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EV models

Choose an EV that fits your lifestyle

There are dozens of affordable electric vehicle (EV) models available today. They range from sedans to minivans to pickup trucks.

Choose the EV that works best for you and your family.

SUV
(e.g. BMW X5 E, Tesla Model X and Y, Mitsubishi Outlander)

EV SUV

Pickup truck
(e.g. Ford F-150 (2020), Rivian Pickup, Workhorse W15)

EV pickup truck

Sedan
(e.g. Chevy Bolt, Honda Clarity, Tesla Model 3, Nissan Leaf)

EV sedan

Sports car
(e.g. Tesla Model S)

EV sports car

Minivan/wagon/van
(e.g. Chrysler Pacifica)

EV minivan

Other
(e.g. Audi A3 E-Tron, Cadillac CT-6)

EV vehicle

 

Check out the Consumer Guide to Electric Vehicles to find your perfect EV.

Charging

You can install an EV charging station at home. You can also find them at work and on the road.

Charge at home

According to energy.gov, EV drivers primarily charge their vehicles at home. Many EVs come with a portable Level 1 charger. Some people invest in more powerful Level 2 chargers for home use.

Talk to your landlord about charging at multi-family homes and let them know we offer a rebate.

  Level 1 Level 2
General description

Most EVs come with a standard Level 1 charger.

They are portable and work with all plug-in EVs.

They connect to standard 120-volt wall outlets and are best for longer-term or overnight charging.

Level 2 chargers are often sold independently of EVs.

They are most common for daily charging and can be installed at homes, workplaces and public areas.

A Level 2 charger is the fastest means of charging an EV at home.

Electrical needs
120-volt outlet 240-volt outlet (may require electrical upgrades)
Charging speed
3-5 miles per hour; 17-20 hours to fully charge 8-24 miles per hour; 4-5 hours to fully charge
Costs (charger and installation)
None $500-$4,000
Alliant Energy rebate None Up to $750 for a networked charger
Up to $500 for a non-networked charger

Learn more about charging your electric vehicle at home.

Charge at work


Some businesses offer EV charging stations at work for employees. Instead of making an extra stop to fill up at the gas station, your vehicle can fuel up while you work and be ready to go at the end of the day.

Share this information with your company if you believe EV charging stations would be a good fit. Let your company know we offer a rebate.

Charge on the road


There are public EV charging stations throughout the United States at national parks, shopping centers, gas stations and along highway corridors. These are typically Level 2 charging stations, but DC fast chargers are becoming more available, accessible and visible. Fast chargers can fully charge a vehicle from empty to full in 15-45 minutes depending on the type of EV; that’s just enough time to grab a quick meal, use the restrooms and stretch before you hit the road again.

Note: Depending on type and model, many plug-in hybrid electric vehicles cannot use DC fast chargers due to their internal electrical capabilities.

The cost to charge EVs in public depends on the state and host that provides the charger.

Public EV charging stations may be priced:

  • Per hour.
  • Per kilowatt-hour.
  • Per session.
  • As a monthly or annual subscription fee.

Some public charging stations are free.

Find public charging stations near you.

Talk to your community about installing EV chargers.

We offer a rebate for the purchase and installation of some Level 2 EV charging stations. Check it out! 

Mileage


EVs can get you where you want to go

The term “range anxiety” is the fear that an EV will not have enough power to meet day-to-day travel needs. The reality is that EVs have more than enough range to get commuters where they need to go in a day, and that range keeps increasing.

According to the EPA, the typical daily household commute is 50 miles per day.

Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) can now travel 300-400 miles on one charge, with some models even exceeding that. That gives the typical driver almost an entire week without the need to recharge.

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles can travel more than 500 miles (using both electric and gas components) without recharging or refueling. Learn more about EV basics and types of EVs.

With improvements in technology and battery storage, experts expect those numbers to climb.

Plus, we’re collaborating with other electric companies across the United States as part of the Edison Electric Institute National Electric Highway Coalition. Together, we’ll install DC fast chargers throughout the country, creating reliable charging infrastructure that will reduce range anxiety among EV drivers.

Cost savings


Get the most for your money by charging at off-peak times

EVs cost less to fuel because electricity costs less than gas. To lower your fuel cost further, consider enrolling in a complimentary rate plan and charging when rates are lowest, generally nights and weekends

Check out rate plans where you live.

Learn more about these tips and others at MyEV.com.

Environmental impact


Driving an electric vehicle EV instead of an all-combustion gas engine vehicle reduces gasoline consumption and tailpipe emissions. Battery electric vehicles and hybrids in electric mode produce zero tailpipe emissions, contributing to cleaner air quality.

According to energy.gov, the emission reduction from EVs can help improve public health and reduce ecological damage. And when the electricity on which they run comes from clean energy resources like wind and solar, they are an even cleaner option. Learn the average emissions rate of an EV in your state.

Find out how we’re creating a cleaner energy future.

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