehicles

EV (Electric Vehicles) Charge Up at Home or On The Go! 

Electricity can be used to power all-electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV’s) directly from the power grid using battery storage, or from electricity generated on-board through fuel cells.

Popular all-electric vehicles: 

  • BMWi3
  • Chevrolet Spark 
  • Fiat 500e
  • Ford Focus - Electric
  • Nissan Leaf 
  • Tesla Model X
  • Tesla Model S
  • Toyota Rav4 EV
  • and many others..


Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) combine an internal combustion engine (ICE) with batteries, regenerative braking, and an electric motor to provide high fuel economy. They rely on a petroleum-based or alternative fuel for power and are not plugged in to charge. Instead, HEV batteries are charged by the ICE or other propulsion source and during regenerative braking. This design allows the vehicle to travel much further on one gallon of gas, approximately 40 to 70 miles, depending on the make and model. Hybrid vehicles also have the potential to use other fuels, like ethanol, biodiesel, or natural gas. Of the electric drive vehicles, hybrids are the most competitively priced.

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs or PEVs), like regular hybrid electric vehicles, combine an internal combustion engine with an electric motor and a battery. Unlike traditional hybrid electric vehicles, PHEVs batteries can be recharged by plugging directly into the grid. The use of electricity cuts petroleum consumption and tailpipe emissions, and due to larger battery sizes PHEVs can drive almost entirely on stored electricity (all electric charge range of 10-40 miles). When running on traditional fuels, PHEVs perform like HEV’s, realizing the same fuel economy and emission benefits. 

Popular electric-hybrid vehicles: 

  • Cadillac ELR
  • Chevy Volt
  • Ford C-Max Energi
  • Ford Fusion Energi 
  • Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid
  • Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid
  • And many others..

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Workplace Charging Challenge

To learn about adding charging points in the workplace, and how it can be an easy reduction of emmisions as well as saving you money conveniently please visit: The Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy's Web Page on the Workplace Charging Challenge.

Nissan's EV Charging Program 

To increase EV infrastructure, Nissan has implemented their EV Workplace Charging Program. Nissan can assist your company in assessing current and future charging needs, installation, and funding opportunities.  Learn how Nissan can assist you here.  

LCF Platinum Member Nissan representative, Damian Herd, can walk you through the steps for the Workplace Charging Program started at your company.  Please contact her at damian.herd@nissan-usa.com