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Electric vehicles: a smart transportation choice.

Electric vehicles (EV) cost less to operate than gas-powered cars.
EV operation can be three to five times cheaper than gasoline and diesel-powered cars, depending on your local gasoline and electric rates.

EVs are environmentally friendly.
EVs have no tailpipe emissions.

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.

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
EV range is typically around 80 to more than 300 miles on a full charge for an all-electric vehicle. The average American’s daily round-trip commute is less than 30 miles. Fully recharging the battery pack can take four to eight hours. A "fast charge" to 80 percent capacity can take 30 min.*

*Source: U.S. Department of Energy
Electric vehicle charging
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.