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Electric Vehicles

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Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly common in the 21st century despite dating back to the first half of the 19th century. Today's electric vehicles provide an alternative that emit no tailpipe pollution, run on fuel priced cheaper than gasoline or diesel, and require far less maintenance due to a simpler mechanical system without oil, spark plugs, mufflers, and catalytic converters.

Electric vehicles are defined in Oklahoma City's municipal code as "any vehicle that is licensed and registered by the State of Oklahoma or any other state to operate lawfully on public roads, streets, and other public rights-of-way; which derives its power either partially or exclusively, from electrical energy from a battery for motive purposes." This applies only to plug-in, all-battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Below are some frequently asked questions regarding electric vehicles in Oklahoma City.