THE BENEFITS OF EV CHARGING STATIONS
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Owning a car — any car — is about knowing that it can get you where you need to go. Most electric vehicles can drive over 100 miles on a single charge—with many exceeding 200 to 300 miles.
Since the average person drives only 37 miles per day, the range of most EVs works just fine.
So if you think EVs can’t stand up to your work commute or getting your kids to soccer practice, think again.
CONVENIENT AND INEXPENSIVE
Because residential charging is convenient and inexpensive, most plug-in electric vehicle (also known as electric cars or EVs) drivers do more than 80% of their charging at home.
Charging in a single-family home, usually in a garage, allows you to take advantage of low, stable residential electricity rates. The cost to run your car over the course of a year can be less than running an air conditioner. Charging at a multi-family residential complex, like a condo or apartment, is possible, but can be complex and more similar to public charging.
COSTS TO CHARGE AT HOME
Fuel costs for EVs are lower than for conventional vehicles. Based on the national average of 12.6 cents/kwh, fully charging an all-electric vehicle with a 100 mile range and depleted battery would only cost about the same as operating an average central air conditioner for six hours.
Because plug-in hybrid electric vehicles have smaller batteries, each individual charge costs even less. General Motors estimates the annual energy use of a Chevy Volt is 2,520 kWh, which is less than required for a typical water heater.
In comparison, over the past ten years, U.S. regular conventional retail gasoline prices have fluctuated from below $1.50 to over $4, squeezing annual household budgets by as much as $1,500 per average passenger car. If you charge primarily at night and your utility offers special off-peak rates, your costs may be even lower.