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Drive Electric

It’s like your current car. Minus the gas stations. And the oil changes. And the tune-ups. Comfortable and fun to drive too! Plus, switching from a gas to an electric vehicle is one of the most impactful actions you can take to reduce emissions in our community. Drive electric – it’s the smart choice.

Change starts with Clean Vehicles

EVs have responsive motors, great torque and support a variety of digital integrations. Plus, driving on clean energy can save you money and better the environment.

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Federal tax credits and numerous incentives reduce the purchase price of an EV. And, you spend significantly less money in maintenance costs over the lifetime of your vehicle.

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You aren’t burning fossil fuels when you drive an all-electric vehicle. This contributes to reduced pollution, smog and poor air quality.

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Easier and cheaper to maintain than gas vehicles. No gas stations, no tune-ups, no oil changes, no transmission servicing – and the list goes on!

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Ever-improving batteries and charging infrastructure provide more freedom and peace of mind.

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When was the last time you heard somebody had switched back to gas? Go have some fun, reduce your carbon footprint and spend less in maintenance costs over the lifetime of your vehicle.

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Plug in your EV at home or public charging stations.  There are many options – all easy to use and readily available. And never, ever go to a gas station again.

Learn more at EV Assistant  

“Switching to an EV has saved money in maintenance and gas, all while helping the environment.”

WAIDY LEE | Los Altos

“Switching to an EV has saved money in maintenance and gas, all while helping the environment.”

WAIDY LEE | Los Altos

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Make the switch to Driving Electric

Browse and compare vehicles. Discover EV incentives and savings. Explore charging options for home and on the road.

Make the switch to Driving Electric

Browse and compare vehicles. Discover EV incentives and savings. Explore charging options for home and on the road.

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Have questions about driving on Clean Energy?

These are some of the most common questions we receive from the community. We have plenty of resources to share if you can’t find something here. Reach out to us. We’re here to help.

Clean energy comes from sources that do not pollute the atmosphere and are carbon-free. Silicon Valley Clean Energy purchases only carbon-free electricity, primarily from wind, solar and large hydropower plants.

As a Silicon Valley Clean Energy Customer you have already committed to reducing our region’s emissions by 20%! If you’re now ready to reduce emissions even more, consider switching your gas- powered car to electric. Emissions from internal combustion engine cars are the number one air pollutant in Silicon Valley and across California.

From there, you can reduce emissions even further by switching to high-efficiency electric home appliances. For example, replacing a gas-powered water heater to a heat pump water heater will eliminate about 50% of the emissions that come from your home and save you money in the long run.

No, natural gas is not Clean Energy. It’s toxic to people and is a large contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and overall climate change.

Natural gas is commonly used to power gas appliances in California, emitting carbon monoxide into our homes and communities. Switching from gas appliances to high-efficiency electric is healthier and cleaner for all of us.

EVs are cheaper and easier to maintain than gas-fueled cars. EVs eliminate over two-dozen mechanical components that normally require regular service. That means no tune-ups, no oil changes, no transmission servicing, and no air intake filters, spark plugs or drive belt replacements. Perhaps best of all, there are no trips to the gas station!

Wrong. There are more than 40 models available today and this number is quickly increasing, as major car manufacturers introduce and expand their EV lines. From family cars and SUVs, to luxury sedans, there is a wide range of car manufacturers, features and price points for you to choose from.

Whether it’s a quick trip to the grocery store or a long drive for a family vacation, new EV models can travel anywhere from 200 to 300 miles before requiring a charge. It has also become even easier to charge an EV, with the number of public charging stations on the rise. Now, you can charge more easily while you’re out on the road, or from the convenience of your own home. Seven different manufacturers currently sell fully electric vehicles with a range of over 200 miles.

When you’re installing solar, the size of your system should consider the additional electricity that you’ll use when you charge your EV at home. And, when you install solar panels and a battery, the electrician evaluating your electrical panel for solar and a battery can determine what, if any, upgrades may be required to install a charging station for the EV. By installing solar panels and a battery, you can produce and store your own clean electricity to use when you need it, and also reduce your electric bill.

You can do more than power your car with Clean Electricity.

Comfort and performance, convenience and savings. That’s why many people choose to drive electric. And don’t forget about reducing your carbon footprint. But you don’t have to stop there. Power your home appliances with the same clean energy and improve the air quality of your home and the community. Or, power your home and car with your own solar + battery system. Want to put more renewables on the grid? Upgrade to GreenPrime. It’s all about choice.

Power your home with Clean Electricity

There is something better out there.  Choose cleaner, safer and smarter home appliances powered exclusively on clean electricity from your own solar + battery system or SVCE’s carbon-free electricity.

Generate Clean Electricity

Upgrade to GreenPrime for a small premium to receive 100% renewable energy. Install solar with battery storage to reduce your energy bill and have electricity even when it’s not available from the utility.

We’re Here to Help You Make the Switch to electric vehicles.