Benefits of Buying an Electric Car
Electric vehicles (EVs) have been around for over a century. However, it’s only been very recently that electric vehicles have started to perform as well as their traditional, internal combustion-powered counterparts. In fact, in some ways, electric cars are even better. There are numerous benefits to buying an electric car. On this page, we’ll outline the best reasons to make the switch and go electric.
Over the years, we’ve grown accustomed to having to spend a lot of money to maintain our vehicles. Oil changes, air filters, timing belts, water pumps – over the years, it all adds up. It costs money to keep a car on the road, but electric motors and batteries require far less maintenance than a traditional internal combustion engine.
Of course, you’ll still be on the hook for brakes and tires, but consider the following: most EVs utilize regenerative braking, which helps to recharge the battery in small increments as the vehicle decelerates. A bonus to this system is that it’s generally easier on your brakes, which means that your pads and rotors should last longer.
Some electric vehicles are eligible for a federal tax credit. These credits are in the thousands of dollars, so we’re talking about a decent chunk of change, here. These credits can considerably lower the purchase price, which makes it easier than ever to buy an electric car. In some cases, the difference in price can make it possible to move up a class and buy an even nicer car with the same money you were planning to spend.
In addition to the possible tax credit and savings on maintenance items, you’ll also be saving an appreciable amount of money at the gas pump – especially considering the fact that you won’t have to use one ever again. While your friends complain about gas prices, you can relax while your EV charges at home.
Saving the Planet
Our dependence on fossil fuels has caused quite a lot of pollution over the course of the 20th century. We can’t rely on fossil fuels forever. One day, the supply will run out. When you buy an EV, you’re doing your part to turn the tide and help the planet recover. Every few dozen miles you drive your EV is one less gallon of fuel you would have burned.
EVs can run for many years and many thousands of miles on the same batteries. When the batteries are worn out, they can be recycled, reducing waste and pollution. If your area generates power through renewable sources, you’re helping even more!
The world is changing, and EVs are the wave of the future. Many manufacturers and governments have pledged to go fully electric within the next fifteen years or less. Buying an EV today means you’ll be ready for whatever comes next. Still have questions? Rhea out, and one of our friendly sales consultants will be happy to tell you more – and set up a test drive, so that you can experience the future of transportation for yourself.