Lower Cost of Ownership
Fueling and maintaining an EV can cost three times less than a gasoline vehicle. According to energy.gov fueling a car with electricity is the equivalent of spending $1 per gallon of gasoline on average. EVs have fewer moving parts and require less maintenance in comparison to gasoline or diesel vehicles. Additionally, you may qualify for several financial incentives when purchasing an EV. Learn more at www.goelectricdrive.org.
Electric Vehicles are cleaner to operate than fossil fuel-powered vehicles. There are zero tailpipe emissions when you operate a fully electric vehicle and grid power from central plants is cleaner than a gas-powered vehicle. El Paso Electric's (EPE) energy is generated from a variety of low-emission sources such as solar, nuclear and natural gas and will continue to become cleaner over time.
Electric Vehicles produce nearly instant torque, feel more responsive while being driven and provide a quieter ride.
Electric Vehicles can be easily charged in your own garage, saving you from constant trips to the gas station.
Types of EVs
There are two types of EVs available for purchase. EVs are classified by the degree that electricity is used as their energy source—either fully electric or hybrid. Each type offers different features to accommodate your travel needs.
Fully Electric (EVs):
- Run exclusively on electricity.
- Have a travel range of 75 to over 300 miles depending on model.
- Zero tailpipe emissions.
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs):
- Run on electricity and switch to a gasoline backup once the battery charge is depleted.
- Lower tailpipe emissions than conventional gas-only vehicles.