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THE SELECTION HAS NEVER BEEN GREATER
As of this publication, there are 26 total electric vehicle models being offered for sale in the US with sticker prices ranging from as low as $25,000 to over $100,000.
NEWER MODELS ELIMINATE RANGE ANXIETY
As battery technology advances, so does the range on EVs. While most EVs now have a 200+ mile battery range, some models offer up to a 400 mile range. And if you just want low-cost, low mileage options, there are still 100 mile range vehicles on the market.
EV RESALE VALUES ARE RISING
Kelley Blue Book predicts that the Tesla Model X will hold 44% of its value after five years. This compared 37.4% for a Honda Accord.
ELECTRICITY IS CHEAPER THAN GASOLINE
Even with gas prices remaining relatively affordable, it’s still cheaper to keep an electric car running. For example, the 2020 Honda Civic can get 32 miles for $2.30 in gas, compared to the Nissan Leaf that averages 10 cents in electricity for that same mileage.
PUBLIC CHARGING STATIONS ARE MORE COMMON
Charging stations are popping up across Georgia and the US. According to the Alternative Fuels Data Center, there are currently 1,327 Level 2 and DC Fast Chargers (3200 outlets) in Georgia. And they are continuing to gain popularity in Middle Georgia, with more than 40 public chargers (123 outlets) available.
EVS HAVE LOWER MAINTENANCE COSTS THAN A GAS-POWERED VEHICLE
Imagine never having to pay for an oil change again! A service visit for an EV costs much less than its gas-powered counterpart and includes just tire rotation, replacing the cabin air filter, wiper blades and topping off the washer fluid.
EVS CREATE ZERO TAILPIPE EMISSIONS
Because they run on an electric motor instead of gas, EVs produce zero tailpipe emissions. For that reason, many national companies, including Amazon, are converting their fleets to electric vehicles to do their part in protecting the environment. (76541001)
MORE USED EVS ARE COMING AVAILABLE
Many people chose to lease electric vehicles when they were first coming on the market rather than buying them. Now those 3-5 year leased cars are coming on the market at reduced rates.
GET A REBATE FROM TRI-COUNTY WHEN YOU PURCHASE AN EV
If you purchase a new car in 2021, you will receive a $30 bill credit each month for a year. And if you install a Level 2 charger in your home, you’ll receive a $250 credit. Visit tri-countyemc.com/electricvehicles.cms.
CHARGE FOR FREE AT TRI-COUNTY EMC OFFICES
Tri-County EMC has electric vehicle charging stations available at both our Gray and Eatonton office locations, free of charge.