Angie’s List: Electric Cars

Despite the low gas prices we’re enjoying, the demand for electric vehicles may soon surge as manufacturers prepare to debut new, affordable models that can go as much as 200 miles between chargings.

If you’ve been thinking of going from a gas-powered or hybrid vehicle to all-electric, there are some things you should know, and they’re in Monday’s Angie’s List Report.

Your home electric bill will certainly rise if you go with an electric car, but Angie says to check with your utility provider on a discounted rate if you use off-peak hours to charge your car.

You can also receive up to $7,500 in federal tax credits when you buy an alternative fuel vehicle.

There may also be other local and state incentives, so investigate those as well.

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