BEVs, PHEVs, and HEVs are all vehicles that have an electric battery. However, not all three are actually considered "EVs"! Learn more here.
Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) generally have a range of 10-53 miles per electric charge, plus a back-up gas tank. Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) generally have a range of 100-250 miles per electric charge. You can see the range of all the vehicles in our program here.
Learn all about electric cars and the environment on our Environment page.
You can charge your vehicle at home, at work, and/or on the go! Learn all about charging on our Charging page.
Very well, due to a low center of gravity and excellent traction control. Learn more on our Winter Driving page.
Mileage (miles per kWh) does go down during very cold weather when you run the heater and very warm weather when you run the AC. But the ranges listed for each make and model are pretty accurate on a year-round basis. Learn more.
It depends upon how much you drive, which EV you get, and the weather. In general, your gas bill will go down more than your electricity will go up. Learn more about consumer savings here.
Each model will have a different maintenance schedule. Generally, they will occasionally need a tire rotation and battery inspection, brake fluid flush, and an cabin air filter replacement. Overall, you can expect to cut your maintenance bill for your vehicle substantially! Learn more on our Consumer Benefits page.
No, but you can check with your insurance agent to get further advice.
This is highly unlikely because the cars come with an accurate range estimator. It will estimate how many more miles you have on the charge. The cars might also come with 3 years of free 24/7 roadside assistance. If necessary, you could get a tow to the nearest charging station.
Anyone who lives, works, or studies in Westchester is welcome to take advantage of Drive Green Westchester discounts.
You must sign up here and then work with the dealers you selected to make your purchase or lease. Once you sign up, the dealers will call you and it is up to you to follow up, ask questions, test drive, and secure the final price with the dealer when you buy or lease.
Note: The discounts offered will change on a monthly basis.
We focus on cars that are affordable and have good to excellent ranges. We regularly send out invitations to many dealers in Westchester County. Those dealers that offer good prices and commit to providing quality service to our referrals are chosen for the program.
Green Energy Consumers Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization doing business primarily in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, where it first launched the Drive Green program in 2016. Our mission is to harness our power as energy consumers to speed the transition to a low-carbon future. In 2018, we partnered with Sustainable Westchester to bring the Drive Green program to Westchester County.
Sustainable Westchester is a collaboration of 43 Westchester County local governments that empowers municipal leaders, concerned citizens, businesses and local organizations to partner in the development of sustainability initiatives and share tools, resources, and incentives for healthy, vibrant and attractive communities. Find out about our group purchasing for electricity, solarize, community solar, zero waste and other discount programs at www.sustainablewestchester.org.
Yes. Read them here.