How It Works

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Select your preferred plug-in vehicle and conventional vehicle for comparison.

Compare Options

View options side-by-side to understand how plug-in vehicle costs compare to a conventional vehicle.

Make an Informed Decision

If an electric vehicle seems like a good investment for you, we're here to help you get started.

Choose a plug-in vehicle, then choose a conventional vehicle for comparison.

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    This tool simplifies the complexity of deciding to purchase an electric vehicle by making intelligent assumptions and providing recommendations to get you started. The tool strives for objectivity and reasonable accuracy.

    However, there are factors that may alter results, including specific equipment attributes, your driving habits and local climate, complex installation scenarios, credit worthiness, specific tax situations, and potential changes to your utility rates.

    The charts, graphs and analysis provided by this tool are for illustrative purposes only and do not constitute a representation by Austin Energy as to whether or not you should purchase an electric vehicle.