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Lighthouse Electric Cooperative, Inc., is a non-profit, member-owned rural electric cooperative headquartered in Floydada, Texas, originally organized in 1937 as Floyd County Rural Electric Cooperative. Its original REA loan application was the first to propose serving irrigation wells as part of the project.
By 1953, the cooperative had outgrown its name, and a contest held to choose a new name was won by the member's entry suggesting "Lighthouse" because "the wonderful REA electricity lights up my home like a lighthouse on the plains!"
In 1978, Hall County Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Memphis, Texas, merged with Lighthouse, forming a new cooperative which now operates 4300 miles of line serving 8900 meters in parts of 12 Texas counties including Hale, Floyd, Swisher, Briscoe, Hall, Crosby, Dickens, Motley, Donley, Childress, Collingsworth, and Cottle. Lighthouse is governed by a board of 9 directors elected by the membership from 9 geographic areas of the cooperative. Through their ownership of Lighthouse, members also have an ownership interest in Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, their generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative headquartered in Amarillo, Texas.
Why Go Electric
Electric vehicles are clean, green, and offer environmental advantages that benefit all of us.
Plug-in electric vehicles have zero tailpipe emissions, which improves air quality. When accounting for the
electricity that powers EVs, emissions are still lower than traditional vehicles.
If the electricity used to charge the vehicle is produced from nuclear energy or renewable sources (such as
solar or hydropower), operating an electric vehicle is completely emissions free.
Amazing Driving Experience
Electric motors generate near-instant torque, meaning that EVs have extremely fast acceleration and a more
responsive, zippy feel behind the wheel.
When you plug in, you’re also connected by your smart phone. Tap to charge technology and full-charge
alerts put you in control wherever you are.
Sleek Design Options
Today’s EVs are different from what you’re picturing. From sedans to SUVs and minivans, there are sleek
design options to fit any driver. Even more options, including trucks, are on the horizon.
With an electric vehicle there are fewer moving parts, so you can count on less maintenance and eliminate oil changes altogether.
Imagine never having to go to the gas station again. Most EV drivers charge from the convenience of home
and public charging stations are continuing to expand across the nation.
EVs react more quickly, giving you faster pickup, improved turning power and a better driving experience.
The Future of Transportation
As an EV driver, you’re focused on the future. You’re doing your part to make a difference for the environment
and lead a movement toward the future of transportation, all while saving money.
Annual fuel savings from driving an electirc vehicle: $455
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Rebates and Incentives
Check out all of the makes and models that qualify for up to a $7,500 federal tax credit here.