Today, most electric vehicles cost only slightly more to purchase than their traditional counterparts, but they cost much less to operate and maintain every year. EVs require little to no maintenance on the drivetrain, and electricity is significantly cheaper (and cleaner) per mile than gas or diesel fuel.
Additionally, there are many state and federal rebate and tax credit programs available. Be sure to search for all available programs in your area including discounts through special promotions, such as "group-buys," where dealers offer electric vehicles at a lower price to incentivize a large volume of sales. The Four Corners office of resource efficiency (4CORE) has great information on available incentives and upcoming opportunities in our region.