Types of electric vehicles
ELECTRIC VEHICLES (BEVs)
Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) run only on electricity from batteries charged by plugging into an outlet or charging station. BEVs have no gasoline engine and don’t produce tailpipe emissions.
Does NOT require gasoline
Requires plug-in charging
Some electric vehicle models are:
Tesla Model S
Hybrids combine a gasoline engine with an electric motor, but they can’t plug-in because their batteries are charged from capturing braking energy that converts kinetic energy into electricity.
Gasoline engine and electric motor
Does NOT plug-in
Some conventional hybrid models are:
PLUG-IN HYBRIDS (PHEVs)
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are similar to conventional hybrids, except PHEV batteries can be charged by plugging into an outlet and PHEVs can substitute plug-in electricity for gasoline.
Gasoline engine and electric motor
Requires gasoline and plug-in charging
Some plug-in hybrid models are:
Toyota Prius Prime
Depending on your location, and your personal tax situation, you may qualify for Federal, state, and local tax incentives for driving an electric vehicle.
$2,500 - $7,500 Federal Tax Credit
Tax Credit for the purchase of a new plug-in electric drive motor vehicle. Credit amount depends on the car’s battery capacity.
Up to $1,000 Federal Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit
Customers who purchase qualified residential fueling equipment prior to December 31, 2020 may receive a tax credit of up to $1,000.
Electric vehicles significantly reduce a driver’s tailpipe emissions and therefore his or her personal impact on our environment. Reducing your impact on the planet will allow future generations to enjoy our blue planet to the fullest.
Electric vehicles are significantly cleaner and much safer for people & our environment than traditional internal combustion engine vehicles. By driving electric, you’re helping to reduce air pollution from traditional exhaust systems; the type of pollution that can irritate and even cause severe health issues like asthma and bronchitis.
Solving climate change is one of the most important challenges of our time, and driving an electric vehicle is one of the ways you can take action. Since fully electric vehicles use energy efficiently, they don’t consume any fossil fuels whereas a traditional internal combustion engine relies on gasoline made from fossil fuels pulled from the earth.
In the last few years, e-vehicles have set a high bar for performance and technology. With unbeatable built-in features and instantly available torque, you’ll have difficulty finding a traditional vehicle that can keep up.
Electric vehicles often come with tons of exciting features.
Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop and Go
Remote Engine Start
Forward Collision Warning
Front and Rear Parking Sensors
Lane Keep Assist
4 yr / 50K mi Basic Warranty
8 yr / 100K mi Hybrid/EV Warranty
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
Spacious, Quiet, smooth, Green
- Electric vehicles have more space available due to having fewer components than traditional vehicles.
- Electric vehicles have quieter engines since there are less mechanical parts moving.
- Phone calls, conversations with passengers, music, and podcasts are all much more enjoyable.
- Fully electric vehicles don’t have any tailpipe emissions, however, plug-in hybrids and conventional hybrids do — although it is much less than the emissions of a traditional vehicle.
Range & charging
Wait less, drive more, and save an average of $4,500 in fuel over 5 years. No more lines, dirty pumps or gassy fumes. With an electric vehicle, your peace of mind and extra time are priceless.
Further than ever
There are lots of mix-ups about electric vehicles, but the main one is the fear that you can’t drive very far, known as range anxiety. In fact, many electric vehicles can go over 200 or 300 miles on a single charge and the ongoing build-out of the national EV-charging network should help reduce any fears of running out of charge.
Easily find charging
There are 21,000+ public charging stations with 65,000+ individual charging outlets in the United States, as of late July 2019. But EV and plug-in hybrid owners don’t need charging stations the same way traditional vehicles need gas stations, because most of the time they’re charging at their own garage or workplace.Try the US Department of Energy station finder
Charge from home
EV and plug-in hybrid owners can charge at home by plugging in the charging cord that comes with the vehicle to any standard three-prong outlet. It takes a while, but you can charge anytime in the convenience of your own home. Alternatively, owners can install a wall charger for a much quicker charge.Try our Charging Time Calculator
A vehicle without all of the complicated moving parts in a traditional combustion engine doesn’t need all of the maintenance of a vehicle with a traditional combustion engine. Less moving parts with electric vehicles means less maintenance with electric vehicles.
