10 reasons to get an

Electric Car


What would you need to make the switch to an electric vehicle? Here are ten reasons why electric cars and charging stations are our transportation future:

➊ It is Getting Cheaper

Buying an EV will save you money – and is only set to save you more and more as battery prices plummet due to the battery revolution.

In late 2017 the premium automaker Tesla started selling its affordable electric car which starts at $35K before incentives, just slightly above the average car price in the US.

The biggest expense in making an electric car is battery cost. Between 2010 and 2016 battery cost have dropped more than 70%. Electric cars are expected to become the cheapest option without subsidies in a few years, as soon as 2025.

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Battery Cost

➋ Cheaper to Fuel

EVs are dramatically cheaper to fuel than their gasoline counterparts. UCS analysis has shown that driving 100 miles on electricity costs an average of $3.45 compared to driving the same distance on gasoline, which would set you back $13.52. Over the average lifetime of a vehicle, these fuel savings swell to nearly $13,000 for EV owners.

  • Average gas car
  • Tesla Model X AWD
  • Nissan LEAF

Cost of fulling per year in $K

➌ Less Maintenance

Despite being an advanced technology, EVs are remarkably simple to maintain. EV engines have fewer moving parts compared to their conventional vehicle counterparts, and you can forget about oil changes in battery electric vehicles. Brake pads will also require periodic maintenance, but not nearly as often as conventional vehicles since EVs use brakes less thanks to regenerative braking. 

➍ Super Performance

Since EVs have extremely high torque power, their pickup is very quick and smooth, leaving gas-powered vehicles eating dust. Most people are quite surprised at how much more comfortable the ride is too, and some might say that it makes gas-powered cars seem clunky and clumsy.

➎ The Range is Improving

When EVs first nudged into the market, the truth was, they couldn’t travel very far and recharging stations were few and far between. They remained a city car, going 60 miles tops without needing to be charged. Today’s Bolt can travel nearly 240 miles and newer models will have longer range — as much as 300 – 350 miles, similar to our gas engine cars today. And, it will be easier to find a place to charge them.

  • Gas car
  • Hybrid car
  • Electric Car
  • Tesla Roadster2