Electric vehicles 101

New to electric vehicles? They're called EVs for short. Here's a quick overview of the different types of EVs and the fueling options available to you.

Types of Electric Vehicles

Zero-Emission Vehicles
All-Battery Electric Vehicle
All Battery Electric Vehicle
Fuel-Cell Electric Vehicle
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

Zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) are vehicles that have zero tailpipe emissions and include all-battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). Other ZEVs are neighborhood electric vehicles and zero-emission motorcycles.

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Plug-In Hybird Electric Vehicle

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) operate on electricity as well as gasoline.


Fueling Options

Level 1 Charging
Level 1 Fast Charging

Level 1 Charging: All BEVs and PHEVs come with a cord set compatible with a typical outlet.

Location: Home & Public

Level 2 Charging
Level 2 Fast Charging

Level 2 Charging: At home, a hard-wired, wall-mounted unit or a cord set compatible with 240-volt outlets. Away from home, most public charging stations are Level 2. They are sometimes free or may require paid membership.

Location: Home & Public

DC Fast Charging
Plug-In Hybird Electric Vehicle

DC Fast Charging: For quick charging. It is cost prohibitive to install these commercial systems at home.

Location: Public

†Vehicle requires DC fast charging port

Public Charging

For a list of public level 1, level 2 and DC fast charging stations across the state, please visit:

Hydrogen Fueling Stations

For a list of public hydrogen fueling stations, please visit: