Benefits of Electric Cars

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Electric vehicles were once considered niche, hard-to-find, and expensive, but these days they’re more available than ever! If you’re looking to give your Santa Rosa rides a serious upgrade, an EV might be perfect for you. There are plenty of benefits for drivers to enjoy when it comes to electric cars, including environmental, performance, and maintenance-related benefits. Electric vehicles also come packed with next-generation technology, offering you all the latest when it comes to interior and exterior features. Here at Mcconnell Chevrolet, we offer the acclaimed Chevy Bolt as part of our inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles. Our team has put together a guide outlining the benefits of electric cars below, along with some ways to prepare before buying an EV.

Benefits of Electric Vehicles

While there are plenty of environmental benefits of electric vehicles, the advantages don’t stop there – you’ll also enjoy increased performance, decreased maintenance, and eligibility for tax credits and incentives! Here are some benefits to look forward to on your Larkfield-Wikiup drives:

  • Zero emissions: One of the most prominent environmental benefits of electric cars is a lack of tailpipe emissions, since most EVs don’t have an exhaust system.
  • Renewable energy: Electric cars can take advantage of renewable resources since they run on electricity. These resources include wind power, solar power, and water power.
  • Reduced maintenance: Since they lack many of the parts of their gasoline-powered counterparts, electric vehicles tend to be lower-maintenance. For example, they don’t require engine oil, so you never have to bring your car in for an oil change.
  • Quiet drive: As soon as drivers get behind the wheel of an EV, they notice its serene cabin thanks to a lack of engine noise.
  • Performance: The benefits of EVs don’t come at the cost of performance. Electric cars are known for providing near-instantaneous torque thanks to the electric motor, giving you a smooth, powerful ride.

What to Do Before Buying an EV

  1. Prepare Your Garage: While charging stations are becoming more common around Larkfield-Wikiup, you’ll still want to do most of your charging at home just in case. There are two kinds of home chargers you can install – Level 1 and Level 2 – depending on the charging speed you want.
  2. Find Local Charging Stations: If you want to get some charging done outside the house, make a list of available public fast-chargers, usually provided by companies like PlugShare or Chargeway as well as brand-specific chargers for your particular EV. This is also useful if you plan on traveling long-distance – map out a list of fast chargers on your planned route.
  3. Explore Incentives: You’ll be happy to know that EVs are eligible for a wide range of tax credits and incentives, such as a $7,500 credit simply for owning an electric car!

Learn More About Electric Cars Today at Mcconnell Chevrolet!

Want to learn more about the environmental benefits of electric vehicles? Contact our office or stop by our Petaluma-area dealership today! If you’re ready to start the process of bringing an EV home for yourself, our finance center and new vehicle specials are great resources to get you started.


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