Get Help Deciding Which Electric Vehicle is Best for You

Information available through Andover Energy Group

By Larry Chase
“Look Ma, no gas tank!”  Instead, with an all-electric vehicle like this one, you can use an electric charging device plugged into a regular 120-volt outlet. It’s slow, returning about four miles of driving capacity per hour, but that’s fine for short-distance trips, especially if you sleep at night.  Faster charging systems are available.  Caption and photo: Larry Chase

Are you considering the purchase of an electric vehicle (EV), but don’t know where to start?  The Andover Energy Group (AEG) can send you information that may help.

Several local EV owners have offered to tell other residents about their cars. If you need basic information, AEG can send you a fact sheet on comparing plug-in-hybrids to all-electric EVs and different ways of charging. 


AEG will share email addresses of some EV owners who will share their experiences. If you know what you want and are considering different models, AEG can send you email addresses of owners of those specific vehicles. Owners of 17 different types of EV’s are participating.

Detailed information on installing a Level 2 charger at home is also available.

Email your request to You can also compare models at

The Andover Energy Group is an informal organization of local residents interested in alternative energy sources and energy efficiency.  It will celebrate its 10th anniversary in June of this year.  If you’d like to receive information about its activities on a regular basis, please send your email address to