Electric vehicles are becoming more convenient and may be able to save you money.
Nevada has made a significant push to encourage the transition to greater us of electric vehicles, including a recently passed law that sets greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals of 28% below 2005 levels by 2025, 45% below 2005 levels by 2030, and zero or near-zero GHG by 2050 for the state. To achieve these goals requires significant evolution within the transportation sector.
Prior to adoption of GHG reduction goals, Nevada has put in place a program to create electric vehicle friendly highways in Nevada by establishing charging stations every 80 miles. This effort known as the Nevada Electric Highway commenced in 2016 and is headed by the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy. In 2017, Lincoln County Power constructed an electric vehicle charging station in Panaca, Nevada and in 2019 completed an electric vehicle charging station in Alamo, Nevada.
Depending upon how much you drive, electric vehicles can be three to five times cheaper to operate as compared to similar sized gasoline or diesel-powered cars. To encourage the adoption of electric vehicles in Lincoln County, we have a program to install residential electric vehicle chargers at no cost to the homeowner. A level 2 charger significantly reduces the time to charge an electric vehicle as compared to a standard residential outlet.
Find more information regarding our program to install electric vehicle chargers.