If you’ve been considering purchasing an electric vehicle, there are many factors to consider, like what type of electric vehicle may be best for you and your needs. Will you need/prefer a battery-electric vehicle (BEV), a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), or a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV)? And what type of electric vehicle charging system is best for your home or business?
EV’s can be charged by plugging into a 120-volt household outlet in your own garage, but that can be quite slow. Many homeowners choose to upgrade to a 240-volt charging station, which provides a much faster charging process. But how will you know which is right for you and your budget? Older homes may need a service upgrade prior to the installation of a residential charger.
Fortunately, there are many organizations that have resources available to you. And there are state, federal and local incentives available for the purchase of an electric vehicle and EV charging infrastructure so please be sure to review all links listed on this page, starting with the U.S Department of Energy.
The DOE offers a comprehensive resource page that details electric vehicle technology, including descriptions of all types of EV’s available and other helpful information.
Illinois’ Electric Vehicle Rebate Program began July 1, 2022, and applications are being accepted through September 30, 2022. Vehicles must be purchased on or after July 1, 2022. See link below for the application and instructions. Additionally, DuPage County has a resource page detailing various incentives, comparison tools, as well alternative fuel station locator maps.
Locally, the City of Naperville offers an EV Charging Station Rebate; all details can be found at the link below.
As you do your research, please remember our highly skilled and trained electrical contractors can inspect your office or home’s wiring and offer a personalized recommendation, based on your needs and their findings.