Discover the Benefits
Electric vehicles (EVs) bring many benefits to consumers and the environment.
- Independence from Foreign Oil
The electricity needed to recharge EVs is produced largely in the U.S., in contrast to the mix of foreign and domestic oil it takes to power today’s gas and diesel-powered vehicles.
- Positive Environmental Impact
EVs have a net positive impact on the environment by reducing tailpipe exhaust, regardless of whether the electricity is fueled by coal, uranium, natural gas or other means.
- Job Creation
From manufacturing batteries and vehicles to building necessary infrastructure, EVs will create high quality job opportunities across the nation.
- Lower “Total Cost” of Ownership
While the initial purchase price of an EV may be higher than a conventional vehicle, the EV's lower maintenance and fueling costs over several years make the “total cost” of ownership attractive. See the Fueling Cost Comparison Table.
- Purchase Incentives
State and federal governments offer various EV purchase incentives, including tax credits, deductions, exemptions and more. See the U.S. Department of Energy's Database for Federal & State Incentives & Laws.
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