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Electric vehicles: a smart transportation choice.

Electric vehicles (EV) cost less to operate than gas-powered cars.
EVs cost about $1,000 less per year to fuel with electricity than gasoline. That’s like paying 85 cents per gallon to fuel your car. In addition, with no engine oil, spark plugs, or exhaust systems, you’ll spend less time and approximately 35% less in maintenance costs at the service shop.

EVs are environmentally friendly.
EVs have no tailpipe emissions and are responsible for far less global emissions than gas-powered cars.

Never go to the gas station again.
Electric vehicles do not require gasoline and can be charged at home with a standard 120V outlet or a 240V level 2 charger can be installed for faster, more efficient charging. Just like plugging in your smart phone at night, you can wake up every morning with a full charge. For those without at-home charging, stations around your community can be easily found online or with available apps. Fully recharging the battery pack can take four to eight hours. A "fast charge" to 80 percent capacity can take 30 min.*

EV performance benefits
Electric motors provide quiet, smooth operation, stronger acceleration and require less maintenance than gasoline-powered internal combustion engines.

EV driving range and recharge time
EVs average 200 miles per charge, and some can go more than 300 miles. To put that in perspective, the typical driver only travels 40 miles or less per day.

*Source: U.S. Department of Energy
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How to purchase an EV

Purchasing an EV is a little different than purchasing a gas-powered vehicle. It is important to understand key elements, such as vehicle range-per-charge and how tax credits work. Here are the typical steps you can take when considering an EV:

LG&E and KU is dedicated to clean air.

This website is designed to provide you with information about electric vehicles and to help shape a healthy electric vehicle marketplace. Kentucky is an ideal place to own an EV. While much of the electricity in our area comes from coal and natural gas-fired power plants, when you choose EV, you're likely producing less emissions than a traditional gas-powered car due to our significant investments in reducing emissions. We have also been operating hydroelectric plants for more than 90 years and a 10 MW solar array since 2016.