Top 5 Reasons to Switch to EV

Top 5 Reasons to Switch to EV

February 18, 2020

Switching to an electric vehicle (EV) has many benefits, from environmental to your pocketbook. In case you are still on the fence, here our top 5 reasons in go electric. And if range anxiety is your top concern, let the experts at A-EV Installs worry about that.

FUN to drive!

In addition to the cool new technology to entertain you and your passengers, electric vehicles are becoming a blast to drive. Because electric power requires no transmission and fewer moving parts, electrons give motors virtually full power instantly. Even family-oriented EVs can accelerate faster off the line than some muscle cars powered by gasoline. That also translates into more power for passing and turning while already rolling. Don’t forget to buckle up!

Less maintenance. Like wayyy less.

With no pistons, spark plugs, transmission, or exploding fuel to move wheels, EVs have many fewer moving parts than internal combustion engine (ICE) cars. That means they require a lot less maintenance.

For starters, EVs don’t need oil changes. And their regenerative breaks last up to three times longer than conventional breaks on ICE cars. Most importantly, their batteries are proving that they can last for 100,000 miles and more.

Quiet please! Less NOISE pollution.

No explosions under the hood make for more comfortable rides. Gone is the rumble of an engine, the shake and shimmy of vibrating parts spinning and whirling in a dance that must be perfectly coordinated for the car to move forward. Instead, EV drivers and riders are treated to smooth, vibration-free forward motion at any speed, with only the faintest of whines from electric motors. In fact, EV manufacturers are now adding a little noise to their vehicles, to warn pedestrians, and maybe even reassure drivers that their cars are actually running.

Cost saving, at least in the long run…

While the retail price tag of an EV can be higher on average than their conventional counterparts, local, state and federal incentives can make the purchase cost about equal or even less. These incentives are widely available, especially in California (call A-EV Installs to learn more). Even if the upfront cost is higher, the long-term savings are almost guaranteed: lower fuel cost (electricity in the United States on average cost half as much as gasoline for the equivalent amount of energy – and even less in California!) and lower maintenance cost (discussed previously).

Cleaner air AHHHHH

Last but not least, electric vehicles have less of an impact on Mother Nature. This is a fact.

Most people understand that with no emissions coming out of the tailpipe, EVs are better for the local environment. But some still hold on to the mistaken belief that EVs charging on a fossil-fuel-powered grid don’t deliver a net environmental gain.

However, research—for example, analysis from the European Commission—proves otherwise. The studies show EVs with a clear environmental advantage, wherever they’re charged, even taking into account emissions created during manufacture. Call A-EV Installs to learn about combining home EV charging with solar power and battery storage to cut your carbon footprint even more!