120V standard wall outlet
3-7 miles per hour
240V power supply
15-30 miles per hour or better, depending on the kW size of the unit
208v or 240v power supply
20-60 miles per hour or better, depending on the kW size of the unit
$26,500 - $29,700
$39,600 - $68,795
$26,320 - $28,860
437 - 684 miles
Annual Fuel Costs***
Tailpipe CO2 Emissions
0 grams per mile
470 grams per mile
280 grams per mile
* MSRP and tank size data provided by Edmunds.com, Inc.
**Combined city/highway averages and assuming 100% of fuel in tank will be used before refueling.
*** Based on 45% highway, 55% city driving, 15,000 annual miles and current fuel prices.
Residential and small commercial KEYS customers can save money on their electricity bill by enrolling in KEYS’ Time of Use (TOU) pilot program and shifting electricity usage away from times of the day when electricity is in high demand. By enrolling in time of use rates and charging during off peak hours, you can not only save money through reduced electricity costs but you are also reducing the stress on the electric grid. Click here to learn more about KEYS’ Time of Use pilot program.
1. Where can I charge when I’m away from home?
If you need to charge away from home, there are a growing number of online maps and phone apps that can help you find the charging station nearest you—more stations are being installed every day. A simple web search for “public EV charging map” can help you find locations near you. In addition, many EVs have built-in navigation apps to help you locate the closest charging station.
2. What EV is best for me?
With a variety of all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (EVs) on the market, there is an EV for everyone.PlugStar simplifies the EV shopping experience. The online shopping tool provides the information you need to make your EV transition. Find information on electric vehicle options, pricing, incentives, and charging. You can also connect to a PlugStar Certified Dealer that is specially trained to support your EV needs.Shop for an EV with PlugStar. (This link takes you to an external website. We are not responsible for their content.)
3. How do I charge at home?
Ask your auto dealer what the vehicle manufacturer recommends for getting your home plug-in ready. Charging times vary depending on how far you drive between charges, the speed of your charging equipment, and the capabilities of your EV. For vehicles and charging units capable of shorter charging times, higher-power electrical connections may be required—similar to the electrical connection for a household air conditioner or dryer. Please contact a Florida State licensed electrical contractor to make sure you have enough capacity (room in your electric panel) to add an additional 240v breaker with a charger.
4. Is it easy to charge an EV?
Yes—for some EVs and charging stations, it’s as easy as plugging in a toaster! Knowing you’re driving needs will help you choose the charge options that work best for you. Options include the standard 120-volt charging cord that comes with your car and plugs into any standard household outlet, or specialized 240-volt charging units installed by your licensed electrician. Your EV dealer and manufacturer can provide you with the most up-to-date charging option information. They can also recommend charging equipment installers in your area. Some EVs and specialized charging units can be programmed to start and stop charging automatically at the times you would prefer to charge.
5. How can I charge if I live in an apartment?
If you live in a multi-unit residence, installing plug-in vehicle charging equipment may require approval from your homeowners’ association (HOA). Since multi-unit residence installations are often in common areas, it’s important to involve your HOA as soon as possible.
6. My car is plugged in and not charging. Why?
Electric cars have settings that allow the owner to delay the charging time or how fast it can charge. Your car may be set for delayed charging, which can be reset to immediate charging, or you may be fully charged. Otherwise, if there’s a technical issue, check for messages in the charging station app and/or vehicle. Making sure you have good cell reception and your charging network application and/or devices are up to date will also help to ensure you do not have any difficulty.
7. Can I charge when it’s raining?
Yes. Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) is designed to be safe in all weather conditions. Charging is generally much safer than pumping gas.
8. Can I jump-start another car?
Using an EV’s low-voltage battery to jump-start another car isn’t recommended. Check your owner’s manual for more information.
9. How often will I need to replace my high-voltage battery and how much should I expect to pay?
Automakers provide an EV battery warranty for a certain number of years or miles. Check with the EV manufacturers for the most up-to-date warranty information for the EV you are considering for purchase. Battery costs have dropped drastically and are expected to continue to fall. EVs have fewer maintenance requirements than internal combustion vehicles. One of the major cost savings is a lower frequency of service and maintenance; this includes the battery pack. If you do have a battery-related issue that is not covered by the warranty, it can be often resolved by replacing a single module or component, rather than the entire battery, at a lower cost. Based on survey data, it is uncommon for owners to change out their batteries.
10. Will direct current fast charging (DCFC) degrade my battery?
Using DC Fast Charge in moderation is unlikely to have negative effects on your battery. DC Fast Charging is slightly more taxing on an EV battery than Level-1 (120v) or Level-2 (240v) charging is. However, we are not able to locate any data to support that DC Fast Charging excessively degrades the battery wear at this time and we recommend that you check with your EV manufacturer.
11. What happens to the high-voltage battery at the end of my EV’s useful life?
Spent EV batteries can be reused and recycled. Batteries that can no longer support use in an EV can be repurposed by other manufacturers or vendors. Batteries can then be sent to recycling centers where valuable rare earth metals are separated out for reuse. EV batteries use lithium-ion chemistry that doesn’t contain toxic materials and is considered landfill safe. Check with the manufacturer for the most up-to-date battery-recycling program they may offer.
You can learn more by visiting the Department of Energy EV information page.