Why Buy an Electric Car?

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Electric vehicles have had an upsurge in popularity as the technology in these cars has rapidly evolved, improving far faster than the now century-plus old gasoline internal combustion engine (ICE) cars have. Why is the overall number of electric cars on the road multiplying? What are the reasons to buy an electric car? For North Charleston and Mount Pleasant drivers, there are several answers to this, but the three main ones are a much lower overall cost of ownership, the quiet performance of EVs, and their much easier maintenance regime. To learn more about the details, keep reading, or get in touch with us!

What are the Perks of EV Ownership?

Here are the big reasons so many are starting to go electric:

  • Cost of Owning an EV: No gasoline cost, much lower electricity costs (and the ability to make your own electricity at home, and less maintenance costs mean the overall cost of ownership of an EV is already much less than equivalent vehicles.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: The powertrain of an EV was only made possible by the miniaturization of batteries for cell phones and laptops, and everything else in modern EVs also tends to be state of the art.
  • Environmental Impacts of Owning an EV: Even counting the mining of rare earths, and even assuming dirty non-renewable electricity generation, EVs are still far less polluting than ICE vehicles, as once they’re built, they produce no emissions themselves for their entire lifetimes. This is set to only improve as electricity is more commonly produced by renewable sources, and batteries continue to rapidly improve in all aspects.

What to Know Before You Go All-In on EV Ownership

Get Your Garage Ready for Your EV

To get the most out of an EV, at least for now, you need a garage with a charging station. This way you can wake up to a vehicle already charged and ready to go, for pennies on the dollar compared to gasoline costs. That said, a level 2 garage charging station should be factored into the cost of your upcoming EV.

Map Out Charging Locations near Charleston

See where chargers are around where you’re likely to drive, especially if you don’t have a charger beyond a wall outlet at home. Unlike ICE vehicles, EVs tend to charge up at the destination, instead of along the way, with the exception of road trips.

Explore Possible Savings via Tax Credits

Tax credits in the US can dramatically reduce the cost of EV ownership, so be sure to consider them when researching your purchase!

Go Electric at Rick Hendrick Chevrolet!

These days, the question “Why should we buy an electric car?” and “Why should I buy an electric car?” are commonly asked, and the answers are pretty compelling. To take advantage of our online financing application and car buying tips, visit our showroom near James Island !


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