Tips for Purchasing Your First Electric Vehicle

Things to consider when purchasing an electric vehicle:

Are you looking to purchase your first electric vehicle? Or maybe you’re already an EV driver and you want an upgrade. Whatever your situation, we’ve put together a few things to consider before you shop!

Commuting or road tripping? Consider your car’s range between charges.

The type of driving you usually do can make a big impact on the type of electric vehicle you should choose. If you spend a lot of time commuting back and forth from an office, you may not need a car with an extremely long range capacity. However, if you work from home and like to take long road trips, you may want to consider a vehicle that can get you a long way with a single charge. Keep in mind your range needs as you shop, and you’ll find the EV that fits your lifestyle best.

Take advantage of Electric Vehicle Tax Incentives!

With more and more EV models being produced every year, starting prices are steadily coming down. If you’re looking for an even better deal, though, be sure to check out which vehicles are eligible for tax incentives.

Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, lots of American-made electric vehicles qualify for a full $7500 tax incentive. For the details on which vehicles qualify, be sure to check here, where you’ll find a handy list of eligible vehicles broken down by manufacturer.

Fully electric or plug-in hybrid?

diagram of the types of EVs with labeled battery and motor outline diagram
Types of EVs with labeled battery and motor outline diagram. (src:

Fully electric vehicles (BEVs) rely entirely on their battery for power, while plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) have an internal combustion engine as a back up to their electric battery. BEVs produce no emissions, so they may be the way to go if environmental impact is one of your primary deciding factors. On the other hand, if you do not have easily accessible electric vehicle charging stations near you, a PHEV could help you reduce your transportation emissions while still being able to use gasoline in a pinch.

Whatever electric vehicle you choose, you can make your decision with confidence if you consider these factors before you buy. At EnviroSpark, we’re working every day to make electric vehicle charging fun and accessible so that we’ll all be able to make the jump to electric vehicles.

To learn more about how we can help you bring EV charging to where you live, work, and play, contact us today!

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