Why should I drive an Electric Vehicle?

 Performance  Instant torque and quick acceleration makes driving fun again. 
 Silent and Smooth  Electric motors are whisper quiet with no vibration. 
 Range exceeds most daily needs of 40 miles. No warm up needed. 
 Simple drivetrain has few moving parts to repair or replace. 
 Better Fuel Economy 
 Go 100 miles on $4 of electricity. 4 cents per mile! 
 National Security 
 Use domestically produced electricity instead of foreign oil. 
 Clean Energy 
 Electricity can be made from clean, renewable fuel sources. 

Where do Electric Vehicles charge?

1. Primarily at home overnight, using surplus electricity.
2. At one of the many public charging stations in the area and at work.
3. At DC fast chargers along interstate highways.

How long does it take to fully charge?

Level 1: 120V AC, About 4 or 5 miles per hour.  Especially useful for Plug-In Hybrids.

Level 2: 240V AC, Generally 20 to 40 miles of range per hour.  Easy to recharge most any EV overnight.

Fast Charge: 480V DC, Varies by type of car and charger, generally 50 to 200 miles in 30 minutes.

* Actual time depends on vehicle, charge rate, battery size, state of charge and other factors.

How much does charging an EV add to my home electric bill?

About $35 to $40 to drive 1000 miles / month.  Much less than a gasoline car for the same number of miles.  EV's drive at about 4 cents per mile, gasoline cars start at about 15 cents per mile.  You can also think of electricity as roughly $1/gallon gasoline.

Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington DC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, P.O. Box 93, Laurel, MD 20725

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