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Your guide to electric vehicles

Interested in getting an EV? Here are frequently asked questions to help you in your search! 

EV being charged.

What EVs are available? 

Electric vehicles are growing in prominence, major brands like Ford, GM, Hyundai, Kia, Volkswagen, and Tesla all carry EVs. From electric crossovers to performance sedans to SUVs, there’s a variety of EVs on the market, many of which boast affordable prices. Soon electric pickups will be on the market with the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado. 

Where can I charge my EV? 

One of the best conveniences of EVs is the ability to charge your car. The most convenient place to charge your EV is at home as you would a phone or computer. Home charging requires an at-home charger, but most modern EVs have built-in navigation systems that can direct you to the nearest charging station. These systems can also optimize your trips by choosing routes that are within proximity of charging stations. 

Can I save money by buying an EV? 

Yes! With the lower cost of maintenance, government tax incentives, and the diminished cost of charging, you could save thousands of dollars by purchasing an EV. We go into more details about cost savings here. 

Should I wait for prices to go down? 

As manufacturing costs go down, EV prices will also go decrease. That said, used EVs are a great option for those looking to save a little money but still want to drive an EV. Tax credits from the federal government on North American-built EVs can also cut the cost of EVs significantly! If you and the car you’re purchasing qualify, you can get $7500 off new EVs and $4000 off used EVs. Learn more here.  

I just bought a new gas car. Do I really need an EV right now? 

Trading in your gas car, especially now, can be lucrative as new cars are difficult to come by in our current economy. Multiple dealerships now offer generous trade-in programs that can be used toward electric vehicles.