Electricity Related Links

This list includes links related to electricity. The Alternative Fuels Data Center does not necessarily recommend or endorse these companies (see disclaimer). For links related to other alternative transportation technologies, use the related links search.



AC Propulsion

AC Propulsion develops, manufactures, and licenses systems and component technology for EV drive systems.


Arotech designs, manufactures, and markets zero-emission, zinc-air, fuel cell electric buses for transit and school bus applications.


Autotherm's Energy Recovery System (ERS) keeps the cab's heater working while the vehicle is turned off, keeping the cab warm and the windshield free of snow and ice for hours without idling.


ChargePoint operates the world's largest EV charging network and designs, builds, and supports charging technology.

Clean Cities

DOE's Clean Cities Program supports public-private partnerships that deploy alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and build supporting alternative fuel infrastructure.

Currie Technologies

Currie Technologies manufactures a unique electric bicycle propulsion system called the U.S. Prodrive and several models of electric bikes.


EcoIQ is an Internet publishing and digital media company that exists to support and promote a transition to sustainability. The EcoIQ site is a portal to more than 8,000 related Web sites and pages, and it includes a link center, anthologies, and events calendar.

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

EPRI is a nonprofit organization committed to providing science and technology-based solutions to global energy customers through a far-reaching program of scientific research, technology development, and product implementation.

Electric Vehicles International

Electric Vehicles International (EVI) manufacturers alternative energy vehicles, specializing in battery electric vehicles (BEV) and range extended electric vehicles (REEV) for multiple applications covering a diverse range of transportation options.

Electrifying Times

Electrifying Times is the international magazine of electric vehicles, hybrids, fuel cells, batteries, alternative fuels, electric car racing and exhibitions.

Electro Automotive

Electro Automotive manufactures and sells EV conversion components, kits, books, videos, and provides EV conversion-consulting services.


Ener1 is involved in the North American development and commercialization of advanced, high-performance safe lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in HEVs (PHEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs). Ener1 is also developing commercial fuel cell products through its EnerFuel subsidiary and nanotechnology-based materials and manufacturing processes for batteries and other applications through its NanoEner subsidiary.

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

EIA is a statistical agency of DOE. It provides policy-independent data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment, as well as alternative fuel production and use.

Energy Management Institute

The Energy Management Institute publishes the Alternative Fuels Index, a subscription-based service that focuses on seven alternative fuel products approved by the DOE to meet current alternative fuel U.S. standards. Those fuels include biodiesel, ethanol, propane, methanol, electricity, hydrogen, and natural gas. Coverage includes industry commentary relating to supply, price, policy and news as well as detailed price and trend analysis at the wholesale level.

Engine World USA

Engine World USA provides low mileage & tested used and rebuilt Japanese engines and transmissions. EW also offers CNG and LPG conversion kits for Ford F150 trucks, E series vans, GMC pickups, and Toyota Camry hybrids as well as remanufactured Cummins NG engines.

European Natural Gas Vehicle Association (ENGVA)

The European Natural Gas Vehicle Association was founded to develop a sustainable and profitable market for NGVs throughout Europe by creating a favorable political and economic environment that encourages the development of NGV technology and fueling infrastructure.

EV World

EV World is a Web site dedicated to EVs. It features news events and legislation that affect the EV community, as well as product reviews, reports, and interviews with members of the EV industry.


FleetCarma is a connected car platform that helps organizations deploy, utilize, monitor, and smart-charge electric vehicles.

Global Electric Motorcars (GEM)

GEM is a manufacturer of low speed NEVs.

GRIP Idle Management System

The GRIP (Governor to Reduce Idle and Pollution) Idle Management System is designed to manage the time that the vehicle spends running in idle. Much of this time does not require the engine to run as the batteries can be used to power loads instead of the engine. By reducing the engine operation the GRIP not only saves fuel, excessive wear, extends vehicle life, it is also a benefit to the environment reducing emissions caused by unnecessary engine idle.

Hawaii State Energy Office

Hawaii state agency concerned with electricity generation and energy supply.

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Web Site

Learn about DOE's role in the research and development of HEVs at the Hybrid Electric Vehicle Web site.

InterMotive, Inc.

InterMotive, Inc. designs and manufactures electronic control systems for the work truck, transit, emergency response, RV, and personal-use markets. The Eco-Star automatically turns the engine off when specific, customizable, safety conditions are met, reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gasses. The Idle Timer controller turns the engine off at either 5 or 15 minutes, depending on settings, reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gases. The EcoLock is an anti-idle system designed specifically for police which automatically turns the engine off when specific, customizable, safety conditions are met.

It All Adds Up to Cleaner Air

It All Adds Up to Cleaner Air is a collaborative effort of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), EPA's Office of Mobile Sources, and DOT's Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Since 1991, these agencies have been working with state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations to help them meet goals for reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality established by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA 21) and Clean Air Act.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

As the nation's leading center for renewable energy research, NREL develops new energy technologies to benefit both the environment and the economy. The laboratory's main areas of focus are solar power and photovoltaics, wind energy, alternative fuel vehicles and transportation, buildings and thermal systems, electricity technologies, fuels and chemicals, industrial technologies, measurements and testing, and renewable energy resources.

Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Company

The Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Company designs and manufactures the Gizmo low-speed vehicle designed for commuters traveling fewer than 45 miles.

Nova BUS Corporation

Nova BUS Corporation is a leader in the design, production, and marketing of urban transit buses. Nova BUS products include CNG and LNG models.

NREL Energy Storage

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Energy Storage Project is leading the charge on battery thermal management, modeling, and systems solutions to enhance the performance of fuel cell, hybrid electric, and electric vehicles (FCVs, HEVs, and EVs) for a cleaner, more secure transportation future.

Phoenix Motorcars, Inc.

Phoenix Motorcars is focused on commercial and government fleet customers for EVs

Ruff & Tuff Electric Vehicles

Ruff & Tuff manufactures neighborhood electric vehicles (EVs).

Smith Electric Vehicles

Smith Electric Vehicles manufactures and markets zero-emission commercial electric vehicles designed to have higher efficiency and a lower cost of ownership than traditional diesel trucks. Smith currently designs, produces, and sells two vehicle platforms--the Smith Newton and the Smith Edison--both of which can be configured for multiple applications.

Trillium CNG

Trillium CNG provides CNG fueling solutions and equipment including the proprietary Pinnacle line of hydraulic intensifier compressors.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Renewable Fuel Standard Program

This EPA Web site provides information on alternative fuels, including fact sheets, certification procedures and emission standards, emission models, and related links.

Vanner, Inc.

Vanner designs and delivers idle reduction innovations for day and sleeper cabs combining Vanner's power inverter and power management technology. Vanner's IdleWatch(R) "Hybrid" Idle Reduction System helps meet the trucking industry's no-idle regulations, while increasing battery life and improving fleet efficiency. IdleWatch(R) reduces fuel consumption and exhaust emissions, and has silent AC power access for use by work trucks in residential areas.

VIA Motors

VIA Motors is an electric vehicle development and manufacturing company that produces extended-range electric vehicles.

Xtreme Green Products

Xtreme Green Products designs and builds electric-powered land vehicles, such as the X Rider electric motorcycle, and personal watercraft, such as JetBoards and jet skis.