Are there electric car tax credits or rebates that I can take advantage of?
Why is driving an EV better for the environment?
What are the emissions impacts of EVs when compared to conventional cars?
EVs substantially reduce emissions per mile driven compared to gas-powered cars. Learn all about emissions on our Environment page.
How do I charge it?
Every electric vehicle has a built-in charging port that is compatible with a regular household outlet – exactly like charging a smartphone. For information on faster rates of charging, visit our charging page.
How will charging an electric vehicle affect my electricity bill?
It depends upon how much you drive. In general, your electricity will go up by less than your gasoline bill will go down. Learn more about consumer savings here.
What if I run out of power on the road?
Electric cars have accurate range estimators to let you know how many miles you have on the charge. If it did happen, you could get a tow to the nearest charging station.
What servicing do these vehicles need?
Electric cars are lower maintenance than gas cars. EVs occasionally need a tire rotation, battery inspection, brake fluid flush, and in- cabin air filter replacement. Overall, you can expect to cut your maintenance and repair costs for your vehicle in half.
What happens to driving range during the winter?
Range does go down during very cold weather when you run the heater. But the ranges listed for each make and model are pretty accurate on a year-round basis. You can learn more about driving an electric vehicle in winter here.
Is it more expensive to insure an electric vehicle?
No, but you can check with your insurance agent to get further assurance.
What is the difference between a BEV, a PHEV, and an HEV?
Learn about BEVs, PHEVs, and HEVs on our EV101 page!