Why choose an electric vehicle?
Why choose an electric vehicle?
Why choose an electric vehicle?

Why choose an electric vehicle?

Why choose an electric vehicle?
Why choose an electric vehicle?

Why choose an electric vehicle?

As the technology supporting
electric vehicles (EVs) continues to improve,
you might be wondering whether an electric car is right for you. 

Below are some resources to help you learn more about EVs.

Three different types of electric vehicles

All-electric (AEV)

Runs exclusively on battery-powered electricity and has to be plugged in to charge.

Plug-in hybrid (PHEV)

Runs on battery-powered electricity and gasoline in tandem and can charge via plug.

Hybrid-electric (HEV)

Runs on battery-powered electricity and gasoline but cannot be plugged in to charge.

What are the benefits of EVs?

Less expensive than fuel cost

On a cost-per-mile basis, a fully electric car could cost significantly less than fueling a traditional gas or diesel car might. Compare how much you could save.

Better for the environment
Since fully electric vehicles emit zero tailpipe emissions, driving an EV helps improve air quality and reduces greenhouse emissions that cause harmful pollution to our ozone layer.

Less maintenance
Fewer moving parts mean less maintenance. Fully electric vehicles = no more oil changes, timing belts, transmission fluid, spark plugs or emission checks.

More energy-efficient
EVs convert over 77% of the electrical energy from the grid to power at the wheels, making them more energy-efficient than conventional gas vehicles.

A better driving experience
EVs are quiet, surprisingly fast and highly responsive, making driving a refreshingly different experience compared to their gas-powered counterparts.

Quiet and comfortable
EVs provide a significantly quieter ride with less vibrations than cars with internal combustion engines.

Instant pickup
EVs produce instant peak torque, so you can accelerate faster, especially from a standing start.

EV car plugged in charging

Products and plans

Reliant has the plans to fit your EV lifestyle. Charge your EV for less, every night, with the Reliant Electric Vehicle plan, Reliant EV Charger plan or the Reliant Truly Free Nights plan.

Learn more about these plans


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EV is an acronym for electric vehicle. EVs are vehicles that are either partially or fully powered on electric power. EVs use an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine.

There are three basic types of EVs: all-electric vehicles (AEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and hybrid-electric vehicles. All three are charged in part by regenerative braking, which captures kinetic energy during deceleration and stores it in the battery to power the electric motor.