What Are the Benefits of Electric Cars?

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As electric and hybrid vehicles are becoming more and more accessible, an increasing number of Montgomery-area drivers are interested in learning more about the benefits of electric cars. Offering zero emissions, reduced maintenance, a quiet drive, and instant acceleration, new Hyundai electric vehicles such as the IONIQ 5 and Kona Electric have a lot to offer. While the environmental benefits of electric vehicles are pretty obvious, there are many other advantages that can make an EV an ideal choice to upgrade your Fairfield commute. Learn more about the benefits of electric cars, then visit our dealership in Cincinnati to explore your options today!

What Are the Key Benefits of Electric Cars?

  • Zero Emissions: One of the primary environmental benefits of electric cars is that they have close to zero tailpipe emissions, as most EVs don’t even have an exhaust system.
  • Renewable Energy: Another one of the important environmental benefits of electric cars is that they can use renewable energy resources such as solar, wind, or even water.
  • Reduced Maintenance: Full electric vehicles don’t require engine oil, so there’s no need for oil changes. 
  • Quieter Drive: One of the EV benefits that Cincinnati drivers are sure to enjoy is the quiet ride. Without an internal combustion engine, you’ll serenely cruise the streets of Cincinnati.
  • Performance: Not many years ago EVs were largely underpowered, but with advancements in technology, new electric cars like the Hyundai IONIQ 5 can deliver near-instantaneous torque. That means you can still enjoy strong acceleration that will get you up to speed in a hurry on Mason highways.

What to Do Before Buying an EV

Whether you decide on an IONIQ 5, a Kona Electric, or even a Sante Fe Plug-In Hybrid, you’ll want to be prepared for charging at home or at a public charging station. You may also want to look into whether there are any incentives or tax credits available. Here are some tips on what to do before you upgrade to an electric vehicle:

  1. Prepare Your Garage: At-home charging will most likely be the primary charging method for your electric vehicle. To prepare your home for EV charging, you’ll first want to research your Level 1 and Level 2 charging options, then have your home charging system installed.
  2. Find Local Charging Stations: Whether driving in town or traveling long-distance, it is helpful to know where the nearest charging station is. Companies like PlugShare and Chargeway offer maps that can help you find charging stations across the U.S. and Canada. 
  3. Explore Incentives: Many new EVs are eligible for a federal tax credit that can be as high as $7,500 depending on the type of EV you purchase. 

Learn More About EV Benefits Today at Columbia Hyundai!

The friendly and knowledgeable team at Columbia Hyundai will be happy to fill you in on EV benefits, the IONIQ 5 range, and more. You can also count on us to help you decide whether an EV or a hybrid vehicle will best suit your driving needs. If you have any questions, please contact us online or stop by our Cincinnati dealership.

 

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