Electric Vehicles. 

The Benefits of Electric Vehicles

The Benefits of Electric Vehicles

The Drive: Electric Vehicles are fast, powerful, quiet, smooth, and free of noxious fumes that typically waft in when you open the windows.

Safety: No toxic carbon monoxide fumes or explosive gasoline, and less moving parts to rust.

Maintenance: Cheaper and Easier.

Cost Effectiveness: It's cheaper to drive and you never have to go to the gas station.

If you have solar panels, you have FREE ENERGY for your car.

If you pay for your electricity, it can be less than half the cost of gasoline. (Depending on your cost of electricity

6 Month Maintenance

Rotate Tires

Check Washer Fluid

1 Year Maintenance

Rotate Tires

Check Washer Fluid

Check the Brakes

Replace AC Filters

Never Needed Maintenance

No oil changes

No radiator flushes

No transmission repairs

No exhaust system replacement

No gas tank leaks

No catalytic converter malfunctions

No engine gasket, piston or cylinder issues

No fuel injection system problems

Electric Vehicles working with Solar Energy

Solar Energy and Electric Vehicles make a powerful team! When you charge your EV with solar power, charging your vehicle is free and causes absolutely no carbon emissions.

See our Solar pages , residential and community, to learn more about our current discounts we are providing as we partner with local installers.

Save on your EV Purchase with Tax Credits

Federal Tax Credit: Electric and Plug-In Hybrids are eligible for the federal tax credit up to $7500. Visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/taxevb.shtml to learn how much of the credit different types of vehicle are worth.

New York State Drive Clean EV Rebate: If EVs are bought from participating dealers, you are eligible for up to a $2000 rebate. Visit https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Drive-Clean-Rebate/How-it-Works to learn about how this rebate works.

Dealing with Range Anxiety

Range anxiety of an Electric Vehicle can be a major concern, especially during the winter when using your heat greatly reduces the range of your vehicle.

 

Consider these items when determining if the range of an Electric Vehicle fits your needs:

 1. How much do you drive? And, on average, how many miles do you go?

 2. If you own two vehicles, your local driving can be in the electric car, and you can use a second hybrid or gas vehicle for longer distance drives. Using an EV this way will save a lot of wear and tear on your long range vehicle.

 3. If you can wait for the longer range EVs (Chevy BOLT, Tesla Model 3) to come out, you can largely avoid the range issue.

 4. Consider a Plug In Electric Vehicle. Use your electric engine for around town driving, and have the back up of  gas powered engine for longer trips.

EV Charging stations are becoming much more common in public places. Park and use these chargers while your on errands around town!

Leasing is an option! Consider this option if you would like to test one out before you purchase one.