Electric car sales have been taking off over the past few years, with an estimated 2 million electric vehicles on the roads in the US today. One of the biggest problems stopping prospective drivers from buying an electric car is range anxiety or how are they going to charge their new electric vehicle. The US currently has 168,000 gas stations but only 44,417 publicly available EV charging stations. That means a lot more chargers need to be installed in order for electric cars to take off.
There are two ways to solve this problem; at-home electric charging or publicly available electric charging. At-home charging is probably the simplest to implement. For example, when someone buys a new electric car, they just install a dedicated charger at their home. This way, they can top off their battery between trips without needing to go to a publicly available charging station. For daily, everyday use, this should solve the needs of many drivers and give them the peace of mind they need.
Electrical vehicle (EV) chargers are not necessarily a cheap solution, though. The higher-powered EV chargers can be pricey and often require an electrician to install, which adds to the cost. Luckily, organizations across the US are helping to subsidize the cost with rebates, incentives, grants, and tax credits.
Use this form to see if you might be eligible for a rebate for installing an EV charger.
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