Technologies & Fuel Types
Consumers have more choices now than ever when it comes to clean and efficient vehicles. Although gasoline still dominates, new plug-in and hybrid technologies, alternative fuel vehicles and advanced emission control systems allow the cars we drive today to be significantly cleaner. Even among the cleanest technologies, however, environmental impact, fuel efficiency, cost, benefits and availability vary. So explore your options here, learn what technologies are available now and what's on the horizon, and remember to buy cars with the highest ratings on the Fuel Economy and Environment Label.
Battery electric vehicles run entirely on electricity stored in batteries and have an electric motor rather than a gasoline engine. Visit DriveClean's new Plug-in Vehicle Resource Center for extensive information about battery electric vehicles. Learn More > View Vehicles >
Plug-in hybrids are similar to traditional hybrids but are also equipped with a larger, more advanced battery that allows the vehicle to be plugged in and recharged in addition to refueling with gasoline. Visit DriveClean's new Plug-in Vehicle Resource Center for extensive information about plug-in hybrid vehicles. Learn More > View Vehicles >
Hydrogen Fuel Cell
Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine (ICE)
Some hydrogen vehicles have an internal combustion engine that is specially designed to run on hydrogen fuel. While hydrogen infrastructure is still ramping up, current hydrogen ICE vehicles are designed to run on either gasoline or liquid hydrogen. Learn More > View Vehicles >