7. Consider an Electric Vehicle

7. Consider an Electric Vehicle

Electric vehicles can save you money and clean up your driving habits. Electric Vehicles in Pierce County run primarily on clean hydropower in this region that costs around $0.85 cents a gallon equivalent. No oil, no air pollution and cheaper to operate.

Did You Know Pierce County is home to 804 Electric Vehicles as of July of 2014.

There are two types of electric vehicles pure electric vehicles and plug in hybrid vehicles. Pure Electric vehicles operate only on battery power and have no oil or gasoline so they need much less maintenance (Leaf, Tesla). Plug in Hybrid vehicles can go 10-35 miles on electricity and then switch to a gasoline engine (Volt, Prius).

Leasing an electric vehicle is a good idea because the car dealer can take the $7,500 tax credit and dramatically reduce the cost of the lease. The technology is quickly getting better as well so a lease will make sure you have the best battery technology when you upgrade. When you turn your car in you will also be helping to create a used car market for electric vehicles that does not really exist today.

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