Understanding EVs

Are you new to electric vehicles (EVs)? If so, you will find the information you need to see if one is compatible with your lifestyle. With a new EV, you can enjoy a quiet yet fast performance, federal tax credits, minimal maintenance, and emission-free driving.

Benefits of Plugging In

Save Big on Fuel 

Why both with the prices at the gas station when you can enjoy the affordability of electric charging?

EV Incentives

It's possible to take advantage of federal tax credits to save on a new EV. It may even be possible to take advantage of state EV incentives to enjoy even more savings, helping you enjoy more features.

Low Cost to Own

Oil changes and other engine maintenance will be things of the past when driving an EV. EVs don't have combustion engines, letting you save money on maintenance and spend less time maintaining your vehicle.

Fuel Up At Home

With charging cords and home chargers, you can charge an EV from the comfort of your home.

Quick and Quiet

EVs have nearly instant torque response for speedy acceleration. And if that wasn't enough, they provide a quiet driving experience for serene traveling.

Best of Both Worlds

With a plug-in hybrid, you can enjoy impressive efficiency while also knowing that a gasoline engine provides a reliable range.

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

Which EV is Right for Me?

Battery Electric

Battery electric vehicles qualify for the highest tax credits, provide unique all-electric performance, and help you keep your maintenance to a minimum.

Plug-in Hybrid

You can still recharge a battery pack at home, enjoy an all-electric driving range, and take advantage of exceptional efficiency with a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).

Traditional Hybrid

Traditional hybrids may not qualify for tax credits since their efficiency is generally not at the level of a plug-in hybrid but still offer over 40 MPG.

Fuel Efficient

You won't have access to tax credits, but fuel-efficient cars provide up to 40 MPG.

Owning an EV

Understanding Charging

Level 1

Level 1 charging is the slowest option, but most vehicles come with standard charging cords that you can use with a standard 120-volt household outlet. This charging option provides 3 to 5 miles of battery charging per hour.

Level 2

Level 2 chargers boost charging times with a rate of 12 to 80 miles, depending on the charger and vehicle. It's possible to find level 2 charging stations and home installations.

Level 3

Level 3 charging, also known as DC fast charging, is the fastest charging option. You can charge your EV up to 3 to 30 miles per minute, letting you get back out on the road quickly. However, home chargers are not an option. Some brands offer complimentary charging at specific charging networks.

Charging at Home

Instead of stopping by the gas station, discover more ease by charging at home. Level 1 charging makes it easy to plug your EV into a standard outlet, while a professional can install a level 2 charger at your home for faster charging.

Battery Care

Following your owner's manual and scheduling routine maintenance will help you maintain your vehicle. We also recommend you avoid charging over 90 percent or under 10 percent.

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Common Questions

A federal tax credit 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.


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.

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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