Electric Vehicles (EVs) can be cheaper to fuel and operate. Electric engines are also more durable and require less maintenance than internal combustion. The University of Minnesota Extension Alternative Vehicle Decision Tool helps you weigh out the lifecycle costs of ownership. The Department of Energy electric eGallon compares the cost of fueling an electric vehicle to a gallon of gasoline. The DOE also provides a Fuel Economy comparison and information about Alternative Fuel Vehicles.
Air Quality Index
Increasingly, pollutants such as fine particles and ozone cause the Air Quality Index to suffer. More than one-third of the toxic air pollutant emissions in Minnesota come from cars and trucks. EVs produce no tailpipe emissions and may be a part of the solution to balance the need for clean air with the mobility that society demands.