Why Buy an Electric Car?

2022 Chevy Bolt Electric

Automakers are going to produce more and more electric cars and EVs in the coming years. Chevy already has its Bolt EV and Bolt EUV on the market as very affordable EVs that remove the need for weekly fill-ups at the gas station. Great news! More Chevy EVs are under development and on the way thanks to the Ultium battery platform that allows for versatility and mass production of the EV powerplants.

Because more manufacturers are making EVs, prices of electric cars will continue to decrease. This will make EV ownership even more attractive for everyday Oceanside and Poway drivers who want lower costs of ownership.

Even now and more so in the future, there are plenty of perks to buying an electric car or EV beyond saving money on fuel. Explore the many perks of EV ownership with our handy guide from Quality Chevrolet as we answer, Why should you buy an electric car?

Why Buy an Electric Car From Us?

Buying an electric car or EV has several advantages versus a vehicle with an internal combustion engine.

Let’s go over the perks of EV ownership and why you should buy an electric car from us:

  • Cost of Owning an EV: An internal combustion engine has more moving parts than an electric car, so you’ll have more repairs and maintenance. Not so with EV ownership. Electric cars are generally cheaper to maintain than their gasoline counterparts. There are no pistons, no radiator, and no complicated transmission that’s extremely expensive to repair.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: EVs have information displays with systems that monitor energy usage to complement other cutting-edge technology. You might feel like you’re at the helm of a spaceship heading to Mars rather than driving an EV in Carlsbad.
  • Environmental Impacts of Owning an EV: If you charge your EV on the grid, you still might burn fossil fuels if your utility company burns coal or natural gas to generate steam for the turbines. But you could utilize solar, wind, or other renewable sources of energy to lower your carbon emissions while charging an electric car. The good news is EVs using grid power are still less harmful to the environment because you aren’t emitting nearly as much carbon into the atmosphere compared to internal combustion engines.
  • Maintenance Required for EV Ownership: When you own an internal combustion engine, you need to keep up with things like oil changes, transmission flushes, radiator flushes and fills, fuel lines, serpentine belts, and more. EVs require much less regular maintenance because they don’t have moving parts. Your maintenance costs will go down.

EVs also make extremely affordable used cars for sale! So if you’ve been hunting for a fuel-efficient used car for sale in Escondido, you should buy a Chevy electric vehicle at our dealership! We usually have a few used ones on our lot.

What to Know Before Buying an Electric Car or EV

EVs are a slightly different animal than an internal combustion vehicle. You’ll need to know a few things before investing in an electric car. But these shouldn’t hinder why you should buy an electric car. You still get plenty of convenience and perks of EV ownership to help make your vehicle ownership easier.

Get Your Garage Ready for Your EV

EV ownership continues to gain in popularity. Despite this, there aren’t as many EV charging stations around our area compared to gas stations. At least not yet. Therefore, it’s important to get your garage ready. First, figure out what kind of charging station (Level 1 or Level 2) you will be eligible for. Contact us or call (760) 871-4005 if you have any questions. We encourage you to get the system installed in a timely manner. A Level 2 charger can recharge your electric car to full capacity overnight as you sleep.

Map Out Charging Locations near Escondido

In addition to at-home charging, you can also charge your EV at a public charging station. Why? You can top off your battery while you work or shop, and you can go on vacation when you find public charging stations in other cities! Public charging stations are significantly faster than charging at home, charging your EV to 80% in about 30 minutes. But using them too much can lower your EV’s battery life.

Explore Possible Savings Via Tax Credits

Why buy an electric car? EVs may cost more than internal combustion vehicles for now. But when more electric cars come online in future years, additional competition on the market and more investments in EVs will bring prices down quickly. You may also be eligible for a tax credit on your next EV purchase with federal incentives. Of course, here at Quality Chevrolet, we offer new vehicle specials that could lower your overall purchase price and save you some cash.

Why Buy an Electric Car From Quality Chevrolet?

Because Chevy is one of the leaders in electric cars and EVs! Climb into the cockpit of a new vehicle today to see how owning an EV could fit into your lifestyle. Contact us or call (760) 871-4005 to schedule a test drive with our team. We think you’ll fall in love with one of the new electric cars on our lot, especially the Bolt.

 

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