03.17.2020 - by Silvia Gonzalez
How can I take advantage of the federal EV tax credit?

The federal government offers a tax credit of up to $7,500 for purchasers of plug-in vehicles. Those who lease an EV cannot take the credit directly, as it goes to the financial company that owns the vehicle, but some companies pass this credit along to the lessee through lower lease

03.17.2020 - by Silvia Gonzalez
Are electric cars reliable?

Yes! Electric cars are the most dependable vehicles on the market. They will last as long or longer than gas cars with less regular maintenance required. Since there are significantly fewer moving parts in an EV compared to a gas car, less ongoing preventative maintenance is needed. If they’re a

03.10.2020 - by Silvia Gonzalez
How do I get a Level 2 charging station installed?

On PlugStar.com/chargers, you can compare charging stations and links to sites where you can purchase. Once you find a charger that best fits your needs, we recommend contracting a licensed electrician to install your charging station. The licensed electrician will need the model number of your charger and the plug type.

03.06.2020 - by Silvia Gonzalez
Will DC fast charging degrade my battery faster?

DC fast charging is slightly more taxing on an EV battery than level 1 (120v) or level 2 (240v). While all batteries experience some degradation over time, using DC fast charging in moderation is unlikely to have noticeable negative effects on your battery.

02.24.2020 - by Noah Barnes
Which electric vehicles can tow?

As of February 2020, the only fully electric vehicles that are recommended for towing are the Tesla Model X and Audi e-tron. There are larger plug-in hybrids that may fit your needs, such as the Mitsubishi Outlander, Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, and Range Rover PHEV. With more electric trucks and SUVs

03.14.2019 - by John U'Ren
Can I charge when it’s raining or snowing?

Yes. This equipment is designed for use in these weather conditions. Electric vehicle charging equipment is designed to be perfectly safe in all weather conditions. Charging is generally much safer than pumping gas.

03.14.2019 - by John U'Ren
What does it cost to install a home charger?

A typical 240V installation without complications can range from $250 to $600. Just like any home improvement, the cost of installing your home charger can vary greatly depending on a variety of factors, such as age of home and the distance from your service panel to the charger. For more

03.14.2019 - by John U'Ren
What kind of home charging station should I get?

Every electric vehicle (EV) comes with a 120v charge cord. These units will slowly recharge the car, and are fine for use if you don’t drive more than 20 – 40 miles per day.  For many EV owners, this is sufficient for daily commuting and charging needs. Many EV owners

08.05.2016 - by Mary Kathryn Campbell
What about overall emissions, including the car and the power plant?

Even today, with more than 35 percent of electricity in the U.S. coming from dirty coal plants, plug-in cars reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and most other pollutants compared with other vehicle types. You don’t need to take our word for it — read the emissions summary of more than 40

08.05.2016 - by Mary Kathryn Campbell
Will plug-in cars lead to more coal and nuclear power plants?

No. The existing electric grid’s off-peak capacity for power generation is sufficient to power 73 percent of commutes to and from work by cars, light trucks, SUVs and vans without building a single new power plant, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The existing nighttime electricity could also be