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Electric Vehicles (EVs) are vehicles that are powered on electric power. Unlike gas-powered vehicles, electric vehicles (EVs) do not require an internal combustion engine to operate. Outfitted with an electric motor and rechargeable battery pack, EVs move along our roadways without burning up gasoline, or producing harmful exhaust emissions, while generating less noise pollution.
Gasoline is not required Paying $0.10 per kWh is the equivalent of driving on gasoline that costs less than $1 per gallon. On average, drivers save about $700 in fuel costs per year while driving electric cars.
Less pollutants Drivers of electric vehicles have reduced CO2 emissions by more than 177,758,804 kg
Lower maintenance due to an efficient electric motor Electric motors have less parts and that leads to less potential issues vs a traditional non-electric vehicle which means you save on operating cost!
Better performance Electric cars are not only lighter but have faster acceleration.
Electric vehicles do not require as much maintenance as gas-powered ones since they don’t need oil changes or air-filter replacements. If maintained according to the automakers’ recommendations, electric vehicle maintenance can cost $330 less than a gas-powered car per year.
An EV typically comes with a standard 120-volt charging cable. One end of the cable fits into a car’s charging port, and the other end plugs into a typical grounded plug like most other electronic items in a home. Charging an electric car via a regular 120-volt outlet is referred to as Level 1 charging. It takes a long time to charge this way, but it may work if you are charging every night while sleeping. With Level 1 charging, the expectation is to add about 3 to 4 miles of range per hour in ideal conditions. So, with a Chevrolet Volt, which is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) with 53 miles of electric range, it could charge it to full in as little as 13 hours. However, a Tesla Model 3 Long Range would take several days to fully charge to its 330-mile range.
Most EV owners have a Level 2 charger (EVSE) installed in their homes. In some cases, this can be a relatively simple process if your home electric service and your current electrical box can accept a 240-volt outlet. However, in some cases, a more substantial upgrade is required. A 240-volt outlet and a Level 2 charger will assure your electric car charges much faster. For example, the Chevrolet Volt can charge in as little as 2 hours and 15 minutes and it can add up to 44 miles of range per hour to a Tesla Model 3 using a Level 2 charger.