Electric cars are becoming more mainstream, and you’re likely not alone in wondering whether an electric car is right for you. As the technology supporting electric cars (EVs) and batteries continue to improve, drawbacks such as high cost, limited range, performance issues, long charge time, and a dearth of charging stations are fading away.
Automotive giants such as Volvo are voicing their commitment to converting to electric car-only production in the very near future; and even luxury electric vehicles like Tesla are offering more affordable options to the consumer, altering public perception of electric cars as something only approachable by the elite.
Still not convinced? Keep reading.
Electric cars cost less than gas vehicles.
Electric cars cost less compared to conventional gas vehicles each year. As the cost of electric cars becomes the same as or less than existing vehicles the choice to ‘go electric’ will be obvious. Electric vehicles are already pretty affordable. The cost of operating an electric vehicle will already save you money of the life of the car.
In almost every way that counts, an electric car costs significantly less to run and maintain than a gas-powered car. There is no gas to buy, no oil changes, no smog tests, and fewer moving parts to break or wear out. In fact, many electric car owners go years without any repair or service bills at all.