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    Why choose electric vehicles?

    Why choose electric vehicles?

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    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

    Electric charging stations

    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.

    Electric vehicles benefits

    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 products & plans

    Products and plans

    Reliant has the plans to fit your EV lifestyle. Charge your EV for less, every night, with the Reliant Electric Vehicle 12 plan or Reliant Truly Free Nights plan.

    Learn more about these plans

    Terms, conditions and other restrictions

    US Dept of Energy - Federal and State Laws and Incentives 

    Search incentives and laws related to alternative fuels and advanced vehicles. 

    The official US government source for fuel economy info