Electric vehicles come in all shape and sizes. They’ve improved greatly since they were first introduced and are gaining popularity. There are new models hitting the market every day, and ComEd’s innovative online EV toolkit helps customers understand what to look for and why owning an EV is the smart transportation choice. As electricity is the fuel for an EV, it is important for drivers to be able to easily find public charging stations when out on the road. One toolkit feature is the interactive map, which allows drivers to enter a ZIP code to locate the nearest public charging station.
For EV fueling at home, ComEd has several rate options for residential customers: Fixed-Price rate (BES), Hourly Pricing rate (BESH) and a Time-of-Day pilot rate (RTOD). In addition, customers can explore supply rate options from electric suppliers other than ComEd. These expanded opportunities may allow customers to save money while shrinking their carbon footprint. Utilizing an interactive display, customers can choose to learn more about different EV models, their estimated prices and performance attributes, and the ComEd residential energy rates that are available.
ComEd also provides a checklist for customers to get their homes EV ready. The checklist explains the two levels of home charging, the vital importance of registering vehicles with ComEd before installing a Level 2 charger, typical charge times, power requirements and any additional required equipment.
To help keep customers informed, ComEd.com/EV also provides essential information such as federal tax credits that may apply, the difference between the three most common types of EVs, the key performance element of range per charge and how an average commute could affect a purchase decision.