SRP Drive Electric™
Whether you are a new or current electric vehicle (EV) owner, we've gathered a variety of resources to help you select a model and price plan that works for you.
Selecting an EV
Step 1: Select the type of EV that would best fit your lifestyle
- Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) use a combination of gas plus electric. The electric motor is powered by a rechargeable battery and once the battery is exhausted, the car switches over to the gas powered engine. The range for a PHEV is further, but requires more maintenance than a battery-only EV.
- Battery electric vehicles (BEV) use an electric motor powered by a rechargeable battery only. The distance you can travel is limited by the battery size, however, this is expected to increase as the technology improves. BEVs require significantly less maintenance overall as there are fewer moving parts, no oil changes and less frequent brake jobs needed.
Step 2: Review make and model options
- The U.S. Consumer's Guide to Electric Vehicles , updated in February 2018, provides an overview of the newest available models including the EPA estimated driving range and charging time.
- For detailed report cards and reviews about all currently available models, both new and used, visit Electric Cars Report and Green Car Reports .
Step 3: Calculate potential savings
Potential savings depend on the EV model, when you charge and your SRP price plan.
- Use the EV savings calculator to find out how an EV compares to a standard vehicle.
- Learn more about the SRP EV price plan.
The biggest adjustment, and often concern, for first-time EV owners is charging. There are three places to charge your vehicle:
- At-home charging
Installing an at-home charging system varies in cost and is dependent upon your home's existing electric system, the EV charging system you select and your EV model. To get started, review our installation checklist.
- At-work charging
If your employer already provides at-work charging, find out what the rules and requirements are for charging. Not quite there? Start the conversation about the benefits of at-work charging by sharing the Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative’s case studies, resources and fact sheets .
- Around the city
Locate the nearest public charging stations at plugshare.com or Alternative Fuels Data Center .