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Learn more about what Xcel Energy can offer in the form of utilities rebates and incentives for EVs and charging. 

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Learn More About Electric Vehicles

1. Electric vehicles are better for the environment.

It’s true! No tailpipe means no harmful emissions when you drive. Electric vehicles also produce little to no noise, reducing noise pollution on our roads.  In addition, you’ll reduce your exposure to benzene and other volatile organic compounds at gas stations and in your home.

2. Electric vehicles will save you money.

EV savings really add up! According to this Consumer Reports article, EV owners will experience higher lifetime savings than gas-powered vehicle owners, even despite a higher upfront EV price. EV owners spend half of what gas-powered vehicle owners spend on maintenance, plus the cost of electricity is much lower than gas. You can forget about oil changes, engine fluid needs, and fuel filters when you drive an electric vehicle.

In addition, there are tax credits available for new or leased EVs. Get $2,500 in state tax credit for a new EV and between $2,500-$7,000 in federal tax credits. When these credits are applied, many EV prices are reduced significantly, matching or even beating gas-powered car competitors. 

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3. Electric vehicles are fun to drive!

With features like instant peak torque providing maximum power and quick acceleration, regenerative braking, and a smooth, quiet ride, it’s no surprise that once you drive an EV, you may never want to go back! Most electric vehicles also have the same, if not more, driving assist features and some are equipped with autonomous driving capabilities to help you relax and reduce risky driving behavior. 

Learn more about the benefits of driving electric

Available EV Models

EVs come in a variety of shapes and sizes! Whether you want a sedan, an AWD SUV, or a crossover, there’s an option for you. You can also choose between a plug-in hybrid or battery electric vehicle. Check out the Electric Vehicle Line-Up to discover the right model for you and see what’s coming to the market!

Take the Be In Charge Pledge

Have you committed to driving electric? Maybe you’re still driving a gas-powered car but want your next vehicle to be electric. Or, maybe you ride an electric bike to work, reducing your carbon emissions. Either way, make it official by putting it in writing and signing our Be in Charge pledge. This is a big step and we want to make driving or riding electric as easy as can be.