An average electric car requires $3.74 worth of electricity from the utility grid to travel 100 miles
The Federal Government allows up to $7,500 as a tax credit on an EV purchase. Thanks Uncle Sam! On top of that numerous states and local governments offer some form of incentive as well.
In many cities electric vehicles have access to carpool lanes even if the driver is the single occupant. You zip by while others are stuck in traffic!
Battery electric cars are more simple machines than their combustion engine counterparts. Actually, EVs have 10-times fewer moving parts. This means less maintenance for you!
EV battery technology is rapidly improving. The Nissan Leaf has a range of about 75 miles on a single charge. The Telsa Model S gets over 250 miles per charge on the 85kWhr battery. Cars are driven less than 60 miles per day about 80% of the time.
EVs run on electricity and America is fully wired to handle them. Utility companies do monitor grid demands and have increased equipment to accommodate increasing EV penetration. Vast charging station networks make a cross country EV trip a reality today.
No emissions, such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter, non-methane organic gases, non-methane hydrocarbons and formaldehyde. Hard enough on the tongue to pronounce..not to mention on the lungs to breathe.
Just 9 solar panels provide roughly enough electricity to power 12,000 miles of electric driving each year. If you would otherwise drive a 20 mpg vehicle, your solar electric panels charging your electric car will pay for themselves in around 2 years. Over 20 years, this will be like paying $0.32/gal for gasoline!