Electricity is considered an alternative fuel when it is used to charge an electric vehicle. Today, electric vehicles are available from most major automakers. Ford Motor Company, for instance, recently received an order from the U.S. Postal Service for 500 electric vehicles— the largest U.S. order for electric vehicles in history.
The real question for electric cars is, where does the electricity come from?
It's possible for the electricity to come from renewable energy sources, making the electric car a clean car in every way. The simplest way is to purchase 100% green power to recharge the car. Some cities have also installed recharging stations with roofs to shelter the cars as they refuel. These roofs are covered with photovoltaic solar panels, so that they actually generate the electricity to refuel the cars.
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