Electric Vehicles are more
affordable to run
Although a new electric vehicle can cost more than its gasoline counterpart upfront, EVs are almost always guaranteed to save you money in the long run.
It’s no secret that motorists across the nation can save money by powering their daily commutes with electricity as opposed to gasoline. The average driver will save between $4,000 - $5,000 in fuel costs over the course of 5 years.
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EVs have lower maintenance costs
EVs have no gasoline engines and as a result, eliminate over two-dozen mechanical components that would normally require routine service. Driving electric means being able to avoid oil changes, cooling system flushes, transmission servicing, air filter changes, spark plugs, drive belts, and more! Plus, due to regenerative braking, changing your brake pads will be an afterthought thanks to resistive friction! That translates into massive savings but more importantly, imagine all that free time you’ll get back!
Tax incentives can reduce the purchase price
All new electric vehicles qualify for a federal tax incentive of up to $7,500! And depending on which state you live in, you may qualify for even more. Read more about tax incentives
Range is a non-issue and
charging isn’t rocket science
Range anxiety shouldn’t be a thing
There are a ton of misconceptions around electric vehicles and the biggest one guilty of slowing down adoption is that you simply can’t drive that far. And that’s simply not true at all. Depending on the model, many can go over 200 or even 300 miles on a single charge.
Skip the gas station
You know how easy it is to charge your cellphone? That’s how easy it is to charge an electric vehicle. Really! You simply plug it in at home and forget about it. No more lines, waiting, dirty pumps, and fumes! Wake up to a fully charged car and be on your way. The peace of mind and time savings are priceless.
There are public chargers everywhere
There are over 21,000 public charging stations in the United States alone! There are more stations than McDonald’s restaurants! Sure, you may live in an apartment complex and cannot install your own charger, but it’s honestly no big deal. You don’t have a fuel pump at the house do you? You can see all of the charging stations
You’re helping the
Improve public health
EVs have significant emissions benefits. By driving an EV, you are choosing to help reduce harmful air pollution from traditional exhaust systems. Pollutants found in car exhaust can aggravate or even cause severe health issues like asthma and bronchitis. ICE cars can also leak harmful liquids which can seep into soil and our already limited water supplies, harming both plants and animals. Future generations are in danger and we have no choice but to change, so why not start now?
HELP SAVE HUMANITY
Electric vehicles are significantly cleaner and much safer for people & our environment than traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) cars. With the growing realization that solving climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time, driving an EV is one of the many ways you can take direct action. Since EVs use energy very efficiently, they emit less pollution than an ICE car, even if your grid is powered mostly by fossil fuels. Plus, EVs will continue to become even cleaner over time as many utility companies are abandoning coal in favor of cheaper, renewable energy like solar and wind. In states like Washington, California, Oregon, Texas & New York where renewable energy capacity is the highest, the benefits from driving EV can be even greater!
Even better with solar panels
If you have solar panels installed at your home, we’re guessing you did your research. Did you ever stop to think that with an EV, you can basically drive for free? Need we say more?
Electric vehicles are
EVs are structurally sound
Since EVs have fewer components than traditional vehicles and thus, more space available, manufacturers are able to rethink the way they approach safety. Battery packs also lower the center of gravity and offer additional rigidity to the frame. EVs are often at the top of their class in terms of crash and safety ratings.
Since EVs are powered by batteries as opposed to traditional gasoline powered engines, they are less prone to fire. And did you know EVs are federally mandated to carry separate warranties for their battery packs? Eight years or 100,000 miles at least, that’s peace of mind.
Electric vehicles are
You’ll have more fun than you can imagine
The Tesla Model S Performance is the third fastest accelerating production car ever produced with a 0-60 time of 2.4 seconds. Only the LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder are faster, however, both were limited run, million dollar vehicles and can no longer be purchased new.
Even low-cost electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf or BMW i3 are fun to drive due to the instant torque and power of electric motors. In pure electric vehicles, all of the torque is readily available at 0 RPM. You’d be surprised what that translates into in terms of driving experience.
A smoother, more quiet ride
Noisy engines are a thing of the past and the driving experience is absolutely surreal. It’s hard to explain and is something that must be experienced. Imagine being able to drive without the sound of a million mechanical parts moving at once. Conversations with your passengers are more pleasant than ever before and your music and podcasts are that much more enjoyable.
You may be entitled to additional privileges
You’ll finally get the treatment that you deserve. There are tons of dedicated parking spaces for green cars all over the country. We’re sure you’ve seen them. Being able to park near the entrance to your favorite grocery store, movie theater, or mall is a priceless benefit.
We’ve covered the tax incentives but there’s more! Depending on where you live, you may get additional perks you didn’t know about. For example, drivers in California have the ability to take their EVs into the restricted high occupancy vehicle lane (HOV) without a second passenger. Drivers in New York are able to register with the active Toll Discount Program and receive a 10% discount on E-ZPass accounts with proof of registration. Plus, some states may even provide additional tax breaks on home chargers. Again, this varies by state so we suggest you check with your local ordinances.
Stand out from the crowd
Owning an electric vehicle implies that you’re part of a revolution. A revolution to a better society. Your electric vehicle is a conversation piece, it becomes a part of you and an extension of your personality. You’re saving money, you’re helping the environment, and you’re a big part of the technological and local economic growth that comes with electric vehicles.
The more electric vehicles that are on the road, the less dependence we have on oil and the foreign nations that import them. The increasing demand for electric vehicles also means there is an increase in demand for more renewable energy. We can depend less on coal and rely on better and cleaner options like solar and wind instead.