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ELECTRIFYING
VIRGINIA

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Electrifying Virginia is a statewide campaign with communities and organizations to educate and engage Virginia residents on the benefits and cost savings of Electric Vehicles (EVs).

Join the EV-Revolution and power up your drive in Virginia! Learn more about EVs and let's break the myths. Make the switch to EVs and pave the way for a cleaner, greener future in Virginia.

About

65,800

There are more than 65,800 EVs currently registered in Virginia

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2035

100% of all new car sales in Virginia

will be electric by 2035

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$1.00

The cost of driving an electric vehicle in Virginia is equivalent to $1/gallon fuel

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4,083

There are currently 4,083 EV Chargers in Virginia which are accessible to the public.

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What's an EV?

Electric vehicles, also known as EVs, are automobiles powered by electricity stored in rechargeable batteries instead of traditional internal combustion engines. They offer several advantages over conventional vehicles, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved energy efficiency, and quieter operation. Electric vehicles come in various forms, ranging from all-electric models that solely rely on battery power to plug-in hybrid vehicles that combine battery power with an internal combustion engine. These vehicles are multimodal, ranging from e-bikes to heavy-duty freight trucks. 

Did you know?

As more and more cities around the country aim to reduce their carbon footprint, it is likely that Electric Vehicles have become an increasingly important part of the transportation ecosystem.


These Auto manufacturers that have set all EV targets by 2030: BMW, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Nissan, Stellantis, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo.

Virgnia has joined 16 other states and Washington D.C. in adopting Clean Car Standards and has set a mandate that all new vehicles sold in VA must be electric by 2035. In addition, Virginia passed a Total Cost of Ownership law that requires the state to consider total cost of vehicles when purchased and must purchase electric vehicles over gas vehicles where the total cost is less

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Going Electric in
VIRGINIA

Electric vehicles (EVs) have emerged as a game-changer in the automotive industry, offering an eco-friendly and sustainable mode of transportation. In Virginia, USA, EV adoption has gained significant momentum, reshaping the way people commute and contributing to the state's environmental and economic goals.

 

Drivers are leading the way toward a greener and better future, and the state of Virginia is committed to supporting them. By going electric, Virginia drivers will experience COST SAVINGS through lower maintenance costs and fuel savings, AFFORDABILITY through charging discounts, exclusive company bonuses, and government incentives to help keep money in their pockets all while making communities in Virginia HEALTHIER and SAFER.

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Incentives

Incentives and Benefits of EVs

Up to $7,500 towards the purchase of an EV

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Federal Tax Credit

Starting with a Federal tax credit or point-of-sale rebate, EV buyers can receive up to $7,500 for purchasing a new EV.

Pre-owned EVs

EV buyers can receive up to $4,000 towards the purchase of a pre-owned EV.

Reduced Emissions

EVs produce zero tailpipe emissions, which can help to reduce air pollution and improve air quality in Virginia.

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EV Charger Rewards

Dominion Energy rewards residents with an annual $40 payment for enrolling in the Demand Response program. Additionally, Dominion Energy takes care of the installation and upkeep of Level 2 residential charging stations, all at a fixed monthly rate.

Electric Trucks Incentive

Up to $40,000 Tax Credit towards the purchase of a Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles. Incentives up to $200,000 per vehicle port dray truck operators.

EV Charger Rebate

Danville Utilities gives residential customers a $200 rebate for purchasing and installing a Level 2 EV charging station. To qualify, you must also enroll in their time-of-use rate.

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Reduced Fuel Costs

EVs have significantly lower fuel costs than traditional gas-powered vehicles. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average cost to operate an EV in Virginia is about $0.04 per mile, compared to $0.14 per mile for a gas-powered vehicle.

Reduced Maintenance Costs

EVs have fewer moving parts than gas-powered vehicles, which means less maintenance is required over time. This can save EV owners money on maintenance and repairs.

