EV Buyers Guide Infographic and Transcript

Infographic summarizing the transition to zero-emission vehicles, including the roadmap to a sustainable future, types of electric vehicles, ownership considerations, charging options and costs, and locations for charging EVs.

First Section: Transition to Zero-Emission Vehicles.
Your Roadmap to a Sustainable Future. Are you ready to drive a greener, more sustainable vehicle? Washington and Oregon have joined in the Charge with California to push toward a sustainable future with zero-emission vehicles. Dick Hanna is here to help you navigate the transition with ease. Our Extensive inventory of electric vehicles (EVs) combined with state incentives and our expert guidance ensures that you can drive towards a cleaner future with Confidence.

Second Section: The Road Ahead.
By 2035, all new vehicles sold or registered in Washington and Oregon must be zero-emitting. This gradual transition ensures a smooth shift towards sustainable transportation. Let’s Take a look at the timeline.
Starting in 2023: 35% of new passenger vehicle sales must be EVs.
Yearly Increase: EV Sales requirements rise by 6 to 9% annually.
By 2035: All vehicles covered by the rule must be zero-emissions.

Third Section: Types of Electric Vehicles(EVs).
Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs): Zero-emission vehicles powered solely by electricity, such as the Chevy Bolt and the Nissan Leaf.
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs): Vehicles with both electric and combustion engine capabilities, like the Toyota Prius Prime and the Kia Niro PHEV.
Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs): Fuel-efficient vehicles that combine electric and internal combustion engines, such as the Toyota Camry Hybrid and Ford Fusions Hybrid.

Forth Section: EV Ownership Considerations. Understanding the advantage and considerations of each EV Type will help you make an informed decision.
BEVs: Plus – Zero tailpipe emissions, energy-efficient, and lower maintenance costs.
Negative – Limited driving range, longer charging times, and higher upfront costs. PHEVs: Plus – Flexibility with both electric and gasoline power, longer driving range, and lower fuel costs.
Negative – Higher upfront costs and limited electric range.
HEVs: Plus – Excellent fuel efficiency, lower emissions, and lower fuel costs
Negative – Limited electric-only ranger and higher maintenance costs.

Fifth Section: Charging Options Made Easy
Charging your EV is convenient and accessible, with various options available to fit your lifestyle and needs.
Lever 1 Charging – Standard 120-volt household outlet. Take up to 20 hours to fully charge a BEV
Level 2 Charging – 240-volt dedicated charging stations. Fully charges a BEV in 4-8 hours.
DC Fast Charging – 480-volt charger. Charges a BEV up to 80% in just 30 minutes.

Sixth Section: Chargers Needed & Potential Costs
Understanding the types of chargers required and the associated costs will help you plan ahead.
Level 1 Chargers – Included with your vehicle purchase.
Level 2 Chargers – Requires professional installation. Costs range from $500-$1,500
DC fast Chargers – Requires professional installation. Costs range from $30,000 – $50,000

Seventh Section: Charging Costs
Plan for the potential costs of charging your EV.
Level 1 Charging – Approximately $0.03 per mile
Level 2 Charging – Approximately $0.02 per mile
DC Fast Charging – Approximately $0.20 per mile

Eighth Section: Where can I charge my EV?
See your potential options for charging your EV.
Home Charging Stations – The state is offering incentives to help with this transition, including adding a 220V hook-up to homes across the state, plus financial incentives.
Workplace Charging – Some employers offer charging stations for their employees.
Public Charging Stations – Available at various locations like parking lots, rest stops, and malls.

Final Section: Embrace the Future of transportation with confidence, knowing that Dick Hannah is here to guide you every step of the way. With an excellent inventory of EVs, state incentives, and expert staff, we’ll help you through the transition to zero-emission vehicles in a way that is seamless and hassle-free.