Curious to learn about electric vehicles? If you're keen to make the switch to an electric vehicle one day, there is a lot to take in about EVs and it can get overwhelming. Let's start with the basics. Dip your toes into the world of EVs with these excellent resources!
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New Tax credits coming in 2023:
New Electric Vehicle: $7,400 off purchase
Applies to cars with a max MSRP of $55,000, and vans, SUVs, and pickup trucks with a max MSRP of $80,000. Starting in 2024, these tax credits will convert into an Upfront Discount
Used Electric Vehicle: $4,000 off purchase
Applies to vehicles with a max MSRP of $25,000, weighing no more than 14,000 lbs. Starting in 2024, these tax credits will convert into an Upfront Discount.
EV Chargers 101
AC Level 1
Varies based on car and location, but typically adds about 4 miles per hour and takes about 8-16 hours to fully charge.
AC Level 2
The most common home-charging option; adds 20-30 miles per hour and takes 6-8 hours to fully charge full EV cars, and less than 1 hour to fully charge most plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
Also known as DC fast charging. Adds 40-50+ miles per hour depending on kW power of the charging unit. Can charge 80% of your battery in as low as 30 minutes.
Tesla Superchargers charge at a rate of 250kW, or 75 miles in 5 minutes. Superchargers are available to Tesla customers only.