LAS VEGAS EV CHARGING STATIONS

Delivering better ways to charge electric vehicles

For Drivers

Owning an electric vehicle was your first step to living sustainably. Let us help you transform the way you charge your EV - better and more efficient!

For Businesses

More and more drivers are driving electric vehicles. We help modernize parking infrastructure and attract more visitors to businesses with a wide range of high-tech and affordable EV charging stations.

Sustainable Living is Smart Living

 By choosing sustainability, you are taking steps to a new world that is livable and healthy for future generations to come. We are here to help you embark on a new journey – to drive better, to do business better, to live better! With a wide-range of charging products by the best manufacturers worldwide, we provide a line of highly-engineered selections and the best expertise within the industry. 

How Sol-Up EV Is Different

We are committed to the eco-conscious core values of quality, renewable energy and sustainability at an affordable pricing. EV charging stations employ technology that is constantly evolving. As a proven leader in the renewable technology space, we continue our mission to adopt innovation for a better life by offering our engineering and installation services to residents and businesses of Las Vegas and its surrounding areas.

Charging Levels

Charging LevelVoltageBattery EV Charge TimeInstallation
Level 1120 Volts9-20 HoursStandard Outlet
Level 2240 Volts4-8 HoursCharging Station
DC Fast Charging480 Volts10-30 MinutesHard-wired
Wireless 240 Volts1-3 HoursOutlet, Hard-wired

Types of Electric Vehicles

Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Gas and Battery

At higher speeds, combustion engine drives vehicle

Not plugged in to charge; battery is charged through regenerative braking and by the internal combustion engine

Plug-in-Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Gas, Battery, and Electric Charge

Battery Electric Vehicles

Battery and Electric Charge

No gas so no tailpipe emissions

Extended-Range Electric Vehicles

Gas, Generator, Battery, and Electric Charge

Cross between PHEV and BEV

Nevada Initiatives

Nevada kicks off initiatives to expand the EV charging infrastructure

There is a Federal Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit that is available to consumers who install an EV charging station.  Originally expiring on December 31, 2013, this incentive was revived and retroactively extended through December 31, 2016.  Anyone who has purchased an Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) prior to December 31, 2016, may receive a tax credit of up to $1,000.

  • Rebates
  • Incentives
  • Tax Credits
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Businesses are eligible for 30% tax credit, capped at $30,000, of which permitting and inspection fees are not inclusive.  Owners of multiple charging stations are allowed to utilize this credit for each location.

 

NV Energy offers a special rate for charging EVs during off-peak hours with reduced pricing.  Off-peak hours are considered between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.  An additional benefit is that the discount is applied to all the power you use, which includes your home, and not just the power that charges your car.

 

Currently, there is no registration fee for EVs in Nevada.  Alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) do receive free parking at meters as long as there is an AFV decal.  Also, EVs have carpool lane access.  There is a $7,500 Federal Income Tax Credit for plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs) purchased in or after 2010.  New purchase and lease vehicles are applicable.  However, there is a cap of 200,000 vehicles per manufacturer.

 Electric Charging 101

EVs primarily run on electricity.  Basically, it is just energy conversion, where potential (stored) energy is converted to kinetic (movement) energy.  The components of an EV are the electric motor, the array of rechargeable batteries, the controller [that feeds electricity to the motor based on input from the accelerator,] and the onboard charging system.  The (electric) controller delivers power to the motor, which derives power from the array of rechargeable battery packs.  There is also a standard 12-volt battery, which is used to power accessories for the car such as the radio, headlights, and fans.

In the beginning, rechargeable batteries were made with lead-acid (oldest form of rechargeable batteries).  With improved technology, rechargeable batteries evolved to nickel-metal hydride (NiMH), but now either lithium-ion (Li-Ion) or lithium-polymer (Li-Poly) are favored.  These batteries help to achieve a better performance and increased vehicle range for EVs.  There is a current focus on improving the energy density (amount of energy that can be stored) of lithium-ion batteries so that the costs of EVs will drive down.  Batteries are the most expensive part of an EV.  Generally, battery packs are very heavy and take up a lot of space.  (Even these batteries will be upgraded as fuel cell technology advances.  A combination of fuel cells and batteries will improve the overall efficiency of the vehicle.  Cost is currently a prohibitive factor of rampant fuel cell use.)

The four most common types of EVs are Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs), Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs), and Extended-Range Electric Vehicles (ER-EVs).  A HEV cannot be plugged in.  A BEV is fitted with a battery and an electric motor, whereas a PHEV has both a gasoline engine and an electric motor.

The Benefits of Electric Vehicles

  • Quiet and smooth rides
  • Never going to a gas station again
  • No exhaust systems so no oil changes
  • No tailpipe emissions so better air quality
  • Low maintenance – fewer need to bring car in for service
  • High torque (axle twisting power)
  • Regenerative braking
  • Rechargeable batteries can be recycled
  • Fuel costs less per mile than conventional cars with gasoline
  • Rapid braking
  • Rapid acceleration
More Facts
  • With regenerative braking, energy is not wasted with every stop, rather it is used to recharge the battery.  This leads to greater efficiency and better performance of the vehicle.
  • Overall maintenance of EVs is low due to the fact that the electric motor contains fewer moving parts than an internal combustion engine found in conventional vehicles.  Basically, all an EV owner has to worry about for maintenance is having the tires rotated and the wiper blades changed out.
  • Another benefit of owning an EV is that electricity prices are more stable than gas prices.  With gas prices, we are dependent on foreign oil so the potential for market fluctuations and supply disruptions are greater.
  • Even though “fueling” an EV takes longer than a conventional vehicle, you do not have to be present in order to do so.  Most EV owners charge their cars overnight with a home charger.  With many charging stations available nationwide, on the go charging is a convenient option as well.  There is no need to fear vehicle range.