Electric vehicles (EVs) are powered by electricity from a rechargeable battery. This simplified drivetrain in an EV gives engineers more flexibility to design a spacious interior while improving safety for both drivers and passengers.
EVs offer an adrenaline-pumping drive by providing instant acceleration. By placing the battery in the floor, EVs also have a lower center of gravity, ensuring agile handling on the road.
The ZDX is more than an exhilarating drive — it’s a smart investment. On average, EVs cost less to drive mile-for-mile than gas-powered vehicles. ZDX drivers can take advantage of federal, state, and local tax credits, incentives and rebates. Utility providers also often offer programs that provide lower rates for charging EVs during non-peak times. Additional perks include HOV lane access in some states as well as discounted tolls and charging at shopping centers, office buildings, airports and more.
Driving a ZDX is even more effortless when you charge at home. Home installation is easy and allows drivers to charge their ZDX at their convenience and start every morning with a full charge. ZDX drivers will have a choice of home and public charging solutions based on what fits their needs. More information on how to order and install Acura home solutions will be available in the coming months.
An ever-growing network of public charging stations makes it easy to charge while running errands or driving long distances. Easily find stations en route or at your destination with Google built-in2 integration in the ZDX and then use a Level 2 or DC Fast Charging (DCFC) station3 to power up while you’re shopping, eating, or enjoying the scenery.
While there will likely be some changes to your routine, like planning ahead for places to charge on longer road trips and no longer needing to stop at a gas station, the easiest way to keep the same routine is to charge at home. Simply plug in with a Level 2 charger overnight and wake up to a fully charged battery. When you do need to charge while on the road, some quick planning can help ensure that you can shop, eat or run errands while your ZDX charges.
The maintenance on an EV is minimal. EVs do not require scheduled oil changes, for example, but will still need regular service on items like tire rotations, alignments, and air filter changes. The ZDX will also need to have its battery, electric motor and cooling system inspected.
Planning ahead and checking what charging options are available on your route to your destination can help ensure the best road trip experience possible. Finding the charging stations that will be available on your drive through mobile apps or using the Google built-in* integration in the ZDX can help optimize your charging and keep you on track to arrive at your destination on-time. Many public charging stations are now located near restaurants and shopping so you can time your charging with meals or stretch your legs while you wait.
Yes, most EV owners prefer to charge their vehicles at home because it’s more convenient and cost-effective than public charging stations. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, more than 80% of EV charging is done at home1 because residential charging is typically less expensive than public charging and can be done overnight while the EV is parked.