Electric cars have been called the future of transportation. The technology has been around for decades, but only recently has it become affordable enough to gain a real foothold in the market. Today, electric vehicles are more popular than ever as manufacturers continue to innovate and improve upon their designs. And while many people still don’t understand how electric cars benefit the environment or why they’re so much better than gas-powered vehicles, there are actually plenty of reasons why you should consider buying one yourself:
Electric vehicles have no tailpipe emissions.
Electric vehicles are powered by electricity, not gasoline. This means they don’t produce tailpipe emissions and therefore have no greenhouse gases.
Electric vehicles are less expensive to drive than gas cars, even on a per-mile basis.
Here’s where the real savings kick in: electric vehicles are much cheaper to drive than gas cars.
If you’re buying a new car, then obviously you’ll be paying for it up front. But if you already have an old vehicle and are looking to replace it with an EV, there are several ways that EVs can save money over time. First of all, they require less maintenance than gasoline-powered vehicles because they don’t require oil changes or tune-ups (which saves time). Second of all–and this will probably come as no surprise–they also consume less fuel per mile driven than their gas-powered counterparts do. In fact, according to Consumer Reports’ estimates based on actual driving data from 50 different models across five years between 2012 and 2017: “On average, we found that EVs cost $1 per 100 miles compared with $2 per 100 miles for conventional cars.”
Electric vehicles produce less carbon emissions than even hybrid vehicles
Electric vehicles produce no tailpipe emissions and, in the case of plug-in hybrids, they can be charged at home. That means that you’re not only reducing your carbon footprint by driving an EV, but also eliminating it altogether. In fact, electric vehicles have lower carbon emissions than even hybrid vehicles because they produce no tailpipe emissions and are more efficient than gas-powered cars.
So, if you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint and help the environment, an electric vehicle may be the right choice for you. They’re cheaper to drive than gas cars even on a per-mile basis, so they can save money on fuel costs while also reducing emissions from tailpipes. Plus, there are no emissions from electric cars at all!