Alternative Fuel Vehicles

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.

Public EV Charging Stations in North Carolina

The primary source of data for this map comes from the U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fuel Data Center with additional analysis done by our Market Innovation Team. Our analysis aims to serve as a tool for current and potential EV owners to understand the vast extent of EV infrastructure currently in our state.

Featured Resources

Running the Grid on Electric Vehicles

Alternative Fuels Data Center on Electric Vehicles

Search NCSEA's Business Member Directory for Alternative Fuel Vehicle non-profits and businesses near you!





Source: 2018 North Carolina Clean Energy Industry Census