The last time you could buy a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. for 75 cents was around the late 1970s. If you own an electric car today though, the price you’re paying for electricity is equivalent to about 75 cents per gallon. For questions about what kind of auto repair services is required on an electric car, consult with certified mechanics at a hybrid auto repair shop for their professional advice.
How does the come out to just 75 cents a gallon, you ask? According to a study by the Northeast Group, 25 utilities in 14 states currently offer electricity rates tailored towards electric vehicle owners. With discounts for off-peak charging, the cost of topping up your hybrid car battery is very low indeed. By converting the energy you’re storing into a gasoline-equivalent figure, the price works out at about $ 0.75 per “gallon”. For comparison, the current average for gas prices in the U.S. is about $ 3.70 a gallon–almost five times as much.
Some states are even mandating EV-friendly rates from utilities–preferable rates for those charging off-peak. In addition, some states require that customers have the option of a zero-emissions tariff, making charging even greener, as well as cheaper.
Many utility companies are seeking ways to better engage with their customers. Most electric vehicle owners are already aware of the price they pay for electricity, so making life a little more pleasant for EV drivers is one way of improving customer relations. Since they typically consume more electricity than other homeowners, it also makes financial sense for utility companies to have them on their side.
Electric cars are far cheaper to run than gasoline cars on a per-mile basis–and depending on the assumptions, they can be cheaper over their entire life too. So if you want to drive around like the last thirty-five years or so of gas price increases haven’t happened, the message is simple: buy an electric car.
Have questions about auto repair services for electric vehicles? Ask the professionals at the hybrid shop, Clausen Automotive. Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Clausen Automotive by calling (608) 221-8321 or go on-line at http://clausenautomotive.com for more information about auto repair on all makes, models, and types of vehicles. Since 1975, our family-owned auto repair shop has proudly served vehicle owners in Madison, WI, and the surrounding communities.
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