L.A. Auto Show: Electric vehicle consumer site launches

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Southern California Edison and the Electric Drive Transportation Assn. have launched, a website designed to provide owners and would-be owners of electric cars with information about buying, maintaining, owning and driving their plug-in vehicles.

The site gives consumers a checklist of things to consider before taking the plunge and buying an electric car, including available federal and state tax credits, charging options and hiring a contractor to make the home plug-in ready.


Southern California Edison customers also can calculate the cost of charging an electric vehicle with the “Plug-In Rate Assistant” at Type in your location, vehicle type, mileage and daily power usage; the rate assistant will spit out an estimate of your monthly electric bill (with the plug-in car factored in).


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