Use Solar Panels to Offset the Cost of Charging an Electric Car

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Investing in an electric car is a great way to reduce your reliance on fossil fuels. Instead of filling the car with gasoline, your transportation is charged by plugging it into a charging dock at home or available charging spaces in public locations.

Environmentally-minded consumers love the option to have emissions-free transportation without spending a lot of money on technology.

Cost of Electricity to Power Your Car

Even though electric cars are becoming more affordable, you still need to consider the increased utility costs that will be incurred. You’re no longer paying for gasoline, but you will notice that your electricity bill goes up.

Your car’s electric needs vary depending on the type of car you have and how much you drive. Plug in America recently reported that about 30 kWh of electricity is required to power an electric vehicle for about 100 miles.

In the United States, the average cost per kWh is $.12 for first-tier customers. Estimating that a person drives 15,000 miles per year in an electric vehicle means that your utility bill will be approximately $540 higher over the course of the year.

In comparison, let’s assume that the average cost for a gallon of gasoline is $2.50. If you drive 15,000 miles in a year using a gasoline-powered car, then it means you’ll spend around $1,500 per year (depending on the gas mileage of your vehicle).

Solar Power Can Charge Your Car

This is where the benefits of a home solar power system come into the picture. Installing the right size of the solar power system means that you can have plenty of energy to power your home and charge your car at the same time.

If you are planning to install solar panels and intend to own an electric car, then talk to our team about these electricity needs. We’ll help by calculating the amount of power your family needs, then put together a personalized plan to ensure you have a sufficient number of solar panels included in your installation.

New Day Solar is here to assist if you’d like to enjoy the benefits of solar power at home. Call today to book a consultation with a knowledgeable solar professional at (855) 444-6329.