Besides not paying for gas, there are many perks to owning an electric vehicle. One major perk? Helping the planet.
4 Main Reasons Why Your Next Car Should Be Electric
By moving to an electric vehicle, you’re helping to create a better world thanks to cleaner emissions. EVs produce zero tailpipe emissions, which means lower smog and greenhouse gases. Learn more about clean energy below.
Electric vehicle charging on average costs less than refueling a car. In addition, you could also earn a tax credit depending on the model of the EV you purchase. For more information, visit our Incentives & Rebates page.
Since electric vehicles don’t have engines and have far fewer mechanical parts, they need a lot less maintenance. You can also forget about needing to replace certain parts too. See how much you could potentially save by switching to an EV below.
Driving an electric vehicle is fun, fast and quite an electrifying experience! But don’t just take our word for it. Why don’t you see for yourself at one of our Ride-and-Drive events? Book your next ride below.
Total Cost of Ownership for Electric Vehicles
What to Expect with Maintenance Costs
Since electric vehicles don’t have an engine, they don’t require oil, so you can eliminate oil changes — which average between $20 to $100.
While EVs generally have longer lasting brake pads, as compared to gas-powered cars, tires are a different story and an important cost consideration. Since EVs are generally heavier than their gas counterparts, the tires tend to wear out faster and can be expensive to replace.
Similar to gasoline powered cars and their engines, the battery and motor(s) of an EV are expected to last the lifetime of the vehicle.
Some maintenance costs still carry over to an EV such as tire rotations, replacing your windshield wipers, filling up your washer fluid, and replacing air cabin filters.
On average, you’ll save around $4,500 on maintenance costs over the life of an EV!*
*Save even more with our Smart Charging Incentive program where you could earn up to 2,500 free miles based on 3 miles/kWh, at $0.132/kWh. Actual results will vary.
EV Events: Take a Spin & Ask Questions
Want to try an electric vehicle without the pressure of a salesperson? Now’s the chance! Test drive an electric vehicle free at our Ride-and-Drive events.
Meet and speak with an EV specialist at our EV Coffee Shop Meet Ups to fully understand what there is to know about electric vehicle ownership.
Throughout the year, we’ll be putting together more events. Keep an eye out below to find the next upcoming event near you.