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Electric & Hybrid Vehicles
You can debate the exact numbers, but automotive experts agree, electric and hybrid vehicles will grow in numbers. As a result, more and more Auburn and Montgomery, AL homeowners are looking to install vehicle charging systems at their homes, usually in a garage. Whatever the demands and specifications of your vehicle, Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air can install a charging system to fit your needs.
The Future Is Now With Dixie
Even if you don’t have a Tesla or other alternative fuel vehicle in your garage now, Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air can help you get ready for the future. Call us to learn more about installing a charging station at your house. Not only could it come in handy for you, but it will also add to your home’s resale value.
Electric Vehicle Types
You can divide alternative fuel vehicles into three broad classifications. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages.
These are probably the most well-known. They are powered by an electric motor and a small gasoline engine. When the batteries run down the engine recharges them. A true hybrid does not have a plug-in charging system for the batteries.
Many consider this to be the best of both worlds. It has enough range to run solely on battery power for most commutes. The batteries are then recharged overnight. You could potentially go weeks without even using the gas engine. When used for longer trips it switches over to gas power when the batteries die.
This type of vehicle will have the smallest carbon footprint but is also the most limited. Batteries are the only source of power and if they die before you reach a charging station you are stuck. Several models of electric vehicles now have a driving range of well over 200 miles and some are close to 300 before you need to plug it in.
Electric vehicle manufacturers, Tesla probably the best known, have their own charging systems. While there may be differences, each requires a certain level of electrical service to work properly. Dixie has gone through the extensive regulations to be an authorized Tesla charging station installer—and one of the few in the state of Alabama to do so!
Not only are there tax incentives for buying hybrid or electric vehicles, but also for the installation of a charging station. Home and business owners can deduct 30% of the cost on their federal taxes. There may be other local incentives available through government agencies and utilities.
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