what is an electric vehicle (EV)?there are 3 basic types of vehicles
1. plug-in EV
This vehicle is powered by an all-electric motor, which uses energy stored in a rechargeable battery.
Ford Focus EV
Tesla Model S
2. plug-in hybrid EV
This vehicle is powered by an electric motor and a rechargeable battery. If the battery is depleted the engine can switch to gas to provide power until you fill up or plug in.
Ford CMax Energi plug-in
Toyota Prius plug-in
VW Golf plug-in Hybrid
3. conventional hybrid
Conventional hybrid automobiles combine a small battery and a regular internal combustion (gas) engine to power the vehicle.
Ford Escape Hybrid
why are EV’s for me?how EV’s can improve your driving experience
EV’s are fun to driveWith a low center of gravity and tons of low end torque the average electric car can perform like a sports car.
electricity is cheaperWhen compared to gasoline, the average driver could save over $2,000 per year.
EV’s are low maintenanceEV's require less regular maintenance. Oil changes, engine tune-ups, and most other regular maintenance can be nearly eliminated.
electricity is cleanerThere are no tailpipe emissions when using an EV in electric mode.
electricity is produced locallyUsing the existing, American-made electric grid to power cars, we could move towards energy independence.
EV Charger installation
level 1 Can plug directly into a 110 volt outlet, but has the slowest charging time. These units are portable and do not have to be mounted.
level 2 240 volt plug or hardwired units can reduce charging time and charge you up 3-5 times faster than level 1. Installation requires knowledge of electrical systems, codes, and some permits may be required. Tax credits or local utility incentives are available in some states and an experienced licensed electrician is suggested.
connecting to your power sourcethere are a few options for connecting your new charger to your home
level 1 Standard 110 volt outlet and plug
level 2 240 volt plug
level 2 Hard wired directly into your homes electrical system
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