Electric Vehicle Makes & Models
If you are a business or individual looking for electric vehicles, the number of choices will continue to grow through 2015, when most major manufacturers plan on releasing at least one electric vehicle—some as many as four or five.
Passenger and Light Duty Commercial Vehicles
For standard passenger and light duty commercial BEVs and PHEVs there are two organizations that provide comprehensive listings of upcoming release dates and available vehicles:
- Plug In America’s list of upcoming electric cars. (Plug In America is a non-profit electric vehicle advocacy organization.)
- PluginCars.com’s list of upcoming electric cars. (PluginCars.com is a internet news outlet devoted to electric cars.)
Medium and Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicles
Many companies have also released, or are planning on releasing, medium and heavy duty commercial BEVs and PHEVs. Plug In America’s list of electric vehicles does include some of the medium and heavy duty vehicles that are either available now or have been announced.
Electric ATVs, Electric Tractors and Light Electric Vehicles
Many other traditionally gas-powered work vehicles are now available in electric form. There is also the option to convert your own gas-powered work machinery to electric. If you’re interested in hearing about these options, please feel free to contact Plug-In North Central Washington.
ELECTRIC buses and other commuters
Many public transit authorities and school districts across the nation are seeing the benefits of replacing their diesel engines with all-electric vehicles. Link Transit here in Chelan and Douglas Counties recently started their Current electric bus service with five battery-electric trolleys. On a monthly basis, a Link bus uses 429 gallons of diesel fuel. At $3.19 per gallon, that's $1,368 per month. One of the Current electric trolleys costs about 3.3 cents per kW-h x 3325 kW-h per month, for a total cost of $78. Talk about a no-brainer. Learn more about the Current electric trolleys at the Federal Transit Administration's website and at linktransit.com.
Check out a Current electric trolley automatically charging at the Columbia Station in downtown Wenatchee.