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Electric Vehicles

The electric vehicle charging station at the Pueblo West Library has a Level 2 and Level 3 charger. As an electric cooperative, San Isabel Electric works hard to be a valuable part of the communities we serve. Giving the community and our members the opportunity to experience and learn about electric vehicles – transportation technology of the future – is an example of how we are trying to live up to that commitment. 

To compare the total cost of ownership, or find calculators on driving for different types of vehicles, visit the U.S. Department of Energy and look for the Electric Drive Cost Calculator or the Carbon Counter from MIT.

Frequently Asked Questions

Electric and Plug-in hybrid electric cars, once considered a high-tech, expensive novelty, are becoming increasingly common. In fact, several models from mainstream brands have now been sold for years. But many people still have questions about cost, charging, maintenance, and more that they need answers to before they can consider purchasing one as their next vehicle. If you are one of those people, click here to find answers to those questions and help with your decision on whether or not a PHEV or EV car is right for you.

Benefits

Plug-in electric vehicle and electric vehicle ownership has its benefits. Not only are they fun and practical, they also reduce emissions and save you money. Electric motors react more quickly than conventional vehicles and are more responsive. Because charging stations are located in a variety of places such as your home and the local library, you can plug-in and have your vehicle charged up at any time. You may never need to visit a gas station again. EVs can also reduce the emissions that contribute to climate change and smog, improving public health and reducing ecological damage. Click here to read more about the benefits of choosing a PHEV or EV as your next vehicle.

 

Tax Credits, Rebates, and Incentives

Colorado has the greatest amount of electric vehicle tax incentives and rebates available to residents. Incentives are claimed when buyers or lessors file their U.S. income taxes. Rebates are claimed at the time of purchase or lease. San Isabel Electric members are eligible to receive $3,000 off of the 2018 Nissan Leaf until January 2, 2019. Click here for more information. To claim the Nissan Leaf rebate, San Isabel Electric members must present a San Isabel Electric bill with the buyer’s name on the bill and proof of residence to a participating Nissan dealership.

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