Plug In America
People who drive EVs love their cars. Why? Because owning an electric vehicle is easy and saves drivers money.
First, let’s talk about sticker price. A brand new electric car in Nevada starts as low as $22,400, and cheaper options are on the way. Like all new technology, electric vehicles are becoming more affordable as they become more common. Another benefit of more EVs hitting the roads is that more certified pre-owned and used electric vehicles are becoming available at even lower prices.
But it’s after you buy that the benefits of owning an electric vehicle really start to add up. Electric vehicle drivers never need to pay for oil changes or smog checks. There are no belts to break. Brakes wear more slowly. EVs are low maintenance, and less maintenance means more money in your pocket.
Electric zero-emissions vehicles also save drivers money and time at the fuel pump. EV owners can drive right past the gas station and charge their vehicle at home while they sleep at night, or at work while they’re on the clock. If you compare the cost of electricity to gasoline, driving an EV in Nevada costs about $1.04 per e-gallon.
So if electric vehicles save time, worry, and money, why aren’t more on the roads? Here’s the problem — automakers produce more than 40 electric makes and models, but only a dozen were readily available at Nevada’s dealerships in 2019. Nevada can fix this problem by adopting Clean Car Standards and supporting Governor Sisolak’s Clean Cars Nevada initiative, which will give you more options when you go to buy your next car or truck.