Less maintenance means Lower costs
Fully electric vehicles don’t have a traditional combustion engine. As a result, 24+ mechanical components that would ordinarily require routine service are no longer a problem because EVs don’t have them. Choosing EV means bypassing oil changes, cooling system flushes, transmission servicing, and air filter, spark plug, and drive belt changes.
Lithium ion battery warranty
Whereas the standard warranty coverage for a traditional vehicle is 3 years or 36,000 miles with 5 years or 60,000 miles for the powertrain, electric vehicle’s lithium ion batteries are under warranty for at least eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Compare electric vehicles
Reference the table below to compare the key statistics of some of the most popular electric vehicles.
|Audi e-tron||2020||204 mi||74/73||95.0 kWh||402 hp||5.5 sec||$75,795|
|BMW i3||2020||153 mi||124/102||42.2 kWh||170 hp||7.2 sec||$45,445|
|BMW i3s||2020||153 mi||124/102||42.2 kWh||181 hp||6.8 sec||$48,645|
|Chevrolet Bolt EV||2020||238 mi||128/110||60.0 kWh||200 hp||6.5 sec||$37,495|
|Fiat 500e||2020||84 mi||121/103||24.0 kWh||111 hp||9.0 sec||$34,705|
|Honda Clarity Electric||2020||89 mi||126/103||25.5 kWh||161 hp||8.0 sec||$37,540|
|Hyundai Ioniq Electric||2020||124 mi||150/122||28.0 kWh||118 hp||9.7 sec||$31,235|
|Hyundai Kona Electric||2020||258 mi||132/108||64.0 kWh||201 hp||7.4 sec||$37,995|
|Jaguar i-Pace||2020||234 mi||80/72||90.0 kWh||394 hp||4.5 sec||$70,495|
|Kia Niro EV||2020||239 mi||123/102||64.0 kWh||201 hp||7.6 sec||$39,495|
|Kia Soul EV||2020||111 mi||124/94||30.0 kWh||109 hp||9.7 sec||$34,945|
|Nissan Leaf||2020||150 mi||124/99||40.0 kWh||147 hp||7.7 sec||$30,885|
|Nissan Leaf Plus||2020||226 mi||118/99||62.0 kWh||214 hp||7.0 sec||$37,445|
|Smart EQ ForTwo||2020||58 mi||124/94||17.6 kWh||80 hp||11.4 sec||$24,650|
|Tesla Model 3||2020||240 mi||138/124||50.0 kWh||258 hp||5.3 sec||$39,900|
|Tesla Model 3 LR AWD||2020||310 mi||120/112||75.0 kWh||346 hp||4.5 sec||$49,900|
|Tesla Model 3 AWD||2020||310 mi||120/112||75.0 kWh||450 hp||3.2 sec||$59,900|
|Tesla Model S||2020||285 mi||101/102||100.0 kWh||518 hp||4.0 sec||$75,000|
|Tesla Model S Long Range AWD||2020||370 mi||115/107||100.0 kWh||518 hp||3.7 sec||$85,000|
|Tesla Model S Performance AWD||2020||345 mi||104/104||100.0 kWh||518 hp||3.0 sec||$96,000|
|Tesla Model X||2020||250 mi||91/95||100.0 kWh||518 hp||4.6 sec||$81,000|
|Tesla Model X Long Range AWD||2020||325 mi||86/89||100.0 kWh||518 hp||4.4 sec||$91,000|
|Tesla Model X Performance AWD||2020||305 mi||83/89||100.0 kWh||518 hp||3.4 sec||$102,000|
|Volkswagen eGolf||2020||125 mi||126/111||35.8 kWh||134 hp||9.6 sec||$32,790|