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Electric Vehicles

Why did Dawson PPD want to purchase electric vehicles?

Electric vehicles (EV) are powered by the energy we sell. Adding them to our fleet gives us efficient transportation and more experience with the technical side of EV ownership.

The first EV, a Ford Mustang Mach-E, was purchased in 2022 using a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust. Dawson PPD also traded in a mid-size car to help offset purchase costs. The second EV is a Ford F-150 Lightning pickup.

Aren’t you afraid you’ll be stranded with a dead battery?

Range anxiety is a real thing. However, with a range of nearly 300 miles, these EVs can easily travel throughout our service area. If we take one to a meeting across the state, they can be recharged at a fast charging station along the route.

Where are Dawson PPD’s chargers for the EVs?

Dawson PPD has two EV chargers located in our truck barn. We received an NPPD Beneficial Electrification incentive to assist with the purchase.

Where can I find more information about owning an EV?

Rebates and other information can be found at https://nppd.energywisenebraskagoev.com/ . If you’d like to compare costs between gas powered and electric vehicles, go to  https://publicpowered.wattplan.com/ev/

The following US Department of Energy link will provide information about alternative fuels and tax incentives https://afdc.energy.gov/vehicles/electric.html


More about our Mustang Mach-E Premium:

COST – $54,000 as configured

DRIVE MOTORS – on front and rear axles with a combined 346 horsepower; standard version is rear wheel drive only

BATTERY – extended range version is 88 kWh; standard version is 68 kWh

ACCELERATION – 0 to 60 in 4.8 seconds for the Premium model

TOP SPEED – 114 mph; limited by a governor

RANGE – 270 miles for all-wheel-drive; up to 300 miles with rear-wheel-drive version


  • $7,500 federal tax credit – available until manufacturer sells 200,000 vehicles
  • $500 for ChargePoint brand charging station – utility rebate
  • $400 to $600 for charging station wiring/installation – utility rebate
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