Electric Vehicles

Make Your Next Car Electric
Make Your Next Car Electric

More than a money-saving alternative or an environmentally responsible decision, it’s a logical choice. With sticker prices dropping and ranges exceeding 200 miles (on average, Americans drive less than 30 miles each day), more families are clearing garage space for an electric vehicle (EV), with many making it their second car.

AFFORDABLE
INCENTIVES
Federal incentives can take as much as $7,500 off the sticker price of any EV.
Federal Incentives
EGALLON SAVINGS
When compared to buying gasoline, fueling up with electricity is a whole lot cheaper.
Regular gas vs. the eGallon
LOWER RATES
Sure, OG&E rates are below the national average, with winter rates great for EV drivers. But we can help you save more money…
Switch to SmartHours: Charge up with nearly half-price electricity.
Federal Incentives
In addition to federal and state incentives, most every auto insurance company is now offering discounts for drivers of hybrid or electric cars. Why not check with your insurance company?
Many plug-in buyers are choosing to lease rather than buy an EV. And with a growing pre-owned market, make sure to check with local dealerships. Today, there are more options than ever when you go electric.
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Regular gas vs. the eGallon
Whether you’re driving to work, or out of town, how much are you spending on gas … when you could use electricity? The eGallon calculator from the Department of Energy provides the answer—showing you how much it costs to drive the same distance on electricity or a gallon of gasoline. You’ll find fueling with gas can cost more than three times the price of electricity (since gas prices fluctuate based on international demand). Give it a try.
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Switch to SmartHours
OG&E helps EV drivers charge cheaper. In winter months, November through April, you pay less than half of the standard rate for any usage over 600 kWh (which is more than the average household will use).
Money-saving programs help too. During summer, switch to SmartHours and charge your EV with nearly half-price, off-peak electricity on weekdays and all weekend—at only 5¢ per kWh. With some EVs being able to travel five miles on one kWh, you could spend as little as 1¢ per mile to power your EV!
It’s a fact: Every month, OG&E has rates well below the national average (and much lower than gas pump prices).
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RELIABLE
LOW MAINTENANCE
No more oil changes. Or spark plugs. Or fan belts. So, there’s much less maintenance.
TOP PERFORMANCE
You’ve heard about the efficiency and low cost, but check out the electric feeling of new high-tech EVs.
HIGH TECH
From the state-of-the-art amenities, to the head-rush of immediate torque and the prestige of ‘going green,’ EVs are an exciting investment.
No oil or spark plug changes. Same for fan belts, or any other replacement parts for a car that runs on gas. What’s more, the brakes on an electric car also have a longer life because EVs slow down by reversing the electric motor rather than by mechanical friction. This means an EV is not only a ‘green choice,’ but an economic choice.
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While there are many different makes and models of electric cars, you can sense the instant torque and acceleration on most any—zero to 60 is quick and quiet. Literally, because electric motors make no noise and provide the quietest ride available. Also, with the battery weight so low in the vehicle, and since all their torque is available from a standstill, EVs can be remarkably agile—like a sports car.
It could be the biggest myth. You might think electric vehicles are sluggish and a dull experience. You’d be wrong. We’ve talked about the exciting ride, but the ‘cool factor’ of driving an EV is off the charts. All the techy amenities are there, from rear-view cameras to connectivity. And thanks to the ‘Tesla glow,’ many who switch to the eco-friendly status of driving an EV will never look back. Oh, and they’re literally cool too, since EVs emit significantly less heat than gas-powered vehicles.
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ECO-FRIENDLY
ZERO EMISSIONS
Since they have no tailpipe, and produce no byproducts of combustion, all EVs are zero-emission vehicles.
CHOOSE WIND
OG&E is a pioneer in wind energy. So EV drivers can sign up, and double up on their commitment to a clean future.
Switch to OG&E Wind Power
GO SOLAR
Together, we’ve made our state a renewable energy leader. And we’re now generating power from the sun.
Commit to OG&E Solar Power
All-electric cars have no tailpipe. Not a one. And because they have no heat or byproducts of gasoline combustion, EVs are zero-emission vehicles. The DOE reports that a car running on gas emits 75 lbs. of CO2 during a 100-mile trip. Compare that to 32 lbs. of CO2 emitted from a power plant to generate enough electricity to power an EV for the same 100 miles. And when you rely on OG&E’s renewable power, like solar or wind, the emissions are even less for EVs.
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Switch to OG&E Wind Power
Can you believe it costs just pennies a day to ensure a better future? The OKC Thunder believe it. So do more homeowners and businesses. More and more customers are choosing abundant, renewable OG&E Wind Power. And signing up is a breeze. Simply choose your wind power commitment, then for a few more pennies each day you’ll cut your carbon footprint and move our country a little closer to energy independence. Join the wind revolution.
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Commit to OG&E Solar Power
While the OG&E Solar Power program is currently sold out, you can join the waiting list and stake your claim—like EV drivers—as a renewable energy pioneer. Solar benefits are easy to understand. As electricity production costs increase over time, OG&E’s Solar Power comes with a life-long price—guaranteed to never be higher than it is now while the solar farm is producing. And during summer months, you’ll receive great discounts during off-peak hours. Learn more about this bright idea.
