Why People Drive Electric Vehicles
Did you know people have many reasons for driving an EV?
From the tech-savvy to the money-conscious, people have many reasons for choosing to drive an Electric Vehicle (EV). Research* shows there are four main considerations:
- FUN: Many people want to have the latest technology and this includes the vehicle they drive. In addition, electric motors deliver mountains of torque right from a stop with some models capable of performance on par with super cars.
- TIME SAVINGS: Driving an EV for daily commutes means not having to make a separate stop to refuel. The added convenience of a home charging station saves trips to the fuel station and tim spent in line. May states offer EV drivers access to high-occupancy-vehicle (HOV) lanes, which can greatly reduce travel time especially during peak commuting hours.
- ENVIRONMENT: EVs produce zero tailpipe emissions resulting in cleaner air.
- SAVINGS: Charging an EV can cost half as much (or even less) than buying gas, so driving electric can save thousands over the life of an EV. Plus, EVs are less expensive to maintain than internal combustion engines and are often eligible for federal, state and local tax incentives.