In 2011, Sullivan Solar Power's Electric Vehicle Team began working to deploy electric vehicle charging stations at homes, business and municipalities in San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, and Orange County. Since then Sullivan's Electric Vehicle Team has deployed charging stations in numerous private residences and for San Diego State University and the University of California San Diego and several commercial charging stations, such as Pizza Port's new brewery in Carlsbad. Sullivan now provides charging stations for all electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles currently available.
Solar Power and Electric Vehicle chargers are the key to significantly reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and is the natural evolution of our energy infrastructure. Powering your plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) provides substantial savings over purchasing gas. Consumer incentives are also making the purchase of an electric vehicle and home fast-charging station more affordable and attractive.
Charging a PEV only costs a few cents per mile, versus an average of 20 cents per mile for gasoline per gallon. Since the average American drives less than 40 miles a day, it will cost about $2 - $2.50 a day for electricity (depending on the vehicle).
You can go even cheaper with solar electricity, and know that you are fueling your vehicle with clean energy, as opposed to switching one fossil fuel for another (gasoline for natural gas powered electricity).
Fueling Your Vehicle - Gas Vs. Utility Electricity Vs. Solar Electricity
Avg. Miles Per Day: 40
Cost per Day: $8.00
Cost per Month: $243.20
Cost per Year: $2,918.40
Avg. Cost per Mile: $0.20
Utility Electricity Powered
Avg. Miles Per Day: 40
Cost per Day: $2.51
Cost per Month: $76.30
Cost per Year: $915.60
Avg. Cost per Mile: $0.06
Solar Electricity Powered
Avg. Miles Per Day: 40
Cost per Day: $1.48
Cost per Month: $44.99
Cost per Year: $539.90
Avg. Cost per Mile: $0.04
*Figures are based on an assumption of $4 per gallon gasoline and $0.20 per kWh average electricity rate
The average commuter will be saving about $2,000 per year in fuel costs by switching to a electric powered vehicle.
If you charge your electric vehicle with solar power, you save an additional 40% off the average utility electricity rate. It costs about $0.20 per mile to fuel the typical gas-powered vehicle ($4 per gallon), while it only costs $0.06 per mile to fuel the typical electric vehicle ($1.20 per gallon).
This is why thousands of homeowners with electric vehicles have installed solar energy systems to charge their vehicles, and often times the rest of their home as well. If you have solar on your house, great! If you are still driving a car using technology from the last century (gas), sell that relic in an move into the future with an EV! Solar charging stations offer a blend of economic and environmental benefits that have a positive impact everyday!
If the savings you realize from abandoning middle east oil isn't justification enough, EV's are better performing cars, period. Driving an electric vehicle can be described as being akin to time travel. You turn the car on and all you hear is the futuristic sound of the batteries surging on. Welcome to your Earth spaceship! Step on the "gas" (we call them accelerators) and you feel the torque immediately. This is no golf cart! These things move! Don't believe it? Go test drive one.
People always express concern over how far EV's can go without much thought to how much the average American drives each day. Strictly electric vehicles vary in ranges. For example, the Nissan Leaf has a range of about 80 miles, whereas Tesla's brand new Model X goes 300 miles on a single charge. The reality is most EV's provide more than enough range for the average daily commuter who drives 40 miles a day.
Sullivan Solar Power has both plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and strictly electric vehicles in it's fleet. A plug-in hybrid vehicle is the answer for people who have to consistently drive over 80 miles a day because with a plug-in hybrid, the car will use all it's battery power before using gasoline power. For example, Sullivan's Chevy Volt will go 40 miles and then can drive another 260 miles running on it's gas generator. The gas generator is not connected to the drive train, it simply provides electricity to the car's electric motor. The new Cadillac ELR and Ford PHEV's will be similar. With PHEV's, depending on how much you drive, it is conceivable that you may never use any gas if you charge your car regularly. There was a period of time when Sullivan's Chevy Volt didnt go to the gas station for several months! You can enjoy that freedom too with a PHEV while knowing that if you need to make a long road trip, you can!
Sullivan's Electric Vehicle Team has installed EV Charging stations for the following car types. We sell and install Bosch, Blink, Siemens, and Aerovironment Level 2, 240V chargers
Sullivan's Electric Vehicle Team will be providing chargers for the following electric vehicles and plug-in electric vehicles in the near future
Contact us before your car is delivered so we can get your home or business prepared for your car of the future!
For more information on solar energy for your electric vehicle and home, please contact Sullivan Solar Power at 1-800-SULLIVAN.