How Electric Vehicle Owners are Saving with Solar Power

You already know that solar power can help you save tons of money on your average monthly home electric bills, but did you know that if you drive an electric vehicle, solar can also help you save big on your fuel costs? Here at Solar Bear Tampa, we want to make sure our clients are using solar power to the best of their ability. Your home solar solutions should help make your life easier—and more affordable to boot!

Here’s how electric vehicle owners save big with solar power. 

Unlike traditional gas-powered cars, electric vehicles greatly decrease your personal carbon footprint and help make a serious impact on our quickly changing climate. Instead of relying on gasoline, which is a non-renewable fossil fuel, plug-in electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles rely on cleaner energy to charge their long-distance battery and allow your car to take you where you need to go.

As with any appliance that uses traditional energy to charge, electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles can also utilize solar power to charge overnight, saving you thousands per year on your fuel costs. 

In fact, electric vehicles and solar power are so intertwined that electric vehicle giant, Tesla, also sells home solar panels and storage systems. In other words, it’s a no-brainer to use solar power for at least some of your electric vehicle charge cost. 

On average, charging an electric vehicle costs around a few cents per mile. Gas-powered vehicles can cost up to 20 cents per mile, and as fuel dwindles, that price is only going to go up. If you drive less than 40 miles a day (as is typical for the average American), you’ll only have to spend around $2 a day for fuel costs using an electric vehicle. And with solar power, that number gets even smaller still, dropping by around 40 percent on average. 

If you have an electric vehicle, what are you waiting for? Talk with our team of friendly, smart solar experts at Solar Bear Tampa today and we can get you set up with a quote.