We know that big changes – like purchasing a vehicle that runs on electricity instead of gasoline – can lead to big questions. And that’s why we’re doing our best to provide expert, unbiased answers to your pressing EV questions. Each of our posts will include links to trusted external sources like automotive magazines, thought leaders, research-backed studies, government agencies and more. Feel free to click around!
Do you know the answers to these 10 common questions about electric vehicles?
Answers to common (and sometimes funny) questions about electric vehicles 1. Can an EV go through a car wash? Yes, absolutely! Stow your sponges and squeegees: You can take your electric car through any automated car wash. Automatic car washing systems may include soft-touch, no-touch, high-pressure and tunnel washes. Automatic car washes are as safe […]
Beginning your electric vehicle journey: EV owners share their EV tips
EV tips you need to know before buying an electric vehicle Just as you would before buying any vehicle, you should probably do a little homework – and some soul-searching – before buying a car fueled by electricity. We asked our EV-driving friends and colleagues for real-life tips and tricks for getting the most out […]
Where can I test drive an electric car? (Hint: Try renting one for the holidays!)
Five fantastic ways you can get behind the wheel and test drive an electric car. Are you wondering: “Where can I test drive an electric car and really get a feel for what it’s like to own an EV?” You’re not alone. There are plenty of EV-interested car buyers just like you. That’s why we […]
How do I choose an electric vehicle that’s right for me?
How to choose and buy your first EV For some, buying a new (or new-to-you) car is tons of fun: Test drives! New car smell! Fun features! For many folks, “Is an electric vehicle right for me?” is the big-ticket question of the day. Other drivers simply see the whole car-buying process as a fearsome […]
Battery Basics: What’s the electric vehicle battery warranty? How do EV batteries work? Are EV batteries recyclable?
What you need to know about EV battery warranties, how EV batteries work, currents, kilowatts and more. Have you ever wondered what the standard EV battery warranty is? Or how EV batteries work? Or how batteries in an electric car, boat or motorcycle can replace a gas-powered engine? You’re not alone! Fortunately, you don’t need […]
Charging 101: Blow your mind (not fuses) with these top EV charging tips.
EV charging tips and information for safer electric fueling (AKA: charging) We’ve touched on charging electric cars in several of our previous electric vehicle articles, but this installment is 100% all about getting charged up. Read on for EV charging tips and recommendations! If you’ve just purchased an electric car, we encourage you to read […]
Types of EVs and the EV alphabet: What’s a BEV, PHEV and HEV?
Your guide to the different types of electric vehicles (EVs) We get it. The EV alphabet, and the EV world in general, can feel a little overwhelming. That’s why TVA EnergyRight decided to launch a series of informative articles about electric vehicles. We’re kicking things off with a quick post about the different types of […]