Public Charging Stations

The state of Virginia has an extensive network of public charging stations, making it easy for EV owners to charge their vehicles while they're out and about. Find the nearest public charging station in your area.

Different EVs

The different types of

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Battery-Electric Vehicles (BEV)

Battery-Electric Vehicles (BEV):

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) are powered by an electric motor and use a large battery pack to store energy. They do not have an internal combustion engine and therefore produce no tailpipe emissions. BEVs rely entirely on charging from an external power source, such as a wall outlet or charging station.

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs):

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) have both an electric motor and an internal combustion engine. They can run on electricity alone for a certain distance, after which the internal combustion engine kicks in and the vehicle functions like a regular hybrid. PHEVs can be charged from an external power source or can use the internal combustion engine to recharge the battery.

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Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs):

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Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs):

Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs)

Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) also have both an electric motor and an internal combustion engine, but they cannot be charged from an external power source. Instead, they rely on regenerative braking to recharge the battery and can use the internal combustion engine to generate electricity. HEVs typically have smaller batteries and shorter all-electric ranges than PHEVs.

Multimodal E-Mobility in Virginia

Electric School Bus Program

There are currently 44 school districts in Virginia that are deploying 260 school buses across the state.

Dominion Energy is supporting the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program by offering charger and grid support for schools that receive EPA funding out of the $5 billion available in the program. Replacing diesel buses with electric buses reduces air pollution, lowers costs for schools, and increases safety for students and drivers. 10 school districts in VA have been awarded over $31 million through the EPA for 80 buses. Lynchburg City, Carrol County, Powhatan County, Wise County, Grayson County, Charlotte County, Franklin City, Goochland County, Floyd County, and Lee County School Districts were all awarded buses through the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program

Check out Dominion Energy's School Buses

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Medium and Heavy Duty Electrification

Up to $40,000 Tax Credit towards the purchase of a Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicles. Incentives up to $200,000 per vehicle port dray truck operators. The State of Virginia joined a multi-state agreement to have 30% of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles be zero-emission by 2030, and 100% by 2050. 

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Electric Public Transit 

Transit Agencies across the state have been adding electric buses to their fleets. Transit agencies in Alexandria, Hampton Roads, Blacksburg, Fairfax, and Charlottesville have all added electric buses to their transit fleets.

Rideshare, Rental Cars, and Fleets

Rental companies including Hertz, Enterprise, Avis, Sixt and more offer a range of EVs to rent for drivers. Rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft are also making commitments to make their fleets 100% EV and helping their drivers make the switch.Towns such as Virginia Beach are also investing in EVs to offer residents to use as part of a rideshare platform in the city.

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Micro-mobility 

Virginians can also take advantage of other forms of electric mobility such as electric bikes and scooters. Virginians can take advantage of these micro mobility options in Arlington, Alexandria, Richmond, Norfolk, Charlottesville, and Fairfax. Arlington County requires micro mobility companies to place at least 13% of their devices in Equity Emphasis Areas.

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EV Pricing

Different EVs at Various Price Points

Prices as of 2024 and are subject to change
Recharged and CarMax both offer used BEVs, HEVs, and PHEVs in the state that are more affordable than new gas-powered vehicles.

Nissan Leaf

Starting at $28,040

Volkswagen ID.4

Starting at $38,995

Chevy Bolt EUV

Starting at $27,800

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Ford Mustang Mach-E

Starting at $42,995

Ford F-150 Lightning

Starting at $49,995

Tesla Model 3

Starting at $29,125

Upcoming Events

February 11th - 14th

Energy Independence Summit 2024

Washington, D.C.

February 16th - 18th

Richmond Auto Show

Richmond, Virginia

February 22nd

Ask an EV Driver: Online Q&A

Virtual

April 4th

2024 Rally in Richmond

Richmond, Virginia

May 22nd - 23rd

VA Transit Association 2023 Annual Conference & Expo

Harrisonburg, Virginia

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