Facts about electric vehicles

Top 5 Reasons to Go Electric

Range

Many drivers simply don’t believe that these battery-run cars can hold enough juice to get them through their daily commute. But these days, EVs average over 200 miles per charge, and some can go more than 300 miles. To put that in perspective, the typical driver only travels 40 miles or less per day. Plus, EVs can be charged every night at home using any household outlet — which means you’d always wake up to a full tank every morning.

Cost

Many new EVs are priced less than $30,000, and that’s before the available rebates and incentives you can be rewarded for when buying electric. Used EVs are also on the market for under $15,000. 

Operating Costs

EVs cost more than $1,000 less annually to fuel. Powering your electric vehicle on LG&E and KU electric rates is like paying 85 cents a gallon for gas in your car.

Maintenance

Surprisingly, EV maintenance costs can be up to 35% less than traditional vehicles. EVs don’t require engine oil, so there are no oil changes; there are no spark plugs to swap out; and there are no costly mufflers or catalytic converters to replace. That’s less time at the service shop and more time for the important things in your life.

Emissions

No surprise here... EVs produce far less CO2 equivalent emissions than combustion engines.

Types of EVs

EV battery

All Electric

This type relies completely on an electric motor that requires a plug-in power source for a charge.  

EV battery

Plug-In Hybrid

Runs on both gasoline and electricity. The battery is charged by plugging in the car.  
 

EV battery

Non-Plug-In Hybrid

Runs using gasoline as its sole fuel source. The vehicle also has a battery that is charged by energy generated by the brakes. These vehicles do not see the fuel cost savings, maintenance benefits, and emissions reductions discussed above.