EV Environmental Impact

What AEP is Doing

AEP is ready to Power the Road by supporting the full-scale commercialization and deployment of EVs on America's roadways.

Other Resources

Read the Environmental Assessment of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, from the Electric Power Research Institute and the National Resource Defense Council.

What are Electric Vehicles?

  • Electric vehicle technology moves the U.S. closer to zero-emission driving, especially as cleaner, renewable sources are added to the grid.
  • Even EVs that use coal-generated electricity have a smaller carbon footprint than internal combustion engine vehicles.

Recycling EV Batteries

  • Nickel-metal hydride batteries in earlier-model hybrids are recyclable. More research is being conducted on the best way to recycle and repurpose Lithium-ion batteries.
  • Learn more about battery life, safety and replacement.