What Will That Electric Car Cost?

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What Will That Car Cost?

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Most know that buyers pay a for electric cars. But what are the expenses, such as the charging installation and the cost of the electricity to the battery? And are there savings on things as vehicle maintenance?

somewhat difficult to give a answer to these questions there are many choices for stations and many, many rate schedules for purchasing However, we will try to provide general guidelines for estimating costs.

Electric Car Charging Options

For charging, there are two options: 120 and 240 Most electric cars with a charging cord will plug into a 120-volt outlet, which is available. However, this is slow charging, taking up to 20

Consequently, most EV owners want to recharge at 240 volts, will cut the time to about 6

A number of home recharging are available, and EV makers are offering options all the time. To save some EV owners will have an electrician install a outlet and modify the standard to allow the higher voltage.

route an EV owner selects, an will have to make or install the vehicle charging The charging station and the labor to it typically costs about combined. Federal income tax of about 30 percent offset cost.

State and local agencies offer additional incentives and

Besides saving time, the electric car charging system eventually save money. energy is lost during due to the resistance of the wires. Our testing that 30-35 percent is when charging at 120 volts.

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At 240 however, these losses are 20-25 percent. So the 240-volt station will cut electricity in the long run.

The Cost of Electricity

Electric vary widely across the States. Many local are encouraging the purchase of electric by offering lowered charging at night. If an EV has a recharge time of 6 hours, the owner can schedule for when the rates are lowest. is an article that describes in the true cost of powering an car .

Electric Vehicle Maintenance

One of savings for EVs is maintenance. They need oil changes or many of the maintenance items common conventional cars. Because of braking, brake jobs are frequent, too.

Remember that electricity tax credits. deductions and incentives and do change. Check with local utility company and agencies for details. And use the topic to estimate EV costs to see if they fit into your budget.

Fiat 500e Electric Cars
Fiat 500e Electric Cars
Fiat 500e Electric Cars

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