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Say Goodbye to the Pump and Hello to Savings: Why Charging your EV with Solar Power is the Solution

Are you tired of spending a fortune on gas every month? It's time to say goodbye to the pump and hello to savings with solar power!

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming more popular, but did you know that charging them at home with solar energy is the way of the future? Not only will it save you the most money in the long run, but it also has numerous environmental benefits.

If you already have an electric vehicle (EV), or are looking into getting one, charging it at home with solar power is the best way to get the most out of your investment.

  • As we all know, gasoline prices have been on the rise lately. This is due to a number of events, most being unpredictable, such as extreme weather, oil spills, or events overseas. However, the cost of solar energy is much more stable. In fact, it is locked in and will not increase over time. This makes it a much more attractive option as you are able to be in control of your expenses.

  • Charging your EV at home with your own solar system also provides you with the peace of mind that there will be no shortage. Here in Florida, we are no strangers to long lines at gas stations. For us, it's usually due to hurricane season but most recently we've experienced gas shortages due to flooding causing the fuel trucks to not be able to drive in and out. Imagine not having to deal with any of that and just knowing that the sun will rise every single morning and your car can get charged.

  • Solar power is more efficient than gas-powered cars. Gasoline cars have an efficiency rate of about 20-30%, while electric vehicles have an efficiency rate of up to 90%. That means that charging your EV with solar power is three times more efficient than using gas to power your car.

The FHWA states that the average person drives around 13,500 miles per year.

The average cost of gasoline per mile = 15 cents. This would equal to a very conservative total of $2,025 a year on gasoline however according to Yardeni Research, U.S. households are spending the equivalent of $5,000 a year on gasoline.

The average cost per mile when you charge at a supercharger = 0.07 cents, bringing your annual cost to $945.

The average cost per mile when you charge your EV at home with your solar system = 0.05 cents bringing your annual cost to $675.

That gives you anywhere of $1,350 - $4,325 savings a year by charging your EV at home with your solar panels vs filling up a gas-powered car.

The future of electric vehicle charging is here, and it's solar power. As we always say, let the SUN power your lifestyle.

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