Driving Electric

Electric Vehicles The New Way to Go

Today’s electric vehicles are a smart economic choice and an important piece of our move away from fossil fuels. If you're thinking about buying an EV, MGED can help with incentives, information and expertise.

EV Homecharging WhiteEV Rebates and Incentives for MGED customers

Transportation electrification is an important and smart solution to meet our community carbon reduction goals. And the low cost of ownership helps make EVs accessible to a range of income levels, bringing the benefits of cleaner, cheaper transportation to more households and businesses than ever.

In addition to the cost savings you'll get from driving an EV, you may qualify for MGED rebates and state and federal tax credits.

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Good Smart Reasons to Go EV

 

Why choose an Electric Vehicle?

More and more people are choosing electric vehicles over gas-powered cars to reduce pollution, conserve energy, save money and reduce their carbon footprint. 

No tailpipe emissions. In Massachusetts, more and more of our power will come from renewable and non GHG emitting resources, so replacing your fossil fuel burning car with a clean, efficient electric vehicle is one way to lower your personal carbon footprint. To maximize the environmental benefits, be sure to charge your EV during off-peak times.


EV at Home

Cheaper to operate. Because the average U.S. household spends nearly one-fifth of its total family expenditures on transportation, saving on fuel can make a big difference in terms of the average family's budget. In our area it will cost you about $3.00 to go 100 miles in an electric vehicle, compared to $11 in a gas-powered car. And fewer moving parts make electric vehicles ultra-low maintenance. Tax rebates and EWEB incentives help bring the cost of ownership down even more. Compare annual vehicle energy costs for your daily commute with this interactive EV calculator.


Charging at Home is easyEasy to charge. Electric cars can be conveniently charged in garages or driveways while they're parked overnight using existing outlets. Installing a charging station at home will charge the vehicle even faster. When you're on the go, it's easy to find charging stations around town, throughout the state, and across the country.

Fun to drive. Regenerative braking, high-torque electric motors and other technology innovations are making EVs the driver's choice for a fun, high-performance ride. And today's electric cars can get 100 to 300 miles per full charge.


Charging options

Today's electric cars can get 100 to 300 miles per full charge. When it's time to recharge, many EV owners will charge at home using a standard, three-pronged 120-volt outlet (Level 1) or Level 2 home charger.  MGED offers a $300 rebate to help customers install a Level 2 charging station plus a $5 monthly billing credit to charge off-peak.

Around town, EV drivers can park and charge their vehicles at two downtown parking lots:

  • Middleborough Town Hall accessed on Nickerson Avenue and
  • Jackson Street parking lot close to museums and playgrounds

Ready to start looking for your EV?

Get up to speed on all the basics with this 3-part short video series, An Introduction to Electric Cars. Learn:

  • The variety of choices at dealers today
  • How easy it is to charge an EV at home, at work and in public lots
  • What to look for when you start looking for your first EV and
  • How to get the best mileage, comfort and value while driving EV. (See this video below)

 

Learn more at ENE

 

EV Basics: Electric Car Shopping and Ownership