Why Should I Buy an Electric Car?

charger plugged into electric vehicleElectric Vehicles (EV) Cost Less to Operate Than Gas-Powered Cars

EV operation can be three to five times cheaper than gasoline- and diesel-powered cars, depending on your local gasoline and electric rates.

EVs Are Environmentally Friendly

EVs reduce tailpipe emissions that contribute to climate change and smog, improving public health and reducing ecological damage. Charging your EV on carbon-free or renewable energy minimizes these emissions even more.

Never Go to the Gas Station Again

Electric vehicles do not require gasoline. They can be charged at home with a standard 120V outlet. Owners can have a 240V level 2 charger installed for faster, more efficient charging.

EV Performance Benefits

Electric motors provide quiet, smooth operation and stronger acceleration they require less maintenance than gasoline-powered internal combustion engines.

EV Driving Range and Recharge Time

EV driving can be as few as 80 miles or more than 300 miles on a full charge. The average American’s daily round-trip commute is fewer than 30 miles. Fully recharging the battery pack can take four to eight hours. A "fast charge" to 80% capacity can take 30 min.*

Our Energy Security

EVs can help the United States have a greater diversity of fuel choices available for transportation. Our reliance on petroleum makes us vulnerable to price spikes and supply disruptions. EVs help reduce this threat because almost all U.S. electricity is produced from domestic sources, including nuclear, natural gas, hydropower and other renewable sources.

Go to our Electric Vehicle Info page for more information about EVs and EV ownership.

*Source: U.S. Department of Energy