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Electric Vehicle Checklist

What to Consider Before Buying

Interested in purchasing an EV but unsure about the key factors to consider? 

This guide will help you maximize your savings and enjoy all the benefits of clean car driving.

Charging Your EV
  • Outdoor Plug: Check if you have access to an outdoor plug for convenient charging. 
  • Level 2 Charger: Consider installing a Level 2 charger for faster charging times. 
  • Public Charging: Find nearby charging stations using PlugShare.com or the DOE's Alternative Fueling Station Locator. 
  • Tax Credits: Federal and state tax incentives can lower the cost of buying an EV. 
  • HOV Access: Some states offer special lane access for EV owners. 
Charging Costs
  • Lower Fuel Costs: EVs offer significant savings compared to gasoline-powered cars. 
  • Time-of-Use Rates: Check if your utility offers discounted electricity rates during off-peak hours. 
Electric Utility Rates
  • Off-Peak Savings: Explore time-of-use rates for cheaper electricity during non-peak hours. 
  • Contact your utility for EV-optimized plans. 

By following this checklist, you can make an informed decision, save money, and enjoy the benefits of owning an EV.

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