ComEd Toolkit Helps Customers Navigate Purchasing an Electric Vehicle
Resource is a one-stop-shop for navigating EV market options, available incentives, rate plans, and charging needs
“As part of our commitment to creating a cleaner and brighter future for every community in northern
To help customers plan as demand for EVs grows, ComEd’s EV Toolkit offers a variety of interactive features for those considering EVs as well as those who have already bought an EV. Customers can use the EV Toolkit to:
- Calculate Cost Savings – get a real-time look at your potential savings from switching from a gas vehicle to an EV by plugging in data on your miles driven, current gas prices and more.
- Review Vehicles and Chargers - peruse a list of EV vehicle brands and models currently available for purchase, and if you have the option to install in-home charging, choose a charger that meets your needs.
- Search Incentives – review a list of available state rebates and federal tax credits, and how to qualify for incentives before you buy.
- New EV Owner – find out about available service rate options to maximize savings based on the time you charge and register your EV with ComEd to help ensure your home is EV ready.
- Public Charging Locator – search a map of over 500 public charging stations in the area, and where to charge for free, according to your zip code.
For those considering an EV, the benefits of new zero-emissions cars provide a range of consumer savings and benefits. This includes significant savings, due to the efficiency of EV engines and their 100 percent use of electricity replacing the high cost of gasoline. EVs also are known to save customers over an equivalent gasoline-powered car, with an estimated
“As the widespread availability of EVs grows, charging infrastructure matures and government incentives make EVs more affordable, mass consumer education is critical now more than ever before,” said
In addition to saving at the pump, customers can look forward to broad environmental improvements generated by the transition to EVs. The
“Electric vehicles help to reduce air pollution, which improves local air quality and leads to fewer people with lung disease,” said
Electrifying transportation – including cars and public transit – can create tangible health benefits for all communities and families across northern
In fact, EVs can reduce air pollutants in the areas that would benefit most: diverse and low-income communities. For example, the City of Chicago’s Air Quality and Health Index reports the areas with the worst air quality and health indices are also neighborhoods where people of color make up a higher share of the population, and moreover, these communities are more likely to live close to industrial facilities and busy transit routes, where air pollutant emissions are higher.
Beyond the EV Toolkit, ComEd is committed to helping customers navigate new technology options, and to promote EV adoption broadly throughout the region. Just last month, ComEd announced its Beneficial Electrification (BE) plan, which, pending approval by the
The BE plan is designed to expand adoption by providing direct support to residential, business, school district and governmental partners. While the EV Toolkit is designed for residential customers, ComEd has also recently launched programs geared toward its other customer classes. This includes the EV Readiness program, a collaboration with the
Additionally, ComEd has begun piloting fleet assessment for large customers, and currently encourages businesses who are considering large-scale EV integration to contact us at EVBusiness@comed.com
For more information on EVs and to access the toolkit, visit www.comed.com/EV