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Types of Electric Vehicles

Two basic types include:

Plug-in Hybrid

*Travel 25-50 miles on electric battery, then go to gas engine
*Battery re-charged by plugging into power source

Battery Electric Vehicle

*Travel 200-300 miles; No gas engine, oil changes or emissions
*Battery re-charged by plugging into power source

Price Ranges

Price ranges are wide:

*Popular models are $2O-$40K

*SUVs are $50-$65K

*Luxury sedans at $80-$110K

Charging times

Time to charge depends on inverter / charger:

*120-volt Level 1 charger: usually 3-4 miles of charge per hour

*240-volt Level 2 charger: usually 10 - 20 miles of charge per hour

*480-volt Level 3 charger: can be as fast as 30 minutes to 80%**

*120-volt chargers use a standard plug
** Quick charging can shorten battery life if done too often