What are the Benefits of Electric Cars?

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Are you looking for a new Hickory Bluff daily commuter that’s better for the environment? Or maybe you just want something with increased fuel economy? We don’t blame you! We’re seeing more and more St. Simons Island shoppers upgrade to an electric or hybrid vehicle for their next vehicle. With automotive advances in technology, there are increasing numbers of electric vehicles being offered on the new and pre-owned market, making it easier than ever before to upgrade to an electric car. From the environmental benefits of electric cars to the fuel-saving benefits of electric cars, we’ll touch on why your next vehicle could be an electric car today at Lou Sobh Kia of Brunswick!

 

 

Benefits of Electric Vehicles

There are plenty of benefits of electric vehicles and we think they’ll fit better into your Jekyll Island lifestyle than you think. Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular due to all the positives of owning one. Not only that but electric vehicles are typically packed full of all the latest and greatest technology. Other benefits of electric cars include:

  • Zero Emissions: There are plenty of environmental benefits of electric cars and one of them is the close to zero tailpipe emissions. Most electric cars don’t even have an exhaust system so exhaust emissions are not a byproduct of the vehicle running.
  • Renewable Energy: Another environmental benefit of electric cars is that they can use renewable energy. Electric cars are powered by electricity meaning they can take advantage of renewable resources such as solar, wind, or even water.
  • Reduced Maintenance: Full electric vehicles don’t require engine oil so there’s no need for oil changes.
  • Quieter Drive: One major benefit of electric vehicles that most drivers instantly notice is the serene ride. Electric vehicles don’t necessarily have any engine noise so there’s less commotion in the cabin.
  • Performance: Car enthusiasts rejoice! Electric vehicles truly provide unbeatable performance. The electric motors are capable of producing near-instantaneous torque so you can still find thrill on your drives.

There are plenty of other benefits of electric cars and we suggest visiting us to get all the details. If you’re not finding your favorite electric model in our inventory, feel free to utilize our vehicle finder service and we’ll help you with your search!

What to Do Before Buying an EV

  1. Prepare Your Garage: Charging stations are becoming more numerous, but they’re not quite ubiquitous yet. So you’ll want to prepare your garage for home charging. Research your options (Level 1 and Level 2 charging setups offer different charging times). Then have your at-home charging system installed. Chances are, this will be your main method of EV charging.
  2. Find Local Charging Stations: Map out a list of charging stations from companies like PlugShare or Chargeway in addition to any brand-specific chargers you can use based on the particular EV you drive. It’s especially helpful to know where stations are when traveling long distances, but knowing where local chargers are in a pinch can be very helpful as well.
  3. Explore Incentives: EVs are often eligible for more incentives and tax credits than gasoline cars. In fact, you may be able to secure up to a $7,500 tax credit just by buying an electric car!

Learn More About Electric Cars Today at Lou Sobh Kia of Brunswick!

We’re here for you when you’re ready to take the next steps in owning an electric vehicle. You can apply for financing or even value your trade if you have a vehicle you’re trading in to upgrade to an electric one. For all of your electric car needs, you can depend on Lou Sobh Kia of Brunswick to help you learn more. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us online or stop in at our Brunswick dealership!

 

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