Switching to an electric vehicle doesn’t mean making changes to your day-to-day lifestyle. The range of modern EVs are enough to cover the average Indiana resident’s weekly commute When considering an EV, range is often the first question on your mind. Even the shortest-range EVs are enough to cover daily commutes with charging scheduled for overnight. Use the graph of popular EVs to see which has the best fit for your daily driving needs, or your next road trip. Use the buyer’s guide to find more ranges and vehicle types to better fit your needs.
Driving an EV saves money on fuel. Utilities and local power providers are leading Indiana’s transition to electric vehicles by offering access to vehicles, incentives, and special electric rates. EV owners benefit from reduced or fixed electric rates during “Time of Use” (TOU) periods known as “Off-Peak” hours. Charging an EV overnight during “off-peak” hours will reduce load on the grid and will reduce your price per Kilowatt Hour. Check your local power provider to see incentives and rates.
Find your utility below to see what benefits they offer, their Time of Use hours, and contact information for further research.
Indiana Michigan Power offers a time-of-use (TOU) rate to residential customers for PEV. TOU rate off-peak hours are between 9pm and 7am Monday through Friday and all-day Saturday and Sunday. Indiana Michigan Power may require customers to install a metering system that is capable of separately tracking PEV charging. See the I&M Charge at Home Page for more information.
Indiana Michigan Power’s IM Plugged In Program offers rebates for businesses, fleets, and multi-unit buildings. Participating customers may be eligible to receive a one-time enrollment rebate of $250 for 240 volt wiring and/or Level 2 EV charger with proof of qualifying purchase, or a 5-year revenue credit through Contribution In Aid of Construction. See the I&M Charge at Work Page for more information.
The Indianapolis Power & Light Co is now AES Indiana and offers special EV charging rates, including year-round time-of-use (TOU) for residential and business customers who own a licensed PEV. Customers who are considering purchasing Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment should contact IPL to discuss the benefits and requirements of participating in the program. See the AES Electric Vehicles page for more information.
Duke Energy offers one of the lowest electricity costs in the Midwest. Charging your electric vehicle at home is inexpensive and convenient. You’ll be able to charge at the standard residential electric rate, which varies but is typically less than fuel costs. Find out more information the Duke Energy Electric Vehicle Page.
Electricity Co-operatives and Rural Electric Membership Corporations (REMC) offer non-metropolitan and rural communities the opportunity to develop and own their own electricity. Unlike investor-owned utilities, profits are reinvested or redistributed to the company. Contact your Indiana Co-op and REMC to find out how they are preparing for electric vehicles.
All-electric and plug-in hybrid cars purchased new in or after 2010 may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. The credit amount will vary based on the manufacturer, number of units sold per year, and capacity of the battery used to power the vehicle. View current federal tax incentives for your next vehicle purchase.
New EV owners will need support from educated sales and delivery staff, and new electric vehicles will require maintenance from trained technicians. While maintenance requirements on electric vehicles are substantially less than internal combustion vehicles, they still require maintenance on wheels, tires, brakes, suspension, internal cabin features, and on rarer occasions, batteries and motors. Visit Electric For All to find a certified dealer near you.
Plug In America offers in-person and web-based electric vehicle dealer training plus tools for dealers to confidently sell EVs and to support the specific needs of EV customers.
Electric vehicles come in all shapes and sizes. See how schools, municipalities, and businesses are benefiting from adding electric vehicles to their fleets to reduce fuel and maintenance costs. Contact the Drive Electric Indiana team to address your unique fleet needs.