Alternative fuel vehicles run on a fuel other than traditional petroleum fuels (petrol or diesel fuel). This sector also incorporates firms involved in the conversion of traditional fuel vehicles to run on alternative fuel.

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Examples of Alternative Fuel Vehicles May Include:

Hydrogen, Hybrid, Electric, Flexible-Fuel or P-Series Fuel, Biodiesel, and Natural Gas

Flex Fuel

These vehicles have combustion engines that are designed to run on a mix of conventional gasoline and fuels made from alternative sources such as sugarcane or corn.




Hybrid vehicles are powered by two or more fuels. The most common type of hybrid vehicles have electric drivetrains which are powered by a battery. When this battery depletes, the internal combustion engine acts as a generator to recharge the battery.



Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles are powered entirely by their rechargeable batteries and have electric powertrains.

The Stats on EVs in North Carolina:

Electric vehicle charging stations (public and private)

Level 1 and 2 and DC fast charging outlets

Electric vehicles

Plug-in hybrids


Jobs from plug-in hybrid Vehicles


Jobs from electric vehicles

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Resources:

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