The main advantages of electric cars – WSOC TV

If you’re considering switching from an internal combustion car to an all-electric vehicle, you’re not alone. More and more customers are asking about the benefits of electric cars and whether or not it is worth switching to a car in the long term. Toyota of N Charlotte is here with answers – here are the key benefits of electric cars and why you might want to put one in YOUR driveway.

Five advantages of electric cars you need to know before you decide

Benefit #1: Reduced fuel costs. When you drive an ICE (internal combustion engine) car, you have to pay for gasoline. When you drive an all-electric car, you’re powering your car with electricity, so you’re paying to charge the car. In most cases, it’s cheaper to power your car than to pay for gas at the pump (especially now). However, keep in mind that it is cheaper to charge your car at home than to charge it at a public charging station.

Benefit #2: Reduced maintenance costs. Electric cars also have fewer parts under the hood than ICE vehicles, so they require significantly less maintenance. You don’t need an oil change, transmission service, spark plug replacement, fuel pump repair, and many other services you would need for an ICE vehicle. In fact, maintenance should cost about half of what it costs for a gas-powered vehicle.

Advantage #3: tax relief. Did you know that in some states and sometimes at the federal level, you can get tax breaks for driving an electric vehicle? Be sure to check when you file your taxes or have your accountant take care of it for you next tax season.

Advantage #4: Respect for the environment. On some levels, electric cars are also environmentally friendly. Battery production is by no means clean and non-local emissions depend on the source of your electricity (for example, whether you get it from solar, wind, hydro or fossil fuels), but emissions local – the ones coming out of your tailpipe – are non-existent. This means that at this level, electric cars are rather green.

Advantage #5: Quieter cabin. Electric vehicles also have a much quieter cabin than a traditional ICE vehicle. There’s no internal combustion engine under the hood, so there’s a lot less road noise and you can enjoy more peace and quiet behind the wheel of electric cars.

As you can see, electric cars have many advantages. However, we know they are not for everyone! That’s why we offer a wide variety of hybrids, electric cars, plug-in hybrids and traditional internal combustion engines. We have something for everyone at Toyota of N Charlotte!

Toyota of N Charlotte has a car for every driver

Ready to learn more about the benefits of electric cars or schedule a test drive? Call us today! Our N Charlotte Toyota dealership is open seven days a week until 10 p.m. at (704) 875-9199.