Now that electric cars are becoming more mainstream, you may be thinking of buying one yourself. If you are in the market for a new car anyway, then it may make sense to go for an electric vehicle for a wide variety of reasons.
It’s not nearly as expensive to buy one now as it was in the past. And there are savings to be had over the course of owning one, as well. You probably have a lot of questions so it pays to see the benefits laid out for you. In this article, we will go over several of the benefits so you can make an informed decision.
1. No more gas
The price of gas only goes up. It doesn’t go down. With an electric car, you never have to worry about what it costs at the pump any longer. The only cost you have is for the electricity to charge it which is a fraction of what it costs to fill up with gas.
And it is faster than ever to charge a car thanks to the latest advances in battery technology. Add to the fact that there are charging stations everywhere now and you rarely have to worry about running out of power in the middle of driving.
You can see just how ubiquitous these are when you look at a map from PlugShare Oslo.
2. Smaller carbon footprint
Think about how much gas you used to put in your car on a monthly basis. Not only is it polluting the environment when you consume it, but it takes a lot of energy to extract the crude oil from the ground, refine it and then transport it to where you fill up. The entire cycle is dirty from start to finish.
When you have an electric car, you have removed yourself from that entire process so your carbon footprint is considerably smaller. Cities that have a no car or electric car only policy for their city centers see a massive reduction in smog and unhealthy air quality.
3. Fewer maintenance costs
Combustion engines have a lot of moving parts and the entire process is very hard on them. Wear and tear is inevitable. As these parts wear out they need to be replaced which costs quite a bit of money. Then add routine maintenance like oil changes, tune ups and more and it costs a lot of money to own a car.
Electric vehicles have none of these problems. There is considerably less wear on the parts of the car so there is less need to replace them. There are no oil changes or tune ups needed and visits to the mechanic are very rare. In fact, many maintenance issues can be solved with a software patch or update.
4. Smooth and quiet
There is no rumbling engine to deal with so your ride is very smooth and incredibly quiet. It is less strenuous to drive long distances in an electric car as there is much less vibration.