Why should you buy an electric car?
Most of the Canadian consumers who are interested in buying fully electric vehicles may hesitate due to a lack of abundant charging stations. It’s completely normal for drivers to worry about the number of available miles on a battery-electric car ticking down toward zero. While public charging stations are indeed not as common as gas stations; actually, a network of charging stations is rapidly established by government agencies, automakers, and utilities.
According to Natural Resources Canada, there are 6,323 electric vehicle public charging stations in Canada.
This includes 37 Level 1, 5,440 Level 2 EV charging stations, and 1,119 DC fast EV charging stations.
If you’re still on the fence about whether or not to buy an electric vehicle, here are some other main reasons to answer the question of why should you buy an electric vehicle.
EVs cost a lot less to operate
In general, electric cars cost more to buy than gasoline cars of the same size. However, electric cars cost a lot less per kilometer to operate than gasoline cars. The most obvious benefit of buying an electric car is the saving on fuel. That’s a pretty good incentive since the average Canadian driver travels 20,000 km per year, that’s more than $1000 saving on fuel per year if you travel as most of the Canadian drivers at the average range.
Lower maintenance costs
In addition to the savings you’ll save from gas expenditures, you’ll also benefit from the savings in maintenance costs. EVs have far fewer moving parts and don’t need oil changes as EVs don’t have an engine that requires oil to lubricate. Additionally, if you look up the top 10 most car repair items, you will find none of them apply to an electric vehicle. These reduced costs can add up to large savings over time.
A better driving experience
Many drivers might not be aware that electric cars are very quiet to drive, since they have no engine or transmission noises when running on battery power. The electric engine provides smooth acceleration and deceleration, which all make electric vehicles pleasant to drive.
An eco-friendly choice
Electric vehicles produce much lower greenhouse gas emissions, which can reduce your carbon footprint. Electric cars have several environmental benefits over conventional gas-powered vehicles in the elimination of harmful tailpipe pollutants such as hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, particulates, volatile organic compounds, ozone, lead, and various oxides of nitrogen. In comparison to a gas-powered vehicle, an electric vehicle is better for the environment over its entire life cycle. Driving an electric vehicle reduces your personal carbon footprint and is an important part of reducing polluting emissions.
Carnex offers a large selection of vehicles that cover all fuel type preferences – electric, hybrid, and gasoline. Whether you decide it’s time to switch to EV now or hold off for now, browse our inventory today!
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