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Electric vehicles, a smart transportation choice.

Electric Vehicles (EV) Cost Less to Operate than Gas Powered Cars.
Depending on your local gasoline and electric rates, EV operation can be 3 to 5 times cheaper than gasoline and diesel powered cars. All-electric models do not use oil, thus they do not need oil changes!

Never Go to the Gas Station Again.
Electric vehicles do not require gasoline and can be charged at home with a standard 120V outlet or a 240V level 2 charger can be installed for faster, more efficient charging.

EVs are Environmentally Friendly.
EVs have no tailpipe emissions. The power plant producing your electricity may produce emissions, but electricity from hydro, solar, nuclear, or wind-powered plants is generally emission-free.

EV Driving Range & Recharge Time.
EV range is typically from around 80 to over 300 miles on a full charge. The average American’s daily round-trip commute is less than 30 miles. Fully recharging the battery pack can take 4 to 8 hours. A "fast charge" to 80% capacity can take 30 min.*

Electric vehicle charging

How to purchase an EV.

Purchasing an EV is a little different than purchasing a gas-powered vehicle. It is important to understand key elements, such as vehicle range-per-charge and how tax credits work. Here are the typical steps you can take when considering an EV:



Rappahannock Electric Cooperative is dedicated to clean air.

This website is designed to provide you with information about electric vehicles and to help shape a healthy electric vehicle marketplace. Our power comes from a variety of sources, including many renewable energy sources. That means that when you drive an EV you are trading a portion of your fossil fuels (gasoline and diesel) for energy coming from dams, wind farms, nuclear and in many cases solar power. While some of our electricity comes from coal and natural gas and other fossil fuel burning power plants, when you choose EV, you're likely using less fossil fuel than a traditional gas powered car.