EVs Are Charging Up!

Members may qualify for a $100 rebate

Electric vehicles are part of a national plan to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. With all the excitement about EVs, you may have bought one yourself. If not, you probably have seen them on the road.

Last year was a breakout year for EV sales. Globally, sales more than doubled compared with 2020.

According to the Energy Institute of Alabama, the average range of today’s fully electric cars is around 275 miles. Some can go up to 330 miles on a full charge. Both are well above the average daily commute.

The price for the charge is about half as much as filling up a gasoline-powered vehicle—even less with today’s soaring gas prices. EV owners do about 80% of the vehicle’s charging from home.

With gains in the energy EV batteries can store, electric drivers can go farther on each charge. As battery technology improves and more consumers go electric, EV prices will continue to decrease, and competition among automakers also should decrease prices.

Consumers can already choose from various attractive and affordable models, including electric SUVs.

Rivian, a new upstart, has released an all-electric pickup truck with 400 miles of range. Ford has the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning. Chevy, GMC and Dodge plan to bring electric pickups to market by 2024.

You can explore the benefits of driving electric on our website. Get helpful information about home charging, and find available offers and incentives, including tax credits. There is even a map that helps you locate charging stations, no matter where you travel.

The increasing number of EVs on America’s roads is driving federal funding to expand charging infrastructure. By 2030, EV owners will have access to 500,000 public charging stations instead of the 100,000 today.

This growing piece of infrastructure— nationwide and for your cooperative— will help bring charging stations to rural communities.

If you already own a fully electric, battery-powered EV, you may qualify for a $100 EV rebate by visiting our website and completing a form registering your vehicle.

Because charging an EV affects when and how members use electricity, we need to know about your charging patterns so we can plan the future of our power delivery system. It also will guide additional EV programs and rebates that benefit you.

After completing the form, a $100 rebate check will be mailed to you.

Whether you choose an EV because of rising gas prices, reducing emissions or to enjoy a smooth, quiet ride with stronger acceleration than a gas-powered automobile, remember that your cooperative is here with resources to help.

As your trusted energy adviser, we’re your connection to all things electric.