Going Electric at Home: Electric Vehicles

Learn how electrifying your transportation can making living at home and on the planet better every day.


Going electric at home is good for the world, but going electric when you travel is even better.

Electric vehicles (EVs) have come of age. Most models now have driving ranges of over 200 miles with faster charging and lower prices. And, even if the sticker price of an EV may be a little higher than its gas counterpart, studies show savings of $6,000 to $10,000 over the life of the vehicle.

It's cheaper to drive an EV because electricity is cheaper than gasoline per mile traveled. Also, EVs have fewer moving parts. They never need things like an oil change or a new muffler. Since EV braking regenerates energy back into the battery, they also need new brakes far less often. All of this results in less time in the shop.

Driving an EV isn't just cheaper, it's also more fun. Electric motors deliver torque immediately when you step on the accelerator, so EVs respond quickly.

They're also more convenient. Aside from never having to go to the gas station again, charging at home overnight means you always start the day charged up. And, thousands of new fast chargers across the country allow for longer trips away from home.

EVs are cleaner, healthier and better for the environment. Even considering today's energy generation, gas cars produce 300% more carbon and particulate pollution than EVs. As more solar and wind power comes online, EVs get even cleaner. And, new efforts at battery recycling means that up to 95% of battery material can be recovered at the end of its life.

Electrifying your transportation with an EV can make living in your home and on the planet better every day.