These are the reasons why an electric vehicle should be the best option when shopping for a car. Firstly, it will be cheaper to buy and own. Secondly, it will be environmental friendly and you will really enjoy driving it.
The fact that electric cars have a higher selling price than the gas ones makes it arguably the biggest reason as to why most car buyers go for the gas cars. For instance, the 2018 Ford Focus retail price is at $17,950. The electric brand’s retail price is at $29,120. You will realize that the cost for the electric model is theoretically more when considering the $7,500 federal tax credit set for the purchase of an EV. In this case, paying less than the $7,500 set means that you’re your tax credit will also be lower.
The good news is that the price difference is now going to be less within no time. According to a Bloomberg analyst, the most probable year that will see electric vehicles costing less than gas ones will be 2022. Now that the batteries are in the trend of becoming smaller and less expensive, it means that the long awaited day in 2022 could come as early as 2021!
An economist would opt for the EV if both the gas car and electric car cost about the same. Most EV owners charge their cars at home as it is cheaper than using a public charger. One month can cost about $30 for charging an electric car. Filling up at the pump would cost more than this even when compared to charging at a public charger.
Apart from maybe changing the tires, there is no other routine maintenance that an electric car would require. Something else to note is that the electric cars are propelled by motors in place of engines. They therefore don’t need engine oil, air filters, coolant, spark plugs and transmission fluid. They also do not need to shift gears as an engine car would.
What Range Does This One Have
This is yet another issue that scares potential EV consumers from buying the electric cars. They fear that they would run out of power in the middle of their journey and that they might be forced to search for a public charger which might not be available in that time of need. That is no longer a problem as public chargers are available everywhere in fact, even parking lots are installing them. Moreover, the latest electric cars have been built with ranges of 200 miles under full charge with some versions of the Tesla model S having a 335 mile range. There is not so much difference when comparing it with a typical gas car which has a 375 mile range on a full tank.
The EV ranges will continue to increase, as batteries are getting smaller and lighter, and even go beyond tank ranges. All said and done, it is quite clear that electric cars are much more beneficial than gas cars.