DEEP: EVConnecticut - Electric Vehicles




Drive Change. Drive Electric.
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Drive Change. Drive Electric. represents a unique public-private partnership between auto manufacturers and Northeast states (including Connecticut) to advance consumer awareness, understanding, consideration and adoption of electric cars, including battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and fuel cell electric vehicles.

The website showcases the convenience, affordability, technology, sustainability and power performance of electric vehicles.

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Electric Vehicles 101
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The term "electric vehicles" is an umbrella that covers many types of vehicles including battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs), and fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEVs).

We will explain these terms and answer some common questions people typically have when discussing electric vehicles.

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Honey, We Should Get an Electric Car!
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Honey, We Should Get an Electric Car!

Follow the adventures of a Connecticut couple as they consider buying an electric car (EV). This humorous PSA addresses the top concerns that potential buyers have expressed about purchasing EVs.

The video can be viewed on YouTube or, if you are unable to access YouTube, it can be viewed with full closed captioning in the DEEP video library (IE only).



Electric Vehicle Benefits
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EVs offer multiple benefits that may not be initially apparent when shopping for one.

EVs not only have a lower cost of ownership but also are convenient, safe to drive, and easy to maintain.

We reveal the many benefits of electric vehicles.


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Clean Cities
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Clean Cities advances the nation's economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum consumption in transportation.

Clean Cities brings together stakeholders in the public and private sectors to deploy alternative and renewable fuels, fuel economy improvements, and emerging transportation technologies.

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Transportation Challenges
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The transportation sector is the largest source of air pollution in Connecticut, accounting for 40% of all carbon dioxide emissions. Conventional vehicle are getting cleaner due to the Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) program and new federal fuel economy standards, but vehicle miles driven per year are on the rise.





Page Last Updated: April 5, 2018