5 Benefits of Driving An EV
Updated: Jan 10
Research has shown that driving an electric car is better for the environment–in just a year, one electric car on the road can save an average of 1.5 million grams of CO2–but there are plenty of other reasons to consider an EV. Here are 5 benefits you’ll enjoy if you make the switch to electric.
1. You’ll Have More Fun Driving
Every electric car is a high-performance vehicle, which makes them surprisingly fun to drive. The engine is incredibly quiet and responsive with great torque, both of which enhance the driving experience. The get-up-and-go of even the most ordinary electric car will impress you, and the smooth ride makes long trips more comfortable.
2. You’ll Save Money
One of the top benefits of driving an EV is fuel savings. Consumer Reports estimates the savings on fuel over seven years of ownership to be nearly $5,000. Looking at the repair and maintenance costs over a vehicle’s lifetime, EV owners also save an expected $12,000 compared to gas vehicle owners.
3. You’ll Spend Less Time at the Shop
Electric cars need far less maintenance than gasoline cars, and in all-electric vehicles, there are many things that completely disappear from the maintenance list. These include oil changes, spark plugs, air filters, fuel filters, exhaust pipes, mufflers, and catalytic converters, which means you’ll never need another smog test.
4. You’ll Have the Latest Tech
Electric vehicles tend to feature more cutting-edge technology as standard options. Take the Chevrolet Bolt EUV, for example, which has an estimated range of 247 miles on a fully charged battery. High-tech equipment that comes standard on the Bolt EUV includes xenon headlights, keyless ignition/entry, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a slick 10.2-inch touchscreen.
5. You’ll Have An Emergency Power Backup
This last benefit requires some work on your part, but with the right set-up, you can run your home off of the energy in your car’s battery in an emergency situation. This feature has become more popular in Japan since the 2011 tsunami, but it’s not yet the norm in the U.S. Imagine the peace of mind you’ll feel knowing you can power critical parts of your home in case of a power grid emergency.
If you’re interested in transitioning to an electric vehicle without the long-term commitment of buying or leasing, consider an Evoke membership. Sign up for the waitlist to see our available EVs and secure your delivery date.