Why Drive Electric
Benefits to Drivers
Choosing an electric car will save you money. This is just one of several benefits to drivers. Click on each topic below to learn more.
In many cases, after federal, state and other incentives are factored in, this savings makes EV costs less total to own over five years than a comparable gasoline only vehicle This is in part because the average long-term price of electricity is less than half what gasoline would cost for the same driving, and also in part because of those far lower maintenance requirements (that will save you time as well, because less time will be spent at the auto shop).
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Because EVs have lower maintenance requirements and fewer things that can mechanically wear out or fail, they have higher average long-term reliability. And because electric cars all have regenerative brakes, the brake pads and rotors don’t wear as quickly, and may even last the life of the vehicle with little or no maintenance.
You charge an electric car like a cell phone — overnight, while you sleep. It’s sort of like having a gas pump in your garage, but without the mess. So, with an electric car you wake up back on “Full” and always ready to drive. And for many drivers, the car comes with all you need to get started, as charging can be done with the included adapter and a standard accessible outlet that most households already have in their garage or on the side of their house near a driveway.
Any electric motor has more of something called torque, or tire-turning rotational force from the get-go than its equivalent internal combustion engine only counterpart. In addition to this 100% torque right off the line, most electrics also offer inherently better handling and ride due to their superior weight distribution and low center of gravity – A driving experience that hugs the corners! And finally, the ride is further improved by reduced overall cabin noise and less vibration.