It’s 2019 and the concerns about saving the planet have spread across all niches including cars. Electric cars by being zero-emission offer one of the greatest services to the mother earth, however, the stigmas are still attached to EVs and people believe they aren’t well-rounded for daily commuting.
Apart from being eco-friendly, here are the top five reasons you should buy an Electric Car if you anticipate buying a new vehicle.
Save your hard-earned money with Electric Vehicle:
Electric cars may cost you more at the time of buying but in the long-run, they prove to be much cheaper than alternatively-fuelled cars. No matter at which charging station you plug-in your EV, the electricity will still cost you less than petrol, diesel or even gas. Apart from savings from daily re-fuelling of the electric car, they’ll also save you money on maintenance. Electric motors have fewer moving parts as compared to gasoline-powered engines; therefore they won’t require regular servicing or maintenance. Moreover, as the fuel won’t be petrol or diesel, so you won’t have to spend extra money on regular oil changes, spark plugs or timing belts. Over the life of an EV, these reduced maintenance costs will save the Electric Vehicle owner thousands of pounds in comparison to gasoline-powered variants of those vehicles.
Better driving experience:
Electric vehicles offer a smooth, quiet and better driving experience. They generate instant torque which makes the vehicle provide responsive acceleration and deceleration. Their low centre of gravity improves the handling and responsiveness of the vehicle while ensuring a comfortable ride. As electric vehicles don’t have combustion engines, therefore there won’t be the loud sound of combustion and the driver will be able to enjoy a quiet and smooth driving experience. This relaxed and noise-less experience won’t only be relaxing for drivers, but will also contribute towards improving the general environment by reducing the noise pollution.
Resale value is increasing:
Up till now, the resale value of the EVs was pretty low because of the federal tax credit and reduced operating ranges of the older vehicles as compared to newer ones. However, with improved technology models like Tesla Model 3, S, X, Audi e-Tron, Chevrolet Bolt EV and others are offering a range of more than 200 which they are expecting to maintain in the long run. This has strengthened the three-year resale value of these vehicles. Some models even are predicted to hold 64.3% of their value even after 36 months.
Yes, with an EV you can even generate your own power and refuel your car. For this, you will have to mount solar panels on the garage roof and generate electricity. However, this is quite an expensive option and the installation cost of the solar panels will be around $7000 which also doesn’t include storage batteries. But on the other hand, this will be a one-time cost and then you will get free fuel for your car. Another option is to convert both your house and garage to solar power, as this way federal tax credit will cover 30% of the cost for going solar and you will have plenty of free electricity for your house and car.
Electric Cars are highly convenient to use when it comes to charging as you can refuel them from the comfort of your home and you don’t have to go out and search a gasoline station for your car. All you have to do is to park your car near your home charging point, plug in the car and relax. Next morning your car will be available with “full-tank” ready to fulfill your daily commuting needs.