Electric vehicle information

With increasing interest around electric vehicles, Efficiency Works aims to provide information for residents and businesses to make informed decisions about electric vehicles purchases.

See below for more information on general EVs, commercial EV solutions and incentives and other programs by the local, state and federal government.

Efficiency Works created a guide to help individuals identify EVs based on criteria such as budget, mileage and charging options. Visit ev.efficiencyworks.org to visit the EV resource page.

Electric vehicle

Learn more about EVs in your community

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Understand your charging options:

Know where to charge

Your community may use time-of-use or time-of-day rates. The most economical time to charge an EV is during off-peak hours when electricity rates are lower.

EV owners can choose to charge when there is more noncarbon energy on the system to reduce their carbon footprint. Visit Platte River’s website for a near-real-time view of the energy resources on the grid.

While all EVs come with a Level 1 charger ready to plug into a standard wall outlet, we encourage EV owners to install a Wi-Fi network enabled, level 2 charging unit at home for more rapid and programmable charging. Before installing a level 2 charger, please contact your local building and zoning department with your plans to obtain proper permits and inspections.

If you cannot install a charger at your home, there are public charging stations available. Find charging stations by using the ChargeHub or PlugShare locator maps online or via mobile apps.

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