Consider the different options you have when purchasing an EV

Shopping for an EV can be overwhelming. Taking a step-by-step approach to the information can give a better idea of what owning an EV is like. Use this PG&E checklist to gather information and prepare for your EV purchase.

Use the following checklist to prepare yourself for the purchase of an EV:

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Consider your driving habits and budget.

Think about how far and frequently you drive, and the electric range of your EV. Determine whether you can benefit from access to High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes. View more frequently asked questions (FAQ) about EVs. Visit Electric Vehicles – Explore the Fundamentals.

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Start your research.

Learn about the different vehicle types, including battery-electric and plug-in hybrid EVs. Find out what models are on the market. Visit the EV Savings Calculator.

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Study available incentives.

State, federal, and local incentives vary based on the EV model and where you live. Learn more about them. Visit the EV Savings Calculator.

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Check out your options with solar.

If you currently have solar panels or are thinking of buying them, learn whether you produce enough solar power to charge your EV or whether you should consider installing additional panels. View Solar and Renewables with PG&E.

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Choose the charging option that suits your needs.

As a PG&E customer, you can choose from several options for charging your EV. View Electric Vehicles  Charging Options.

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Decide which rate plan is best for you.

PG&E offers two special rates for EV owners, in addition to standard residential rates. Learn which plan may be best for you. Visit Electric Vehicles - Making Sense of the Rates.

If you need more information, contact us at 1-877-743-4112. We are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 5 p.m.

Discover other helpful tools for EVs

Use the following tools to learn more about EVs, their incentives and where to charge them:

EV Savings Calculator

DriveClean Buying Guide

PlugShare – EV charging station map

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