Why Buy Electric?

Federal Tax Credit

-A substantial tax credit for battery-electric, hydrogen fuel cell and plug-in hybrid electric
vehicles, ranging from $2,500-$7,500, may be available depending on the battery
capacity. If you lease, the credit goes to the manufacturer. However, dealerships often
factor it into the lease, lowering the down payment or monthly payments.

-Provides rebate savings directly to purchasers and lessees of eligible electric vehicles.
Applicants with low-to-moderate household incomes are eligible for increased rebate
amounts.

Save on Fuel and Maintenance Costs

-Paying $0.10 per kW is the equivalent of driving on gasoline that costs less than $1 per
gallon. On average, drivers save about $700 in fuel costs per year while driving electric
cars.

-Electric motors have far fewer moving parts and never require oil changes, new spark
plugs or fuel filters. Regenerative braking also extends the lifespan of brake pads by
using the electric motor to decelerate the vehicle. This typically translates to lower
overall maintenance costs and increased savings. Our electric car overview goes into
depth on the various benefits for the different electric car types.

Environmentally Friendly

-In full electric mode, an electric car produces zero tailpipe emissions, dramatically
lowering smog and greenhouse gas emissions even when considering electricity
generation.

-Most drivers charge their electric cars overnight at home and wake up to a full charge.
With the growing availability of workplace and public charging stations, you will never
be far from a charge. Check for public charging using apps or online maps.

High Performance

-Simply stated, electric cars are fun to drive–with quick acceleration and enviable
performance. Unlike gas-powered cars, electric motors produce peak torque from a
standstill, without the buildup gasoline engines require to reach maximum power.

-Electric cars also have great handling. With the battery pack positioned in the center of
most electric cars, it lowers the vehicle’s center of gravity, providing superior weight
distribution and stability, and improved cornering that minimizes rollover risk. With
more than 45 electric models available in many sizes and body styles, from two-door
coupes to a seven-passenger minivan, there’s an electric car for everyone.

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