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Driving electric cars into your future.

Meet your incredibly ordinary electric car.

Affordable to Buy

Thanks to new technology and competition, many electric cars are priced closely to their gas-powered cousins. The latest models.

Keeps You Going

With an average of 160–240 miles per charge and a growing network of charging stations, it's fun and easy to get there and back. The fun factor.

Affordable to Own

The annual cost of an electric car's maintenance is about 60 percent less than that of a gas model. Calculate my savings.

Easy to Refuel

Just plug it into a home outlet or use one of thousands of quick-charge stations, which allow you to recharge 80 percent of your battery in 30 minutes or less. Find public charging stations.

See how electric cars are
AFFORDABLE TO BUY

Affordable to Buy

Thanks to new technology and competition, many electric cars are priced closely to their gas-powered cousins. The latest models.

See how electric cars
KEEP YOU GOING

Keeps You Going

With an average of 160–240 miles per charge and a growing network of charging stations, it's fun and easy to get there and back. The fun factor.

See how electric cars are
AFFORDABLE TO OWN

Affordable to Own

The annual cost of an electric car's maintenance is about 60 percent less than that of a gas model. Calculate my savings.

See how electric cars are
EASY TO REFUEL

Easy to Refuel

Just plug it into a home outlet or use one of thousands of quick-charge stations, which allow you to recharge 80 percent of your battery in 30 minutes or less. Find charging stations.

 

We're Here to Help

Where Can I Recharge?

For starters, there's no place like home. The majority of charging is done at home and most all electric cars can plug into an ordinary household outlet (110V or Level I) to top off their batteries for your commute or daily errands. Many households and apartment complexes have installed Level II Fast Chargers (240V, like a clothes dryer outlet) that can fully recharge a car in about three hours. Many companies offer workplace chargers, so you can recharge while you work. And locally and nationally, tens of thousands of Fast and Super public chargers are available to find wherever you want to go, using your PC or smartphone at Plugshare.

How Do I Get a Home Charging Station?

Many manufacturers now make Level II chargers with meters or timers. Chargers are available at local big box hardware stores like Lowe’s or Home Depot.  A 240V plug (like a dryer outlet), can provide up to 30 miles of range per hour of charging. Work with your electrical contractor to evaluate your home's wiring, electrical outlets and other hardware that can support the charging requirements of your new electric vehicle.

Can I Get Charging Stations For My Apartment/Condo?

As electric cars grow popular, convenient charging stations are a great amenity for residential housing. Talk to your building owner or manager about your electric car needs. They can contact SWEPCO to discuss necessary electrical services and support.

Can I Get Charging Stations For My Business?

Offering charging services to your customers is a draw and a courtesy for customers: with Fast Chargers, they can get an 80% charge in as little as 30 minutes — charging while they dine or shop. If you have company cars, workplace charging stations make a lot of sense. For just a few dollars per week, workplace charging lets you offer a plug-in perk for your employees; allowing them to leave on a full charge. Visit Energy Conversion Hub or email SWEPCO to learn more about our workplace charger resources and services.

Where Can I Find a Qualified Contractor?

Contact your local Better Business Bureau for recommendations, then contact the electrician or contractor to discuss your charging station requirements and their relevant experience.

 

The Tools You Need

The Best Electric Car Tools and Resources

At SWEPCO, we've searched the Internet to provide you with objective, third-party information and tools about the electric car experience and the resources that make selecting and driving your electric car easier and convenient.

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Electric Car Benefits

Longer Range

Virtually No Maintenance

Up to 60% Lower Fuel Costs

Charging is Convenient

Powerful Incentives

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Local Offers and Incentives

The federal government, many states and municipalities, and electric car manufacturers and dealerships often offer tax credits, subsidies, incentives and rebates for buyers of electric cars and companies that offer public charging stations. SWEPCO customers are eligible for a discount up to $3,500 (off MSRP) for the 2019 Nissan LEAF.  Contact SWEPCO for other current offers and incentives in our area.

 

AEP Advocacy

We're watching and shaping a revolution. A revolution of electric cars. Business models, investments and investors, and infrastructure are evolving to create new, smart strategies for the future. We're working with our customers and communities to support charging infrastructure to make electric cars attractive to drive and charging easy to access.  

We believe the future holds boundless opportunities to come together with communities to build the future of energy. And electric cars are a key feature of a future sustainable economy.  Our electric infrastructure will be robust, and our capacity is great to help businesses and communities build out charging facilities.     

We believe policymakers can leverage our local energy companies' unparalleled capabilities to support long-lasting electric car charging in communities. We're working together with state and local governments, regulators, economic development partners, businesses and technology experts to seek incentives, funding and other resources for both electric car buyers as well as businesses ready to install charging stations.

When we think about it, supporting electric cars and charging stations are just more ways that we're working to build a brighter future for us all.