Electric Vehicles

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Electric Vehicles

It is now easier, more affordable, and more practical for homeowners, businesses, and local governments to use electric vehicles (EVs) for their daily commute and operations. The average American has a daily round-trip commute of less than 30 miles and many EV models have driving ranges over 330 miles on a full charge. Depending on your gasoline and electric rates, EV operation can be three to five times cheaper than gasoline and diesel-powered cars. EVs do not require gasoline, can be charged at home, and do not need oil changes. EVs have no tailpipe emissions so they contribute to a cleaner atmosphere and as utility electric grids become cleaner with greater amounts of renewable energy, the greenhouse gas emissions associated with charging your vehicle continue to decrease.* You can also consider coupling an EV purchase with a solar installation to ensure greener charging!

City’s Electric Vehicle Initiatives

Community & Electric Vehicles


City’s Electric Vehicle Initiatives

Electric Vehicle Purchasing

  • The FY2020 budget funds the purchase of only electric or hybrid gas/electric general-purpose sedans. The budget also funds a pilot program to test the feasibility of electric and hybrid police cruisers and develop a strategy to facilitate electric vehicle charging infrastructure for public and private vehicles across the city.

 

Community & Electric Vehicles

Find Out if an Electric Vehicle is Right for You!

  • Dominion Energy provides a wealth of information about electric vehicles for Virginia customers. Check out the many resources they have to offer:

 

Charging Stations

  • The U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center provides an interactive map for locating electric vehicle charging stations across the country. To find locations within the City for charging, just enter your destination in the map’s search bar here.

 

Residential Electric Vehicles

Incentives

  • Federal and State: The U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy office manages the Alternative Fuels Data Center, which houses a wealth of information about laws and incentives governing alternative fuel vehicles. For Federal laws and incentives, refer to this page, and for Virginia specific information, please click here.

 

Commercial Electric Vehicles

Incentives

  • Federal and State: The U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy office manages the Alternative Fuels Data Center, which houses a wealth of information about laws and incentives governing alternative fuel vehicles. For Federal laws and incentives, refer to this page, and for Virginia specific information, please click here.

* Source: Dominion Energy - dominionenergy.chooseev.com/home/

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