There’s a lot of buzz around electric vehicles across the United States as transportation needs are evolving. In fact, American Electric Power (AEP) and AEP Ohio are part of the Electric Highway Coalition — embarking on a plan to make sure drivers have access to a seamless network of charging stations connecting major highway systems from the Atlantic Coast, through the Midwest and South and into the Gulf and Central Plains regions.
As more charging stations pop-up, here’s why an electric vehicle might be the right fit to plug in to your transportation options:
Go the Distance
Many new battery-electric models exceed 300 miles on a single charge and can drive coast-to-coast using Tesla or Electrify America stations. Plug-in hybrids give you the flexibility to drive electric on a daily basis, but use gasoline to take long trips. This provides real cost saving potential. With the decreased production of oil, experts say gas prices could rise to $3-4 a gallon by the end of the year.
Easy to Refuel
Forget those last minute trips to the gas station — refueling at home or work happens in the background while you go about your daily routine or while you’re sleeping at night. Find public charging stations operated by Chargeway and PlugShare near you. And more are coming as the Electric Highway Coalition continues its work.
Affordable to Own
The cost to charge an electric car is about one-third the cost to fuel a gas-powered car. Plus, maintenance costs for an electric car are about half that of a gas model.
Special Offer: Nissan LEAF
AEP Ohio customers are eligible for a discount up to $6,000 (off MSRP) on a 2020 Nissan LEAF and LEAF PLUS. Savings are also available on 2021 models.*
Spark Your Interest? Accelerate Into the Future
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*Subject to residency restrictions. Dealer participation may vary. Contact your local participating Nissan dealer for details at NissanUSA.com/nissandealers. Offers end 03/31/2021.