Electric car ranges are now over 200-400 miles. The average daily commute in Westchester is 30 miles. This makes an electric car a real option.
Do you have questions about whether there are adequate charging facilities, or whether the increase in the number of electric vehicles (EVs) will collapse the power grid, or whether EVs are worse than gasoline cars because of power plant emissions and/or battery manufacturing? Here are some answers to your EV questions.
Shopping for an EV?
Head to head comparisons of EVs are easy when you use this tool from the US EPA which shows you all available electric vehicles including new / upcoming EVs (EV comparisons and Information on new EVs).
Questions about rebates and incentives?
New York State offers rebates for electric vehicles up to $2,000. See more in EV rebates. There are also federal tax credits up to $7,500 for US-made vehicles. For more, click here.
ConEd has a number of programs to help you save money while transitioning to an EV. Enrolling in ConEd's SmartCharge program will allow you to earn rewards when you charge your vehicle in ConEd's service areas. These include a $25 bonus after 3 months of charging, 10c/kWH off-peak charging incentive, and $35/month for avoiding charging from 2pm-6pm EST (June 1-Sep 30). For more information, visit ConEd EVs.
Questions about fast chargers?
If you don't have access to a home charger, you can charge your car at a fast charger which will fuel your car to an 80% charge in 20 minutes. To find a fast charger near you, visit Fast Charger locations.