Understanding Electric Vehicles

Understanding the Right EV for You

A long commute might not bother you, but paying too much for gas isn't ideal. Thankfully, you don't have to go with the traditional gas-powered engine with EV options available at Bob Valenti Chevrolet, Inc. We're proud to show you what your electrified options look like and how they can improve your commute today!

Which EV is Right for Me?

When you start searching for an EV, you'll find three choices available.


Traditional Hybrid: A traditional hybrid powers your vehicle with an electric motor and gas-powered engine. Hybrids will recharge as you drive but can't plug in to recharge the battery.

Plug-In Hybrid

Plug-In Hybrid: Plug-in hybrids use a rechargeable electric motor to provide a short all-electric distance and combine with a gas-powered engine for an extended range. Typically, these batteries won't cover long distances.


Battery Electric: Fully electric vehicles offer the smallest impact on the environment, providing you with big savings on fuel costs and maintenance needs. They also forgo typical gas-powered engines for more efficient performance.

Why Should You Choose an EV as Your Next Vehicle?

EVs aren't just another type of engine to help you improve your performance. They also offer a range of benefits to improve your experience. These benefits include:

  • Low Cost to Own: EV owners won't have to spend much on maintenance or repairs, thanks to the lack of a traditional gas-powered engine.
  • Fuel Up at Home: You can charge your vehicle while you sleep, are at work, or many charging stations around the country.
  • Federal Tax Credit: EVs qualify for a federal tax rebate of up to $7,500, allowing you to save more on your purchase.
  • Local Incentives: You can find even more savings from your state and even your utility company.
  • Quick and Quiet: Battery-powered engines are quiet and quick, delivering smooth acceleration, better handling, and a noise-free ride.
  • Best of Both Worlds: Plug-in hybrids can offer a short electric range for trips around the block and gas-powered for longer adventures.

Available Levels of Charging

There are three levels of charging when you need to power your EV and hit the road again.

Level 1 Charging:

These use a standard household outlet and can charge about 2-5 miles of range per hour. This option is usually a good choice for plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Level 2 Charging:

These can be installed at your home by a professional electrician, allowing you to charge about 10-20 miles of range per hour. These work best for vehicles that can charge overnight or all-day when possible.

Level 3 Charging:

The fastest chargers available, these are found at most commercial locations. They can charge about 60-80 miles of range in about 20 minutes, allowing you to get back on the road quickly.

Eager to learn more? Contact Bob Valenti Chevrolet Inc. to learn more about EVs and schedule a test drive in your preferred model!

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