RealCarTips Logo

Best Cities to Own an Electric Vehicle

December 3, 2015

While an electric vehicle (EV) might seem like a great way to save money on gas, it may not be as big a savings as you think depending on where you live.

According to an article on PluginCars.com, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) conducted a study last year on the cost benefit of owning an EV compared to a gas vehicles in 25 different cities in the United States. They found only four cities -- Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco -- had a total cost of ownership after six years that was below that of a gas-using vehicle. The cost of ownership for an EV in all the other cities was more than owning a gas-powered vehicle. The charts below illustrate the ICCT's findings.

What does this mean for EV car shoppers? Make sure to do your homework - know what incentives your state and city governments offer to help make owning an electric vehicle worth your while.

And as always, I recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and RydeShopper to find the best deals on electric vehicles in your local area. Chart
Image courtesy PluginCars.com



Chart
Image courtesy PluginCars.com

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar and RydeShopper are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan

Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
  • Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
  • Latest Car Buying Scams and Tricks
  • The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
  • Which Cars You Should Avoid
Enter Your Email Below

(Absolutely NO SPAM, easy to unsubscribe)
×

Gregg Fidan

About: Gregg Fidan


Gregg Fidan is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

Latest Weekly Car Buying Tips    RSS Feed

July 2, 2020
June 25, 2020
June 18, 2020
June 11, 2020
June 4, 2020
May 28, 2020
May 21, 2020
May 14, 2020
May 7, 2020
April 30, 2020
April 23, 2020
April 16, 2020
April 9, 2020
April 2, 2020
March 26, 2020
March 19, 2020
March 12, 2020
March 5, 2020
February 27, 2020
February 20, 2020
February 13, 2020
February 6, 2020
I welcome your car buying questions. Email Me and I'll be glad to answer them!