An EV is an Electrical Vehicle.
Some common types of EV's are the Nissan Leaf, the Tesla Model 3, and the Chevy Bolt.
The initial cost of buying an EV with incentives is close to that of a gas-powered car.
The average cost to operate an EV in the United States is $485 per year, while the average for a gasoline-powered vehicle is $1,117. Also, the average EV costs 6.6 cents per mile driven to maintain, compared to gas-powered sedans and SUVs, which cost 8.9 cents and 9.9 cents per mile, respectively.
Each state has different incentives with some incentives being up to $10,000. Each state's incentives can be found using the link below.
Each EV has a different optimal charging station. To find out yours, click the link below.
There is Level 1, Level 2, and Level DC Charging Stations.
Most Ev's can drive about 100 miles on one charge. The Telsa Model S can travel 250 miles on one charge. Both of these numbers are continuing to improve with better technology.
Charging time is based on the charging level. Level 1 takes the most amount of time, usually 3-5 miles per hour, while level DC takes the shortest amount of time, about 80% charge in 20-30 minutes.
There are 25,000, and rising, charging ports in the US
The National average cost of installing a level 2 charger with a 240-volt outlet and wall mounting is $1,200, most prices vary between $300 to $4,500. This price varies based on area and type of charger.
The process of installing a charging station in your home depends on level of charge. Currently, only Level 1 and Level 2 are available for home installation. Directions to installing your charging station can be found in the link below.
Most EV's are sold with an 100,000 mile/8-year warranty on the battery. Tesla's EVs have a lifetime expectany of 300,000 to 500,00 miles which is more than twice of gas powered cars. And other automakers are keeping up with Tesla in their battery technology.
This presentation outlines types of EVS, incentives for EVs, charging, and benefits of driving electric.
Many cities have increasing populations living in Multi-units with an increasing number of residents needing charging access areas.