Benefits of Choosing an EV

What is an EV?

Electric vehicles, commonly abbreviated as “EVs”, have become incredibly prevalent; a little over ten years ago, there were only around 50,000 EVs on the road in the United States. Now, in 2023, there are well over 2 million. With such a huge increase in popularity, many are asking: what are the benefits of choosing an EV? 

The Benefits of Owning an EV

Get a Full Tank Anytime

There are two options for EV owners – install an EV charger at home, or charge their car at public chargers. Luckily, it’s easier than ever to locate a charging station. There are nearly 60,000 charging stations with over 148,000 ports across the country, a number that is only climbing higher. Charging stations are located at residential complexes, offices, shopping centers, and other places of business, making it a cinch to charge up while checking off your to-do list. You can quickly find the nearest EV charging station through sources like AFDC and PlugShare.

More and more multifamily residential communities are also installing EV charging stations for their residents to enjoy the ease of charging up at home. Check with your community to see if they plan to offer this amenity! 

Enjoy Lower & More Predictable Fuel Costs 

Unlike the cost of gas which can vary from week to week, EV chargers have a standard rate based on kilowatt-hour (kWh) usage. It can cost between $12-$30 to fully charge an EV, depending on car and battery size. In comparison, the average national cost to fill up a 12-gallon gas tank is upwards of $40, making charging an EV far more affordable and easier to budget for. 

Qualify for Tax Credits 

When you purchase a new EV, you may be eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500. Depending on what state you reside in, you may also be eligible for a state tax credit or rebate as well. Some states even have programs that provide EV drivers with additional perks and privileges. For example in Georgia, EV drivers can drive in HOV and Express lanes on the highway, even when traveling by themselves. Check out all state incentives here.

Be Stress Free About Going Green

Owning and operating an EV is one of the most effective ways to significantly reduce your carbon footprint. A typical gas-powered car emits the equivalent of 12,594 pounds of carbon dioxide per year. A typical EV creates only 2,817 pounds of carbon dioxide in the same amount of time. Use the widget below to see just how much CO2 an EV can save in your state:

The Bottom Line

Tax credits, lower carbon emissions, budget friendly charging… these are just a few of the many benefits to making your next vehicle electric. Going green? Contact us today to learn more about our turnkey EV charger installation services!

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