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Just as we’ve seen more and more hybrid models take the streets of Antioch, there are also a wide range of electric vehicles hitting the market that are sure to impress. So, what are the benefits of owning an electric vehicle? With a cleaner and more efficient performance along with excellent savings compared to the average gasoline vehicle, there’s a lot to appreciate about owning an electric vehicle. Learn more about the perks of electric vehicles, and then find your very own among our inventory at Carl Black Chevrolet today!
Making the switch to an electric vehicle for your Madison commute provides a seamless performance that also does right by the environment. Full electric vehicles will not come with an exhaust system, resulting in no emissions while the electricity of your car makes it a source of renewable energy. This means solar, wind, and water sources can power your car, while gasoline vehicles will always depend on finite oil. Another way you’ll appreciate upgrading to an electric car is that many states offer access to HOV lanes so you can get around congested Brentwood traffic. You’ll also notice reduced visits to the mechanic.
There are many places you can rely on around Antioch to charge your electric car on-the-go, but you’ll also want an at-home charger in your garage so you can prepare for your next ride. You can choose between a Level 1 charger, which provides a full charge in 24 hours, or a Level 2 option, which fully charges your car in 3 hours.
To ensure you never miss a beat when you’re around town, you can rely on helpful sources like PlugShare and Chargeway so you can easily find the nearest charging station near you as well as other local spots that ensure you can charge your car when needed.
Despite the fact that electric cars may cost more, you can enjoy great savings thanks to federal tax credits and incentives. For instance, here in Tennessee, plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles qualify for a $2,500 to $7,500 federal tax credit.
While electric cars will typically come with a higher price tag than gasoline models, you can take advantage of federal tax credits and other incentives so you don’t have to worry about going over budget. In terms of maintenance and care, you can expect to only pay roughly $4,600 in total lifetime service, which is much lower when you look at how much it costs to cover gasoline car service, which is an average of $9,200 over a vehicle’s lifetime.
A great demonstration of this was a recently published article from Tesloop which noted that their Tesla model required just $11k worth of maintenance over 300,000 miles, compared to a gas-powered BMW, which required an average of $13,300 worth of service during the first 75,000 miles.
As you can see, there are plenty of unique benefits to owning an electric vehicle for your Madison travels. Bring home your very own new Chevrolet electric car for sale from %Carl Black Chevrolet, and save on your next purchase when you browse our new vehicle specials or our rotating national offers and incentives. Learn more about your favorite Chevy electric models, or get started at home by valuing your trade-in or estimating your monthly auto payment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our dealership in Nashville!
*Based on estimates from the U.S Department of Energy.