Electric vehicles save you money
Electric vehicles are less expensive to fuel than their gasoline-powered equivalents no matter where you plug in across the country. In the 50 largest US cities, every energy supplier offers a rate plan that makes using electricity cheaper than using gasoline, resulting in a median annual savings of almost $770.
Electric vehicles might also help you save money on upkeep. Electric vehicles do not have a gasoline engine, do not require oil changes, spark plugs, or timing belts, and, unlike gasoline engines, do not require routine maintenance. When compared to a gasoline-powered vehicle, these lower maintenance costs can save an EV owner over $1,500 over the life of the vehicle.
Electric vehicles are convenient
Instead of searching for the cheapest petrol station, you may charge at home for a considerably lower and more predictable cost. It only takes a few seconds to plug in at home, and you’ll have a “full tank” every morning. EVs also provide a number of other advantages. Because battery electric vehicles are mechanically simpler than traditional gasoline vehicles, their maintenance requirements are generally simplified and, as a result, they are less expensive to operate.
Electric car owners do not need to change their car’s oil every 5,000 to 10,000 miles, nor do they need to plan spark plug replacements, timing belt replacements, or other engine tune-ups. EVs have additional perks depending on where you live, including as access to restricted express lanes on highways and bridges, unique parking locations, and discounted or free tolls.
Electric vehicles offer you a better driving experience
Electric engines produce rapid torque, allowing electric vehicles to accelerate and decelerate smoothly and quickly. The low center of gravity of electric vehicles increases handling, reactivity, and ride comfort.
Thousands of electric car drivers across the country have attested to the driving capability of electric vehicles in race series such as Formula E or local drag strips.
Electric vehicles cut your emissions
Even when the electricity used to power an EV originates from the country’s dirtiest coal-dominated system, EVs emit less global warming emissions than conventional vehicles. In the United States, the average electric vehicle emits the same amount of pollution as a gasoline car that gets 73 miles per gallon. As coal-fired electrical generation is replaced by wind and solar power, EVs’ emissions performance will only improve. Many EV owners are also opting to combine their vehicle with solar panels on their roof and home energy storage units. An electric vehicle (EV) can drive almost emissions-free when powered entirely by renewable energy.
Electric vehicles cut your oil use
Electric vehicles are a critical component of the UCS strategy to decrease the country’s oil use in half over the next two decades. Using oil produces a slew of issues, and transportation is still reliant on it as the primary source of energy. Electric vehicles have the potential to upend the current transportation-oil nexus by providing a cleaner, more efficient mode of transportation for everyone. Electric vehicles have the potential to reduce US oil consumption by 1.5 million barrels per day by 2035.