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AFFORDABLE
INCENTIVES
Federal Incentives
In addition to federal and state incentives, most every auto insurance company is now offering discounts for drivers of hybrid or electric cars. Why not check with your insurance company?
Many plug-in buyers are choosing to lease rather than buy an EV. And with a growing pre-owned market, make sure to check with local dealerships. Today, there are more options than ever when you go electric.
Close
EGALLON SAVINGS
Regular gas vs. the eGallon
Whether you’re driving to work, or out of town, how much are you spending on gas … when you could use electricity? The eGallon calculator from the Department of Energy provides the answer—showing you how much it costs to drive the same distance on electricity or a gallon of gasoline. You’ll find fueling with gas can cost more than three times the price of electricity (since gas prices fluctuate based on international demand). Give it a try.
Close
LOWER RATES
Switch to SmartHours
OG&E helps EV drivers charge cheaper. In winter months, November through April, you pay less than half of the standard rate for any usage over 600 kWh (which is more than the average household will use).
Money-saving programs help too. During summer, switch to SmartHours and charge your EV with nearly half-price, off-peak electricity on weekdays and all weekend—at only 5¢ per kWh. With some EVs being able to travel five miles on one kWh, you could spend as little as 1¢ per mile to power your EV!
Close
RELIABLE
LOW MAINTENANCE
No oil or spark plug changes. Same for fan belts, or any other replacement parts for a car that runs on gas. What’s more, the brakes on an electric car also have a longer life because EVs slow down by reversing the electric motor rather than by mechanical friction. This means an EV is not only a ‘green choice,’ but an economic choice.
Close
TOP PERFORMANCE
While there are many different makes and models of electric cars, you can sense the instant torque and acceleration on most any—zero to 60 is quick and quiet. Literally, because electric motors make no noise and provide the quietest ride available. Also, with the battery weight so low in the vehicle, and since all their torque is available from a standstill, EVs can be remarkably agile—like a sports car.
HIGH TECH
It could be the biggest myth. You might think electric vehicles are sluggish and a dull experience. You’d be wrong. We’ve talked about the exciting ride, but the ‘cool factor’ of driving an EV is off the charts. All the techy amenities are there, from rear-view cameras to connectivity. And thanks to the ‘Tesla glow,’ many who switch to the eco-friendly status of driving an EV will never look back. Oh, and they’re literally cool too, since EVs emit significantly less heat than gas-powered vehicles.
Close
ECO-FRIENDLY
ZERO EMISSIONS
Since they have no tailpipe, and produce no byproducts of combustion, all EVs are zero-emission vehicles.
All-electric cars have no tailpipe. Not a one. And because they have no heat or byproducts of gasoline combustion, EVs are zero-emission vehicles. The DOE reports that a car running on gas emits 75 lbs. of CO2 during a 100-mile trip. Compare that to 32 lbs. of CO2 emitted from a power plant to generate enough electricity to power an EV for the same 100 miles. And when you rely on OG&E’s renewable power, like solar or wind, the emissions are even less for EVs.
Close
CHOOSE WIND
Switch to OG&E Wind Power
Can you believe it costs just pennies a day to ensure a better future? The OKC Thunder believe it. So do more homeowners and businesses. More and more customers are choosing abundant, renewable OG&E Wind Power. And signing up is a breeze. Simply choose your wind power commitment, then for a few more pennies each day you’ll cut your carbon footprint and move our country a little closer to energy independence. Join the wind revolution.
Close
GO SOLAR
Commit to OG&E Solar Power
While the OG&E Solar Power program is currently sold out, you can join the waiting list and stake your claim—like EV drivers—as a renewable energy pioneer. Solar benefits are easy to understand. As electricity production costs increase over time, OG&E’s Solar Power comes with a life-long price—guaranteed to never be higher than it is now while the solar farm is producing. And during summer months, you’ll receive great discounts during off-peak hours. Learn more about this bright idea.
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Calculate Your Savings
Ready for a test drive?
After adding up your savings and choosing your model, why not take an EV for a spin? It a great experience. And we’ve got these handy suggestions to make your test drive even more rewarding. Try these tips.
How to charge an EV (P.S. It’s easy)

Charge up at home overnight using a standard wall outlet. Or install a level 2 plug in your garage—like you use for a dryer—for faster charging. Or simply stop by a charging station, they’re popping up all over. There are multiple options when powering your new electric vehicle.

The Facts
CHARGERS TYPES OF CHARGERS
There are different levels of charging to meet your needs. Learn the three main categories:

  • Level 1 - Typically a portable charger, it provides up to 5 miles in range for each hour charging.
  • Level 2 - Typically a hardwired charger installed at your residence, workplace or public parking, which provides up to 20 miles in range for each hour charging.
  • Level 3 (DC Fast Charge) - Located exclusively at public parking areas, these can provide up to 70 miles in range per 20 minutes of charging.
CHARGING TIMES CHARGING TIMES
Questions about charging electric cars? We hook you up with answers.


NETWORK NETWORK
There’s a growing infrastructure of public quick-charging stations nationwide. And PlugShare helps find the right one for you.
Consultation

Don’t forget to talk to your electrician or local companies and contractors. They can offer more tips about what’s best for a personal home charging station.

The Facts