Hybrid/EV Benefits

Hybrid and Electric Vehicles in Oklahoma City 

Benefits of Owning a Hybrid/EV in Oklahoma

The state of Oklahoma wants to reward its drivers for making the switch to cleaner transportation, like electric or hybrid vehicles. There are many personal reasons to choose a fuel-efficient vehicle, like fewer expenses and better vehicle performance, but there are also plenty of state incentives and benefits to take advantage of by choosing an EV in Oklahoma. Let's go over a few of the specific benefits of making a move towards greener transportation.

Rebates

Certain local utility companies offer rebate savings to those who own or lease qualifying electric or hybrid vehicles. One example includes the Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) that offers an Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate. If your Oklahoma EV meets the requirements, you can be eligible for a rebate of up to $250 with the EVSE Rebate.

Tax Credits

The Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Tax Credit is a one-time income tax credit of up to $50,000 to put towards the purchase of an alternative fuel vehicle. The specific tax credit amount depends on the gross vehicle weight rating. On the federal level, you can receive anywhere from $2,500 to $7,500 in federal tax credits depending on your vehicle's battery capacity. Some may argue that electric or hybrid vehicles can be expensive depending on the model, but tax credits are just one of the ways in which certain incentives significantly cut down the cost of fuel-efficient vehicles.

Saving Opportunities

Electric vehicles, like the 2021 Audi e-tron, are a great investment as they tend to save you money over time. They cost less to operate than the average gas-powered vehicle, as electricity costs less per mile than gasoline. EVs and hybrids are also less likely to need expensive repairs and servicing. Think of all the money you could save by skipping certain routine vehicle maintenance like oil changes. Electric engines are also less likely to have issues that require big repairs. Gas engines are prone to issues that cause your vehicle to break down, and the repairs often break the bank.

Not only do EVs save you money, but they also save you time. Many people choose to install a charging station at their homes to make charging even more convenient. This allows you to charge on your down time or overnight. Public charging stations are becoming increasingly common across the country and many stations offer fast charging options. Plus, you will never have to stop at a gas station to refuel.

A Cleaner Environment

When you choose a hybrid or EV, you are choosing a healthier environment. Tailpipe emissions contribute to respiratory issues and other negative impacts on the environment. You can significantly cut down on the pollution caused by transportation when you drive a hybrid or electric vehicle.

To learn more about the benefits and incentives of choosing a hybrid/EV in Oklahoma, come by Audi Oklahoma City. If you are near Tulsa, Moore, or Midwest City, call or visit us today to view a wide range of fuel-efficient vehicles.