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Why Drive an Electric Vehicle?

Posted by Nate McFarland on April 20, 2017

 

These days, there’s good reason to think seriously about buying an electric vehicle.

First off, picture this: no more gas stations, transmission repairs, oil changes, or timing belt failures. There are far fewer things to break down, which means lower maintenance costs and fewer trips to the mechanic.1

As far as everyday “fueling” costs go? Here in the U.S., it costs about half as much to drive an electric vehicle.2 That’s because electricity is less expensive than gasoline and EVs are far more efficient vehicles. It’s roughly equivalent to fueling a conventional car with gas at $1/gallon.2

What about the overall environmental impact of these zero-emission vehicles? Over the course of its lifetime (from cradle-to-grave), an EV today causes 54% less carbon pollution than a comparable gas vehicle.3 And that number’s only going to get better as our grid continues to source more of its power from clean energy like wind and solar.

So that’s just a few reasons why electric vehicles are generating so much interest, and are changing transportation as we know it.

Sources

1 EVgo: Why EVs?
2 U.S. DOE: Saving on Fuel and Vehicle Costs
3 NRDC Study: Electric Vehicles Can Dramatically Reduce Carbon Pollution from Transportation, and Improve Air Quality

 

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