Electric vehicles (EVs) are transforming the auto industry. With a growing number of makes and models available as well as federal and state incentives, owning an EV is practical for many budgets and lifestyles. NRG is excited to provide resources to help guide you in your EV journey because we believe tomorrow’s roadways will look drastically different from today’s.
Our 12-month electric vehicle plan is perfect for EV owners. You’ll get 100% renewable energy, a fixed-price electricity plan to protect you from price spikes, and a lower price at night, perfect for charging your car.
Electric cars cost less to operate, so the higher initial vehicle cost can be offset over its lifetime.
An EV electric drive system is 60-73% efficient on its own and 77-100% efficient with regenerative braking. Traditional gasoline engines are only 25-36% efficient, so not only do electric vehicles have much better fuel economies, they can produce tangible savings.
Fewer moving parts means less maintenance. Fully electric vehicles equal no more timing belts, transmission fluid, spark plugs or emissions checks.
EVs are quiet, surprisingly fast, produce less vibrations, and are highly responsive, resulting in a refreshingly different driving experience compared to their gas-powered counterparts.
Increased fuel economies and zero tail pipe emissions result in improved air qualities and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, the leading cause of climate change. See the positive impact driving an EV can have in your community.
Because electricity is a domestic energy source, using it to power vehicles rather than gasoline reduces the country’s dependence on imported fuels.
AEVs run exclusively on battery-powered electricity and has to be plugged in to charge.
PHEVs run on battery-powered electricity and gasoline in tandem and can charge via plug.
HEVs run on battery-powered electricity and gasoline but cannot be plugged in to charge.
Electric cars produce virtually zero emissions while they’re being driven, but charging car batteries and the materials used to make these batteries have their own environmental impact. See how these effects balance out.
The popularity of electric cars grows as manufacturers introduce affordable models that can drive farther on a single charge. While electric cars are great for the environment, is it great for your wallet?
Electric cars are becoming more popular among consumers and car makers for their impressive technology and positive environmental impact. When deciding whether an electric car is right for you, consider these benefits as well as the trade-offs.