The Benefits of Electric Vehicles
The Drive: Electric Vehicles are fast, powerful, quiet, smooth, and free of noxious fumes that typically waft in when you open the windows.
Safety: No toxic carbon monoxide fumes or explosive gasoline, and less moving parts to rust.
Maintenance: Cheaper and Easier.
6 Month Maintenance
Check Washer Fluid
1 Year Maintenance
Check Washer Fluid
Check the Brakes
Replace AC Filters
Never Needed Maintenance
No oil changes
No radiator flushes
No transmission repairs
No exhaust system replacement
No gas tank leaks
No catalytic converter malfunctions
No engine gasket, piston or cylinder issues
No fuel injection system problems
Electric Vehicles working with Solar Energy
Solar Energy and Electric Vehicles make a powerful team! When you charge your EV with solar power, charging your vehicle is free and causes absolutely no carbon emissions.
Save on your EV Purchase with Tax Credits
Federal Tax Credit: Electric and Plug-In Hybrids are eligible for the federal tax credit up to $7500. Visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/taxevb.shtml to learn how much of the credit different types of vehicle are worth.
New York State Drive Clean EV Rebate: If EVs are bought from participating dealers, you are eligible for up to a $2000 rebate. Visit https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Drive-Clean-Rebate/How-it-Works to learn about how this rebate works.
Dealing with Range Anxiety
Range anxiety of an Electric Vehicle can be a major concern, especially during the winter when using your heat greatly reduces the range of your vehicle.
Consider these items when determining if the range of an Electric Vehicle fits your needs:
1. How much do you drive? And, on average, how many miles do you go?
2. If you own two vehicles, your local driving can be in the electric car, and you can use a second hybrid or gas vehicle for longer distance drives. Using an EV this way will save a lot of wear and tear on your long range vehicle.
3. If you can wait for the longer range EVs (Chevy BOLT, Tesla Model 3) to come out, you can largely avoid the range issue.
4. Consider a Plug In Electric Vehicle. Use your electric engine for around town driving, and have the back up of gas powered engine for longer trips.
EV Charging stations are becoming much more common in public places. Park and use these chargers while your on errands around town!
Leasing is an option! Consider this option if you would like to test one out before you purchase one.