Electric Vehicle Programs Charge Ahead

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Map in Austin Energy Service Area
Electric Vehicle Charging Station Map in Austin Energy Service Area

 

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Map in Austin Energy Service AreaAustin Energy (AE) has been a world leader in electric transportation since 2006 when it first began to promote the technology.  Since then, AE has continued to work with customers, automakers, contractors, local governments, and electric utilities to enable and promote increasing numbers of Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs).

The Plug-in EVerywhere™ Public Network

Austin Energy installed the first PEV charging infrastructure in the region funded from a U.S. Department of Energy grant.  AE has grown this network from 113 to over 500 charging ports at retail, workplace, multifamily, and fleet locations throughout Austin. In 2017, customers benefit from unlimited “fill-ups” for a flat fee of $4.17 per month powered by 100% renewable energy through Austin Energy’s GreenChoice® program.

Home Charging, Rebates and Special Rates

The vast majority of PEV charging occurs overnight at the owner ’s home.  AE  customers are eligible to receive a rebate of 50% (up to $1,500) for a Level 2 (240V) home charging station.  AE customers enjoy access to a residential time-of-use rate, EV360SM, for EV drivers to encourage off-peak charging while saving them money.

Multifamily Charging

Over 40% of Austin’s population lives in multifamily properties, and with Austin’s growing PEV community, AE needs to understand electric vehicle charging habits at multifamily properties in order to continue to build the right infrastructure for increased PEV adoption. Multifamily presents unique challenges for EV charging, and Austin Energy is working with these communities to deploy more infrastructure.  To date, over 30 multifamily properties in Austin have installed charging for electric vehicles.

Electric Drive Showcase

Austin Energy has developed a showcase for sustainable

transportation in the heart of downtown Austin, called Electric  Drive. Electric  Drive features a DC fast charger that

meets both standards for EV charging, as well as Level 2 charging for customers to use while they are downtown.  A

solar powered kiosk has been installed that includes Level

1 charging for electric bikes, scooters, motorcycles, and mopeds.  Electric Drive is an integral part of the downtown

redevelopment known as the Seaholm Ecodistrict, which

features sustainability innovations.

Electrifying The Austin Bergstrom International Airport

Air quality issues have become an increasingly important

issue for airports located in metropolitan areas.  Austin Energy and Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA)

are actively working to reduce their carbon footprint. The two entities have partnered together to install 20 fast chargers for ground service equipment vehicles that are used on the airfield.  These charging stations, which use GreenChoice® renewable electricity, will reduce annual gas

and diesel consumption by an estimated 40,000 gallons.

To learn more about what Austin Energy is doing to support electric vehicles, visit pluginaustin.com.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES FOR MODEL YEAR 2017

Below is a list of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles and dedicated Electric Vehicles with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) in model year 2017 below $60,000.  (Tesla Model 3 will not be marketed until 2018.)

Model

Electric Range

MSRP

Web Site

Miles/Kwh

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Audi A3 E-Tron

16

$38,900

audiusa.com

1.8

BMW 330e

14

$43,600

bmwusa.com

2

Chevy Volt

53

$33,220

chevrolet.com

2.9

Chrysler Pacifica

30

$43,100

chrysler.com

1.7

Ford C-Max Energi

19

$32,600

ford.com

2.5

Ford Fusion Energi

19

$33,900

ford.com

2.5

Hyundai Sonata PHEV

27

$34,600

hyundaiusa.com

2.7

Mercedes C350 PHEV

20

$46,400

mbusa.com

3.3

Toyota Prius PHEV Prime

25

$27,100

toyota.com/priusprime

2.8

Electric Vehicles

BMW i3

81

$42,400

bmwusa.com

3.7

Chevrolet Bolt

238

$37,500

chevrolet.com

4

Chevrolet Spark EV

82

$26,000

chevrolet.com

4.3

Fiat 500e

84

$31,800

fiatusa.com/en/500e

3.5

Ford Focus Electric

76

$29,200

ford.com

2.3

Hyundai Ioniq

124

$29,500

hyundaiusa.com/ioniq

4.4

Kia Soul EV

93

$34,500

kia.com

3.4

Mercedes B-Class Electric

85

$39,900

mbusa.com

3

Mitsubishi i-MiEV

62

$23,000

mitsubishicars.com

3.9

Nissan LEAF

107

$30,680

nissanusa.com

3.6

Smart Electric Drive

68

$25,000

smartusa.com

4

Tesla Model 3

215

$35,000

tesla.com/model3

NA

Volkswagen E-Golf

83

$29,000

vw.com/models/e-golf

3.5

 

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