Plug in, power up—
go electric.

Plug in, power up— go electric.

You + EV =
efficient safe affordable powerful clean reliable connected adventurous smooth forward progressive bold modern positive responsible

Are you making the switch?

A smoother, more efficient ride. Zero dollars spent on gasoline. Less overall maintenance. See if switching to an electric vehicle makes sense for you.

Efficient

Running off power from the power grid, EVs are designed for optimal efficiency.

Safe

With no heavy engine under the hood, EVs can be safer in head-on collisions.

Powerful

Battery-powered motors make for smoother, stronger acceleration.

Clean

With no tailpipe emissions, EVs are way more environmentally-friendly.

Affordable

Driving an EV costs 1/3 of the overall cost of driving a gas-powered vehicle.

What's it like to drive an EV?

The Valley is getting greener.

TVA's power portfolio has always been dynamic and adaptable. In recent years, we've moved away from coal-based production toward cleaner forms of power generation and we’re still making strides every day to generate energy that’s more efficient and environmentally friendly. It’s a natural evolution—one that fits with our historic mission of providing reliable, low-cost energy that makes life better for the people we serve.

The Valley’s power is 60% carbon-free—making our power cleaner than the national average.
EVs in the valley run on power produced locally rather than from outside oil companies.

You have the power.

Power up wherever life takes you.
At home
Power up overnight.

It’s as easy as plugging in a cell phone. Rest easy and charge from home.

On road trips
On the go

Live for the moment, not for the miles. Power up in 30 minutes or less with fast chargers.

Around town
Explore and go electric

Whether at the office, the park or out with friends, always have a plug-in station at your fingertips.

How to charge.

There are various types of chargers available, but these are the most common types:

AC Level 1 Charger

Often used at home, they’re the simplest to set up.

$0 - $600
8 - 12 hrs

AC Level 2 Charger

These deliver 10 to 60 miles of range per hour of charging and are available for your home.

$1,200 - $2000
4 - 6 hrs

DC Fast-Charger

This 480-volt charger is most often used in public stations.

$2,300 - $6,000
30 min
*for 80%
AC Level 1 Charger

Often used at home, they’re the simplest to set up.

$0 - $600
8 - 12 hrs
AC Level 2 Charger

These deliver 10 to 60 miles of range per hour of charging and are available for your home.

$1,200 - $2000
4 - 6 hrs
DC Fast-Charger

This 480-volt charger is most often used in public stations.

$2,300 - $6,000
30 min
*for 80%

EV range myths, busted.

“You can’t get far on a charge.“
A single charge can cover a week of commuting. It can take you from Nashville to Atlanta in one swoop.
“Chargers are hard to find.“
The charger network is bigger than ever before—and rapidly expanding by the day.
“If my power dies, I’m stranded.”
Just like gas-fueled cars, EVs are equipped to warn you when your power is getting low.
“I rent, so I can't charge one.“
Level 1 chargers only require an outlet to install. And more and more apartments offer charging stations.
“The batteries don't last.“
EV batteries are typically designed to last for the expected lifetime of the vehicle.
“Road trips would be a pain.”
Sure, they'll take a little more planning. But online charger locators make it easy to find a charge on the way.
“They're not good in the cold.“
Most EVs have active thermal management, keeping the battery at operating temperature.
“EVs are worse for the environment.“
EVs don't produce tailpipe emissions. Over a lifetime of driving, they're a lot more sustainable.

EV maintenance.

Don't take care of your car. Let your car take care of you.

Owning an EV helps you save time, cost and maintenance fees from mile one to the road ahead.

Marsha purchased a Toyota Camry with a fuel engine.
John bought a Nissan Leaf that runs on batteries.

Both cars require service on an as-needed basis.

Toyota Camry*
See Manual
Nissan Leaf*
See Manual
*Please consult your cars manual for complete maintenance instructions
Are upfront costs higher for an EV?
There are plenty of affordable options on the market today. And if you do pay a little more up-front… the cost of operating EVs is three to five times cheaper.
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How do an EV's components compare?
Because of their simplified design, electric vehicles require less periodic maintenance than gas-powered vehicles and they’re more reliable.
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What does it cost to maintain an EV?
With no oil changes, no spark plugs and wires, no exhaust system and no emissions testing, EVs don’t cost as much to maintain.
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EV batteries.

Know your EV inside and out.

Your battery is the heart of your electric vehicle. Learn about battery health, types and usage so you can drive happy.

Safety

Battery-powered EVs have proven to be just as safe or safer than fuel-powered vehicles.

Degradation

EV batteries are built to last the lifetime of the vehicle.

Environmental impact

Go green and eliminate carbon emissions caused from transportation.

Battery check

Most manufacturers check batteries at regular service intervals. No physical maintenance work needed on your end.

Efficient

Efficiency in cost, power, and maintenance make driving an EV a smarter choice.