Electric vehicles are the future. They’re sleek, energy-efficient, cost less to operate and benefit the environment in so many ways. Plus, there’s a wide range of options to choose from, so you can pick the engine and size that fits your needs. In 2018, 233,411 electric vehicles (EV) were sold in the U.S. alone, and those numbers are only growing. This year, the Consumer Reports and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), reported that 63% of prospective car buyers in America are interested in electric vehicles. That’s a lot of electric cars joining our roadways!
But what’s the big deal about going electric? We can explain.
Here are just five of our favorite reasons to choose an electric vehicle:
The Savings Are Real
Electric vehicles are cheaper by far to run and maintain than standard cars. They’re designed for efficiency, and with no oil changes, no gas to refill regularly, and fewer parts overall—going electric can save you lots of cash over the lifetime of the car. While right now these vehicles require something of an investment up front, you’ll end up saving money over time.
Eliminate Pit Stops
As batteries become more powerful, electric vehicles can go longer and longer without having to recharge. Imagine a world where you never had to stop at a gas station again! You’ll save time by never having to stop to fuel up, and instead just plugging in when you come home at night. While battery range used to be a concern, with newer models, batteries can last up to 200 miles or more, so most people will be fine just charging at home or at work.
Electric cars have high torque power and are considered high-performance vehicles. The ride is smooth, and you can accelerate instantly at the touch of your foot. You don’t even have to buy an expensive model to have this instantaneous acceleration—even a low-cost model will accelerate far faster than its gas-powered counterpart.
The Sound Of… Silence
One of the big things anyone who’s driven an electric car will talk about is the silence of the engine. You may not even notice all the weird noises your car makes as you drive it now, but you’ll definitely notice when they’re gone. In an electric car, there’s no cabin noise, and all you hear as you drive is a quiet purr as you go quietly about your business.
Better For Us + The World We Live In
Who doesn’t want to make the world a better place? By going electric, you’ll help keep the air in your city cleaner and healthier for everyone who lives there, including your family. Electric cars have zero tailpipe emissions, cut down on greenhouse gases, and can in some circumstances operate nearly emissions-free.
If you’re ready to make the jump to an electric vehicle and join the ranks of those living the sleek, silent, eco-friendly transportation life—Colvin can help. We provide electric vehicle installation and service as part of our specialty electric services. Whether this is your first electric vehicle or the latest upgrade, just let us know and we’ll have one of our expert technicians out to get you set up. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.