If you’re considering making the change from an internal combustion car to an all-electric vehicle, you’re not the only one. More and more customers are becoming curious about the benefits of electric cars and whether or not they’re worth switching to long-term. Toyota of N Charlotte is here with answers - here are the top benefits of electric cars and why you may want to put one in YOUR driveway.
Five benefits of electric cars you should know before deciding
Benefit #1: Lower fuel costs. When you drive an ICE (internal combustion engine) car, you have to pay for gas. When you drive an all-electric car, you fuel your car with electricity, so you’ll pay for charging the car. For the most part, it’s cheaper to fuel your car with electricity than it is to pay for gas at the pump (especially now). However, keep in mind that it’s cheaper to charge your car at home than it is to charge it at a public charging station.
Benefit #2: Lower maintenance costs. Electric cars also have fewer parts under the hood than ICE vehicles, so they require a lot less maintenance. You don’t need oil changes, transmission service, spark plug replacements, fuel pump repairs, and many other services you’d need for an ICE vehicle. In fact, maintenance should cost about half of what it does for a vehicle that uses gasoline.
Benefit #3: Tax breaks. Did you know that in some states and sometimes on a federal level, you can get tax breaks for driving an EV? Be sure to check when you file your taxes or have your accountant look into it for you next tax season.
Benefit #4: Eco-friendliness. On some levels, electric cars are also eco-friendly. Battery production is not clean by any means and non-local emissions are dependent on how your electricity is sourced (like whether you get it from solar, wind, hydropower, or fossil fuels), but local emissions - the ones coming out of your tailpipe - are non-existent. This means that on that level, electric cars are pretty green.
Benefit #5: Quieter cabin. EVs also have a much quieter cabin than a traditional ICE vehicle. There’s no internal combustion engine under the hood, so there’s a lot less road noise and you can enjoy more peace and quiet behind the wheel in electric cars.
As you can see, there are quite a few benefits of electric cars. However, we know they’re not for everyone! That’s why we offer a wide variety of hybrids, electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and traditional internal combustion engines. We’ve got something for everyone at Toyota of N Charlotte!
Toyota of N Charlotte has a car for every driver
Ready to learn more about the benefits of electric cars or schedule a test drive? Call us today! Our N Charlotte Toyota dealership is open seven days a week until 10pm at (704) 875-9199.