Welcome to Ready EV
Our Ready EV program provides cash rebates to cover a significant portion of the cost of electric vehicle charging equipment and installation. Ready EV charger rebates are available to both residential and business customers receiving electric service from Black Hills Energy in Colorado, South Dakota and Wyoming.
Reduce the cost of your electric vehicle charging installation with a rebate. Click here to learn more about our residential rebate program.
Electric vehicles are becoming more popular and businesses may soon be asked by employees or customers where they can charge their EVs. Click here to view the benefits of installing chargers at your business.
We’re here to help! If you would like more information about EV charger rebates for your home or business or if you’d like to explore a potential rebate for a Level 3/DC Fast Charger, contact us.
Electric vehicles are appealing for a number of reasons. Here are a few of the benefits of going electric.
We're advancing electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure in the state of Colorado with a comprehensive, multi-year Transportation Electrification Plan that gives our Colorado customers more opportunity to access and benefit from EVs by making owning an electric vehicle more convenient and affordable.
Electric vehicle choices
With more than 200 different types of electric vehicles on the market, they're becoming more popular than ever. Best of all, battery ranges have increased while the cost of the cars has been steadily decreasing. There are two types of electric vehicles:
- Run on a battery only
- Does not need gasoline or oil changes
- Save money on fuel and maintenance costs
Plug-in hybrid vehicles
- Run on both a battery and gasoline
Find an electric vehicle that is right for you. Visit PlugStar by Plug In America to find a car that fits your lifestyle.
Myth 1: All EVs are expensive.
Myth busted: There are many financial incentives, including federal and state tax credits, lowering the up-front costs to purchase an electric vehicle. The Department of Energy keeps an up to date database of state and federal tax credits and other incentives to help you figure out if purchasing an EV is feasible for you.
Myth 2: Electric vehicles are worse for the climate than gasoline cars because of the power plant emissions.
Myth busted: Electric vehicles emit zero tailpipe emissions and typically have a smaller carbon footprint than gasoline cars, even when accounting for the electricity used for charging.
However, production of the vehicles must be taken into account. Power plant emissions vary widely based on how local power is generated. For example, coal or natural gas power plants emit carbon pollution, versus renewable resources like wind or solar, which do not. Even accounting for these electricity emissions, research shows that an EV is typically responsible for lower levels of greenhouse gases (GHGs) than an average new gasoline car.
To the extent that more renewable energy sources like wind and solar are used to generate electricity, the total GHGs associated with EVs could be even lower. Learn more about electricity production in your area.
Myth 3: Electric vehicles don’t have enough range to handle daily travel demands.
Myth busted: Most EV models go above 200 miles on a fully charged battery and roughly 85% of households travel under 100 miles on a typical day. Plus, automakers have announced plans to release even more long-range models in the coming years to further support long-distance road travel in EVs.
Myth 4: There is nowhere to charge.
Myth busted: According to the U.S. Department of Energy, there are nearly 43,000 public EV charging stations in the U.S. and around 120,000 charging ports.
Resources like PlugShare can help you find an EV charging station near you or along your road trip route.