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EV incentives

Which vehicles qualify for EV incentives?

The 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) drastically changed the incentives available for electric vehicles (EVs). While there are many great new opportunities for EV incentives, the details are not exactly easy to follow. In this article, we’ll explain what you need to know about which EVs qualify for incentives now and in the coming years.

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how to pay for your EV

How to pay for your EV

Shopping for an electric vehicle (EV) is similar to shopping for a conventional car in many ways. There are various options to pay for your EV and, like gas-powered vehicles, many pros and cons of leasing or buying a car remain true for EVs. However, there are a few additional factors to consider when purchasing an EV. In this article, we compare buying and leasing EVs, break down EV financing, and explain how incentive programs can factor into your savings. 

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Environmental impact of electric vehicles vs. gas cars

Electric car sales continue to break records each month. If you choose to purchase an electric car, you’ll likely receive some rebates and incentives (some from the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act) and you’ll help the environment, while not needing to worry about fluctuating gas prices. However, electric cars, also known as electric vehicles or EVs, have received some criticism over the years because their carbon footprint isn’t zero. In this article, we’ll explain the environmental impact of EVs compared to traditional gas-powered vehicles. 

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2022 guide to EV charger rebates and incentives

Electric vehicles (EVs) are growing in popularity, especially with increased options from manufacturers, improvements in technology and range, rebates and incentives, and savings in gas. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and state-specific incentives also provide options for you to get money back if you install EVSE (electric vehicle supply equipment) aka a home EV charger. According to a JD Power survey in 2021, 88 percent of EV owners say they charge their vehicle at home “often” or “always” –  so, if you’re looking to buy an EV and install a charger at home, it’s important to stay to-do-date on the latest rebates and incentives!

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Solar panel car

Can you buy solar panel cars?

Solar panels produce electricity wherever and whenever the sun is shining. As electric cars continue to increase in popularity, it only makes sense that some companies have begun exploring the possibility of integrating solar panels directly into cars to provide power on the go. Imagine how much further you could drive in your electric vehicle (EV) if it was charging its battery with solar panels while you were driving! In this article, we’ll take a look at how feasible solar panel cars actually are, and if you’ll be able to buy one anytime soon.

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The history of electric vehicles: from then to now 

Electric vehicles (EVs) are no new discovery: in fact, the technology for these cars has been around for over 100 years! Early discoveries such as the battery and the electric motor eventually culminated in the creation of the EV, making it the vehicle of choice in the early 1900s. In fact, the technology for these cars existed before the gasoline powered vehicles we see flooding roads today. So, when and why did their popularity decline? And why are EVs suddenly so popular again?

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