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Here in the Pacific Northwest, where we enjoy abundant, low-cost hydroelectric power, electric vehicles are a smart economic choice and an important piece of the region's move away from fossil fuels. If you're thinking about buying an EV, we can help with incentives, information and expertise.
Want to know more about EVs that are available on the market, costs, range and more? Check out the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Consumer Guide to Electric Vehicles, April 2020 edition (also available in Spanish).
Not sure if an Electric Vehicle (EV) is right for you? Join the Emerald Valley Electric Vehicle Association, EWEB, and other partners for a virtual workshop and get all your questions answered.
Benefits of owning an EV
Key considerations when shopping for an EV
Range, batteries, and charging
Free Zoom workshops are available through 2021.
Register at revupeugene.org for the next available workshop.
Transportation electrification is an important and smart solution towards community carbon reduction goals. And the low cost of ownership helps make EVs accessible to a range of income levels, bringing the benefits of cleaner, cheaper transportation to more households and businesses.
In addition to the cost savings you'll get from driving an EV, you may qualify for EWEB rebates and state and federal tax credits.Learn more
More and more people are choosing electric vehicles over gas-powered cars to reduce pollution, conserve energy, save money and reduce their carbon footprint.
No tailpipe emissions. Here in Eugene, where 90% of our power comes from renewable resources, replacing your fossil fuel burning car with a clean, efficient electric vehicle is one way to lower your personal carbon footprint. To maximize the environental benefits, be sure to charge your EV during off-peak times.
Cheaper to operate. Because the average U.S. household spends nearly one-fifth of its total family expenditures on transportation, saving on fuel can make a big difference in terms of the average family's budget. In our area it will cost you about $3.00 to go 100 miles in an electric vehicle, compared to $11 in a gas-powered car. And fewer moving parts make electric vehicles ultra-low maintenance. Tax rebates and EWEB incentives help bring the cost of ownership down even more. Compare annual vehicle energy costs for your daily commute with this interactive EV Explorer.
Easy to charge. Electric cars can be conveniently charged in garages or driveways while they're parked overnight using existing outlets. Installing a charging station at home will charge the vehicle even faster. When you're on the go, it's easy to find charging stations around town, throughout the state, and across the country.
Fun to drive. Regenerative braking, high-torque electric motors and other technology innovations are making EVs the driver's choice for a fun, high-performance ride. And today's electric cars can get 100 to 300 miles per full charge.
Today's electric cars can get 100 to 300 miles per full charge.
When it's time to recharge, many EV owners will charge at home using a standard, three-pronged 120-volt outlet (Level 1) or Level 2 home charger. EWEB offers a $500 rebate to help customers install a Level 2 charging station.
Around town, EV drivers can park and charge their vehicles at several City of Eugene parking facilities.
The online tool helps make electric vehicle shopping easy. PlugStar helps you find the EV that best meets your needs and gets you connected with a qualified EV dealer near you.Try PlugStar