How to Lower Charging Costs for EVs | Mission, TX
Have you been grappling with your carbon footprint but worry that you cannot afford the cost of an electric vehicle? Luckily for you, you can find quality used electric vehicles quite easily nowadays, including here at Bert Ogden Mission Auto Outlet in Mission, Texas.
Even then, you may worry about the costs of charging your EV once you’ve made the purchase. Let’s take a look at what it costs:
The Cost Of Charging An Electric Car
Of course, to charge at home, you will need to install an at-home charging station. According to U.S. News, this is anywhere from $300 to $1,000, plus the electrician’s labor fees. This is a one-time cost to install, however, and it’s probably well worth it.
Why do we say that? Because after it’s installed, U.S. News estimates that it’ll cost just under $0.04 cents per mile to charge your EV. Compare that to a gas-powered car that gets 30 miles per gallon. If fuel costs are $3 per gallon, you’re spending $0.10 a mile. That’s more than double the cost per mile. Over time, it’ll pay to drive an electric vehicle.
How To Save On Charging Costs
You can make it even cheaper on yourself to drive an EV by charging at the right time. Electricity is not a consistent price when you are at home. Utility costs go up at peak hours. That means it is best to charge your EV overnight, when electricity is in low demand. This will save you greatly on electricity costs.
In addition, you can take advantage of free charging stations across the country. Many grocery stores, restaurants, and places of work offer free electric vehicle charging on their lots.
If you live in a bigger city, research to see if there is a car charging network that you can join for a fee to get discounts on charging stations within said network.
Learn more about EVs at Bert Ogden Mission Auto Outlet in Mission, Texas.