Understanding EVs

Electric vehicles (EVs) offer various unique benefits to change how you drive and own your next car. Driving an EV lets you take advantage of tax credits, less maintenance, and zero-emission driving. You can discover if an EV is right for your driving needs.

Benefits of Plugging In

Save Big on Fuel

Electric energy as a fuel source is less expensive than driving a traditional gasoline-powered car.

EV Incentives

Electric vehicles that meet high standards in efficiency may be eligible for state and federal incentives, rebates, and credits.

Low Cost to Own

EVs require less maintenance since electric powertrains don't have internally lubricated components, helping you save on service and repairs.

Fuel Up At Home

Charging EVs is becoming easier by the day with home and public chargers.

Quick and Quiet

Take advantage of lower centers of gravity, exceptional handling, and near-instant torque response without the noise of a gasoline engine.

Best of Both Worlds

Plug-in hybrids offer exceptional fuel efficiency with short electric driving ranges and the long-range capabilities of a gasoline engine.

88%of EV owners say they charge their vehicle at home "often" or "always."

Which EV is Right for Me?

Battery Electric

A battery electric car could be right for you if you want to maximize your tax credits, keep your maintenance costs low, and no longer have any emissions.

Plug-in Hybrid

Plug-in hybrid vehicles offer both efficiency and the reliability that comes with combining electric and gasoline power. A rechargeable battery pack makes it possible to get the most out of the electric engine with pure-electric coasting and excellent fuel efficiency.

Traditional Hybrid

A traditional hybrid offers a gasoline engine with an electric motor but no battery pack. Not all models are eligible for tax credits, and most provide over 40 MPG.

Fuel Efficient

A fuel-efficient car offers over 40 MPG and runs solely on gasoline.

Owning an EV

Owning an EV

Understanding Charging

Level 1

Level 1 charging is the most basic level of charging. You can recharge between 3 to 5 miles an hour using a common 120-volt household outlet.

Level 2

Level 2 charging is the most popular charging option for its convenience and speed. A professional can install a Level 2 charger at your home, and you can find charging stations with this level of charging. Level 2 chargers can charge 12 to 80 miles an hour, depending on the charger and the model.

Level 3

Level 3 is also known as DC fast charging or supercharging, offering the fastest charging speeds of 3 to 30 miles per minute. You can find public charging stations with Level 3 charging capabilities.

Charging at Home

Level 1 and 2 charging is possible at home. You will need a certified electrician to install a Level 2 charger at your home. Both options offer overnight charging.

Battery Care

The best way to care for your battery is by not over or under-charging and being careful when driving in hot or cold weather. A rule of thumb is to avoid charging more than 90 percent and less than 10 percent.

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Common Questions

A federal tax rebate of $7,500 is available on most EV models. Depending on where you live, state and local rebates and incentives may also be available. Check with your sales associate to find out if the model is eligible for rebates and incentives.

Other advantages of owning an EV include:

  • Eligible EVs may also qualify for HOV lane access, which are normally restricted to vehicles with multiple passengers.
  • Many electric companies offer lower rates based on the time of use. With EVs, you can save money by charging during off-peak times.
  • If you're able to charge from work or home, there's usually no need to stop to refuel like you would in a gas-powered vehicle.
  • EVs produce zero tail-pipe emissions resulting in cleaner air and better health.

This will vary depending on the local price of electricity and gas and where you are charging (at home or public charger), but most EV owners can expect to save on fuel cost. A recent Consumer Reports study found the “typical EV owner who does most of their fueling at home can expect to save an average of $800 to $1,000 a year on fueling costs over an equivalent gasoline-powered car.”

Source: Benjamin Preston. October 08, 2020. EVs Offer Big Savings Over Traditional Gas-Powered Cars.

https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/evs-offer-big-savings-over-traditional-gas-powered-cars/

A recent Consumer Reports study found “maintenance and repair costs for EVs are significantly lower over the life of the vehicle – about half – than for gasoline–powered vehicles, which require regular fluid changes and are more mechanically complex. The average dollar savings over the lifetime of the vehicle is about $4,600.”

Source: Benjamin Preston. October 08, 2020. EVs Offer Big Savings Over Traditional Gas-Powered Cars.

https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/evs-offer-big-savings-over-traditional-gas-powered-cars/
Gas powered vehicles offer a range of 300-400mi. Battery electric vehicles offer a median range of 250mi. For EV owners who charge at home, this is more than enough for daily use. For longer drives beyond the range of your vehicle, check a public charger map for charger availability along your route.
  • Level 1 chargers use a standard household outlet and charge about 2-5 miles of range per hour, making Level 1 a good choice for plugin hybrid vehicles but not battery electric vehicles.

  • Level 2 chargers can be installed at your home by a professional electrician and charge about 10-20 miles of range per hour. A good choice for any EV when charging overnight or all-day is possible.

  • Level 3 fast chargers are the most efficient and can be found at commercial locations. Level 3 can charge about 60-80 miles of range in about 20 minutes, making it a good choice for any EV when a quick charge is needed on the go.
Yes, Level 1 and Level 2 chargers can be used at home. In fact, the standard 120V outlet supports a Level 1 charger. Level 2 chargers require 240V and can be installed by a licensed electrician. If you do not own your home, you may need to work with your property owner to install a Level 2 charger.
Most batteries will last between 100,000 and 200,000 miles when properly cared for. With battery technology continually advancing, that number should continue to increase.

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