Drive Electric Earth Day

Electric Vehicles 101

Did you know there are more than 40 electric vehicle models available for sale right now? Many major automakers offer plug-in electric vehicles that can go up to 300 miles on a single charge. That’s about 9 times more than the average person’s daily commute. Explore this page and attend a Drive Electric Earth Day event to experience electric driving!

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Why consider an EV?

It’s a performance vehicle that will save you money.

Benefits

  • Instant torque allowing you to quickly speed up and merge onto the freeway
  • $1.24 per eGallon (U.S. Average)
  • Latest technology such as driver assist lane tracking, emergency braking, and over-the-air updates
  • Less maintenance
  • Safer. EVs are ten times less likely to catch fire than conventional cars
  • And, of course, they’re better for the environment, even when accounting for their manufacturing carbon emissions and when using electricity from coal plants.

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What is an EV?

An electric vehicle is any vehicle that can drive on electricity derived from a power plug. An all-electric vehicle (sometimes called a battery electric vehicle or BEV) drives solely on power from the plug.

A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is a car that can take both electricity (from plugging in) and gasoline. Usually, they run on electricity first and then draw on gasoline later. That way, you are driving electric around town and only use gasoline for long trips.

Plug-in vehicles offer a quiet, smooth and powerful ride. An electric motor provides full torque from a standstill and completely changes the experience of getting onto a fast-moving highway. Watch the following video for a taste of driving electric.

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How do I charge an EV?

Most people recharge overnight in their garage, carport, driveway or work to meet their daily driving needs. There are also many public chargers for longer trips and other exceptional circumstances.

There are many ways to find public chargers, including PlugShare, which helps you find the charging station that works for your vehicle.

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What does an EV look like?

EVs look like any other car. They come in all shapes and sizes, as you can see in the few examples below.

To see all EVs available in your state, visit PlugStar.com.

All-Electric EVs

  • Tesla_Model_3_Long_Range_AWD_BEV_2021
    Tesla Model 3
    263-353 miles per charge
  • Chevrolet_Bolt__BEV_2021
    Chevrolet Bolt EV
    259 miles per charge
  • Hyundai_Kona_Electric__BEV_2021
    Hyundai Kona Electric
    258 miles per charge
  • KIA Nero EV
    Kia Niro EV
    239 miles per charge
  • Jaguar_I-Pace__BEV_2020
    Jaguar I-PACE
    234 miles per charge
  • Nissan_LEAF_PLUS_BEV_2021
    Nissan LEAF
    150-226 miles per charge

Plug-in Hybrid EVs (electric + gas)

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    Honda Clarity Plug-In
    48 miles per charge
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    Toyota RAV4 Prime
    42 miles per charge
  • Created with GIMP
    Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
    32 miles per charge

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I'm interested! Where do I start?

It’s time to test drive one! You know the basics, so now comes the fun part of browsing vehicles, test driving the ones you like, and finding how many purchase incentives are available in your area.

First, attend a Drive Electric Earth Day event near you to connect with your local EV community.

  • Talk to real EV owners
  • Attend an online or safe, in-person event
  • Watch an EV parade
  • Watch virtual test drives

Visit PlugStar.com to browse current models for sale, discover cost savings, and connect with EV certified dealerships.

You can also check out additional resources below to learn more about EVs.

Other Resources

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