There's never been a better time to invest in electric vehicles. There are now over 175 models of electric vehicles on the road and automotive manufacturers are aggressively investing in EV technologies and rolling out new models with greater range each year. Plus, the Nation's public charging infrastructure has doubled over the past two years.

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Benefits of Electric Vehicles

There are now over 1.3 million EVs on the road in the U.S. and the market is booming, with 2022 sales totaling over 608,000. Continue scrolling to learn more about why homeowners and business owners should be investing in the growth of EVs.

EV Facts


Battery Powered

Battery Electric Vehicles have a battery and an electric motor instead of a gas tank and an internal combustion engine.

These vehicles are also referred to as "All Electric Vehicles" or "Plug-in Vehicles". They run entirely on electricity and do not produce any exhaust from the burning of fuel.


Plug-in Hybrid

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles have an electric motor and a gas-powered internal combustion engine.

Some PHEVs operate exclusively, or almost exclusively, on electricity until the battery is nearly depleted, then the gasoline-powered engine turns on to provide power. Like Battery Electric Vehicles, PHEV can be plugged in to charge the battery when the vehicle is not in use.



Range refers to the number of miles an EV will travel before the battery needs to be recharged.

78% of all commuters in America drive less than 40 miles per day. The median city driving range for model year 2022 electric vehicles was 249 miles, and the median highway driving range was 222 miles so, most Americans driving an EV can go multiple days without recharging.

The longest-range model 2022 EVs include Tesla's Model S Long Range Plus (416 miles) and Model 3 Long Range Performance (332 Miles), the Hyundai Kona (258 miles), and the Chevrolet Bolt (259 miles).



Charging your EV requires plugging into a charger connected to the electric grid.

It takes about four to eight hours to fully recharge a vehicle's battery. A "fast charge" to 80% capacity can take about 30 minutes.


EV Incentives and Programs

Learn about State and Federal Incentives, along with information about National Grid’s EV programs.

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The Charger you purchase must be compatible with your vehicle port

There are three major categories of chargers, based on the amount of power the charger can provide:

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AC Level 1

Provides charging through a 120V AC plug and does not require installation of additional charging equipment. Most EVs are sold with a Level 1 charger, as part of the baseline feature package. A Level 1 charger can typically deliver 2 to 5 miles of range per hour of charging. Level 1 is most often used for home charging but is sometimes used at workplaces. A full charge may take up to 24 hours with level 1 120V charging.


AC Level 2

Provides charging through a 240V plug and requires the installation of additional charging equipment by a licensed electrician/installer. Level 2 chargers typically deliver 10 to 60 miles of range per hour of charging. Level 2 is used in homes, workplaces, and for some public charging.


DC Fast-Charge

Provides charging through 480V AC input and requires specialized, high-powered charging equipment and special equipment in the vehicle itself. DC Fast-Charging can deliver an 80% battery charge or 60 to 100 miles of range for most EV models in about 20-30 minutes of charging. This is the format used most often in public charging stations, especially along heavy traffic corridors. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles typically do not have fast charging capabilities.

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