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Plug-in Electric Vehicles

Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) is a general term for any car that runs, at least partially, on battery power and is recharged from the electricity grid. PEVs benefit you and the world around you in so many ways, it’s no wonder more models are coming on-board and more Californians are choosing to drive electric. You can learn more about the different types of PEVs from our infographic or by downloading theU.S. Department of Energy's PEV Handbook for Consumers

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PEV Types

There are several different types of PEVs to choose from, so it’s easy to find one that best fits your needs. (Infographic)

Makes and Models

There are a handful of PEVs now on the market with many more coming in the next year and beyond. We'll tell you what is available now and coming soon, and link you up with some great PEV tracking websites so you can check out all the new PEV makes and models manufacturers are planning.

Find the Right PEV

There are different types of PEVs and a variety of makes and models to choose from. We'll help you sort through your options so you can find the right PEV for your needs and lifestyle.

Buying Your PEV

When it comes to buying a PEV there are a few words of wisdom that may help you navigate through the process. We've outlined the most important tips to help you buy a PEV with a Buyer's Checklist, and then once you are part of the PEV family, our Owner's Checklist will help you make sure you get all those PEV incentives and perks.

Maintaning a PEV

Maintaining your PEV is not much different from mainaining any car, except it is cheaper and happens less often. We will help prepare you for what to expect in maintenance.


The cost of your new car is important to plan for, and with a PEV, the cost to charge it up is also a factor. Our Costs section provides these details as well as a variety of calculators to help you prepare.


With PEVs, it's important to understand what type of charging you need, how to set up charging in your home and how to take advantage of public charging. We'll lead you through your options and the right steps.


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