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    Electric vehicle FAQs

    Questions or concerns about EV ownership? You’ll find answers in our EV FAQ.

    What are the benefits of electric vehicles?

    Electric vehicles and equipment are quiet, clean and efficient. They offer drivers the opportunity to save money on fuel and maintenance costs, reduce their environmental impact and contribute to the energy independence of the U.S. by using a domestically produced source of energy. Learn more.

    Will I save money with an electric vehicle?

    While the upfront cost for an electric vehicle may be higher than a traditional vehicle, the ongoing fuel and maintenance costs should be much less. EV owners should expect to see an increase in their electricity usage; however, this is much less than the price of gasoline or diesel fuel.

    For Indiana electric vehicle drivers in general, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates an equivalent cost per gallon of $1.15. It's estimated that electric vehicle owners who charge their vehicles during AES Indiana’s off-peak period will see the cost equivalent of paying approximately $0.86 per gallon for gasoline.

    Does AES Indiana offer a special rate for electric vehicle owners?

    Yes. AES Indiana was the first utility in the state of Indiana to offer a special rate for EV owners. Learn more.

    How can I install a charger at my home?

    Most vehicles can charge on a standard 120-volt outlet, so you may be able to use an existing outlet. Many customers choose to have a 240-volt level 2 charging station for faster charging. Consult a licensed electrician for the installation of a level 2 charger and wiring. Level 2 charging station outlets are similar to those of a clothes dryer.

    When is the best time to plug in my car?

    The best time to charge your car is when everyone else is using less energy. Overnight is recommended for charging your vehicle. You should especially avoid charging your car on hot, humid summer afternoons and evenings when fans and air conditioners are running continuously.

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