CEA’s customers have expressed a lot of interest in electric vehicles (EVs) – that’s music to our ears! Below you will find some basic information about EVs as well as links to various funding and support resources.

All-EVs run on electricity only. They are propelled by one or more electric motors powered by rechargeable battery packs. EVs have several advantages over conventional vehicles:

  • Energy efficient. EVs convert over 77% of the electrical energy from the grid to power at the wheels. Conventional gasoline vehicles only convert about 12%–30% of the energy stored in gasoline to power at the wheels.

  • Environmentally friendly. EVs emit no tailpipe pollutants, although the power plant producing the electricity may emit them. Electricity from nuclear-, hydro-, solar-, or wind-powered plants causes no air pollutants.

  • Performance benefits. Electric motors provide quiet, smooth operation and stronger acceleration and require less maintenance than internal combustion engines (ICEs).

  • Reduced energy dependence. Electricity is a domestic energy source.

  • Lower costs to operate. Typically the cost of electricity, even in higher cost areas, is lower on a miles per gallon equivalent than gasoline.

  • Incentives and rebates available. See below.

Below are links to various consumer resources for energy efficiency and electric vehicle rebates, and incentives. These programs are run by the parties listed, and not CEA, we recommend you contact the various organizations directly for more information. As additional federal funding is distributed, further resources may become available.

Visit ElectricForAll to find more myth-busting facts about EVs!

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Try this vehicle cost calculator to determine your potential savings from switching to an EV!

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