Electric vehicles (EVs) are clearly the wave of the future, with major auto manufacturers committing major dollars and resources to putting more of them on the road in the relatively near future. If you have thought about making your next car an EV but have hesitated for one reason or another, here are a few facts that may help make your decision easier.
- Fact #1: EVs can go the distance – EVs average 200 miles per charge, and some can go more than 300 miles. To put that in perspective, the typical driver travels 40 miles or less per day. Plus, EVs can be charged every night at home using any household outlet. That means you’ll wake up to a full “tank” every morning.
- Fact #2: EVs are affordable – Many new EVs are priced less than $30,000, and that’s before any available rebates or incentives that are frequently awarded to EV buyers. Used EVs are also on the market for under $15,000. And, it’s important to remember the fuel and maintenance savings that come with an electric vehicle offset much, if not all, of a price premium.
- Fact #3: EVs require less maintenance – EVs don’t require engine oil, so there are no oil changes, there are no wires or spark plugs to swap out and there are no costly mufflers or catalytic converters to replace. That’s less time at the service shop and more time for the important things in your life. In total, maintenance on an EV actually costs about half that of a gas-powered vehicle in a comparable class.