As your local utility provider, CoServ plays a pivotal role in powering EVs. We want to help you along your journey whether you’re a prospective owner, just curious or if you’re already an owner.
CoServ & Electric Vehicles (EVs)
Electric vehicles are increasing in popularity in North Texas and new, exciting models, innovations and technologies are coming out every year from automakers. As your local utility provider, CoServ will play a pivotal role in powering these EVs. We want to help you along your journey whether you’re a prospective owner or you already own an electric vehicle.
EVs are not only fast, fun and great for the environment but they also save CoServ Members money because they pay for electricity instead of gasoline. We’ve made it easy to calculate what the transition from gasoline to electric would cost and the impact on the environment.
Facts & Figures
- More than 55,000 new electric vehicles and hybrids were registered in the Dallas-Fort Worth region in 2022.
- In Collin County, more than 14,000 new EVs and hybrids were registered in 2022
- In Denton County, more than 10,000 new EVs and hybrids were registered in 2022
Source: DFW Clean Cities
- In 2022, companies announced $13 billion in domestic electric vehicle manufacturing, triple the amount from 2020.
- The number of electric vehicles sold in the United States has tripled since January 2021.
- The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests $7.5 billion to build a national network of 500,000 EV chargers across the country. It also includes $7 billion to ensure domestic manufacturers have the critical minerals to make batteries and $10 billion for clean transit and school buses.
- The Inflation Reduction Act provides incentives for buyers of new and used electric vehicles.
EVX Car Club
CoServ is launching the EVX Car Club for Members who power their vehicles with CoServ electricity or just want to learn more about them.
- A special EV newsletter with all the latest news from the exciting world of EVs.
- Be the first to know about special EV-related programs and rates from CoServ.
- Learn more about partnerships with other companies, including EV chargers
- Separate fact from fiction about electric vehicles.
How do I find charging stations?
What’s the difference between a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and a battery electric vehicle (BEV)?
- A hybrid runs on gasoline but also has a generator that makes electricity for the electric motor that assists the traditional ICE. It relies entirely on gasoline to keep the batteries charged as you drive. The engine switches between electric and ICE to maximize fuel efficiency. No charging required.
- A plug-in hybrid has a battery that powers an electric motor and, when the battery is depleted, switches to a backup generator that runs on gasoline. Some plug-in hybrids run both the electric and gasoline motors to power the vehicle at higher speeds. Plug-in vehicles can be charged daily but can also go on road trips using strictly gasoline. Typically use Level 1 and 2 charging.
- A battery electric vehicle uses batteries to power the electric motor. Full EVs must be charged to operate and owners typically do the majority of charging at home. Most can use Level 1 and 2 chargers in addition to either DC Fast Charging (CHAdeMO) or Tesla’s Supercharger. Using adaptors, Tesla owners can use Level 1 and 2 chargers.
Facts & Myths
Myth: Electric vehicles don’t have enough range.
Myth: It’s hard to find a charger station.
Myth: What if I don’t have my own garage or driveway (apartments or on-street parking)
Myth: Electric vehicles are underpowered.
Myth: Coal plants generate electricity in Texas so that creates just as much pollution.