The electric motor replaces the internal combustion engine. There is an array of rechargeable batteries that power the controller, which then delivers power to the motor.
Any internal combustion engine can be converted to an EV by removing the engine and adding a battery pack.
Electric vehicles meet the same safety standards as any vehicle in the U.S., following the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
The average range is 70-90 miles, but most manufacturers are aiming for 100 miles.
A Level 1 charger (standard 120-volt circuit) provides a full charge in 8 to 20 hours. Level 2 (240-volt circuit) can fully charge a vehicle in 3 to 8 hours.
Project FEVER (Fostering Electric Vehicle Expansion in the Rockies) is a part of the Clean Cities Community Readiness and Planning for Plug-in Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure Funding Opportunity funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the state of Colorado.