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

Here’s a nationwide look at electric vehicle sales, electricity consumption and plans for the future.

  • In 2022, there were 800,000 battery-electric vehicles sold in the United States. Another 190,000 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles were sold last year in the country.
  • By 2030, electric vehicle sales could total 6.8 million.
  • In 2022, electric vehicles consumed 15,000 gigawatts of electricity.
  • By 2030, that number could rise to 180,000 gigawatts.
  • Major automakers have announced big plans for electric vehicles moving forward with General Motors planning 30 EV models and Ford planning for 50 percent of vehicles sold to be fully electric by 2030 or earlier.

Source: International Energy Agency


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.

Fact: Range anxiety is a common concern and reason why people don’t make the switch to EVs. However, battery range is improving as the technology matures and most EV owners can do the majority of their daily charging at home, typically at night. The federal government has made billions of dollars in funding available for states to install chargers along major highways. Tesla Superchargers can add up to 200 miles of range in just 15 minutes. DC Fast Chargers can add up to 80 percent charge in an hour, or in some cases, about 20 minutes.  A Tesla Model S Plaid has an estimated range of 396 miles.

Myth: It’s hard to find a charger station.

Fact: The United States is adding hundreds of new charging stations each year, including in Texas. Some EVs will automatically include navigation to the nearest charging station but EV owners can also use a number of apps to locate the nearest charging station.

Myth: What if I don’t have my own garage or driveway (apartments or on-street parking)

Fact: With the new EV charging initiatives, companies are looking for ways to put chargers on public streets and within private apartment complexes to help make the transition easier for more people.

Myth: Electric vehicles are underpowered.

Fact: Electric motors deliver instantaneous power to the wheels, allowing for rapid acceleration than traditional gasoline-powered vehicles. Many modern electric vehicles have dual motors, allowing for even faster acceleration.

Myth: Coal plants generate electricity in Texas so that creates just as much pollution.

Fact: Electric vehicles have zero tailpipe emissions, however, there can be pollution from coal and natural gas that’s used to generate the electricity that charges the EV. The true environmental cost of any vehicle must look at the impact of the vehicle’s construction (including mining the elements for the battery) and the well to wheels cost of the fuel production. Gasoline requires extracting (drilling), refining and transporting before it even reaches the pump. The calculation also factors in what happens to the EV battery when the vehicle is scrapped. Read more about this here.