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Choosing Your EV

Choosing your electric vehicle.

Discover all the options on the market today.

Carmakers have expanded the number of EVs in production and there are now more than 40 models on the market, with midsize vehicles, minivans, SUVs, and soon, trucks to choose from. New models offer great performance and technology, and many received a 5-star safety rating. The average price for an EV has dropped, and when combined with the federal tax credit of up to $7,500, EVs are quickly becoming an affordable option for nearly everyone.

Use our tool to compare EVs and see what options work best for you. Learn more about the status of each vehicle manufacturer’s remaining incentives here. Do you still need convincing? Read our Reasons to Choose an EV.

Electric Vehicles in the News

The electrification and EV industry is advancing at a record pace. Learn more about what’s happening within the industry. 

Compare Electric Vehicle Options

Learn about the differences between a fully electric car and a hybrid electric car.
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) Fully Electric Vehicles (EVs)
Powered by batteries until the energy is depleted, and then they switch to gas power. Powered solely by batteries.
Require oil changes and other combustion engine-related maintenance. Do not have a combustion engine, reducing maintenance and increasing storage capacity.
Can travel anywhere from 10 to 53 miles solely on their battery. There are no tailpipe emissions.
Have enough range for the average American's commute so most daily driving would be electric, and the combustion engine allows flexibility for long-distance travel. Some cars can travel from 150 up to 335 miles on a single charge, depending on the model.
Using regenerative braking, the car can recharge the batteries instead of wearing down the brake pads when braking. Using regenerative braking, the car can recharge the batteries instead of wearing down the brake pads when braking.
Batteries are charged by plugging the car into a standard electrical outlet or charging station. Batteries are charged by plugging the car into a standard electrical outlet or charging station.
Are eligible for the federal tax credit up to $7,500, depending on battery size. Are eligible for the full $7,500 federal tax credit.

Used EV Market

The wide variety of new EVs on the market has increased the number of used EVs as well. Customers looking for a used vehicle have many more options today. You can search multiple car websites for vehicles near you. See this helpful guide of purchasing considerations for a used EV.

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