What are the Benefits of Electric Cars?

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The benefits of electric cars, when compared to internal combustion engine, or ICE-powered cars, are wide-ranging and substantial. More practical, more spacious, less polluting, dramatically safer, and more reliable, the benefits of electric vehicles are broad for Bellaire and Kalkaska drivers. The environmental benefits of electric cars are just the tip of the iceberg. Check out what we have in our new vehicles stock, or read on for more information.

Benefits of Electric Vehicles

Here are the main benefits of EVs:

  • Practicality: Electric vehicles can have more internal space because batteries can be underfloor, and motors are much smaller than engines.
  • Safety: Because an engine isn’t in the middle of a vehicle’s crumple zone, electric vehicles can be made much safer, not to mention the anti-rollover benefits of the extremely low center of gravity of electric vehicles with floor-mounted batteries.
  • Speed: We’ve probably all seen the videos of electric cars smoking the fastest supercars, and while EVs often aren’t built for speed, even without a performance focus their more efficient motors offer instant torque.
  • Reliability: The motors are also simpler, making a huge chunk of the common maintenance and repair items ICE vehicles face simply not exist anymore.
  • Convenience: A primary benefit of electric cars is that you can wake up to a fully charged EV in your garage, for much less cost than it takes to fill up at a gas station. To take full advantage of home charging, contact us for details!

What to Do Before Buying an EV

  1. Prepare Your Garage: A home charging station is something an electrician can install, which will give you the full benefit of an EV. Because electricity is much easier to generate than gasoline is to refine, it’s several times cheaper to power your car with electricity.
  2. Find Local Charging Stations: If you don’t have a garage, find out where local charging stations are, just to confirm how practical an EV is for you.
  3. Explore Incentives: EVs commonly have available tax credits up to $7,500.

Learn More About Electric Cars Today at Serra Volkswagen of Traverse City!

Consider our payment calculator and apply for financing online today! We look forward to getting you behind the wheel with a test drive of an EV near Lake City.

 

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