Should You Buy an Electric Vehicle?

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Let’s start with something informative, shall we? A 2018 study from the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute found that the overall operating costs of electric vehicles (commonly known as EVs) were significantly lower than the operating costs of their gas and diesel counterparts. To be more exact, they found that nationally, average EV ownership costs were roughly less than half of what one would spend on a gasoline powered vehicle.

Cost savings are always nice, especially when they’re that good, but what about the impressive performance and fulfilling environmental benefits of electric cars? We’ve laid out everything you need to know. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us today.

Other Benefits of Electric Vehicles

We talked about some significant savings already, and those are great, but what are some of the other benefits of electric vehicle ownership? Check out some examples in the list below:

  • Zero Emissions: Electric vehicles produce either low or zero emissions, and many EVs don’t even have exhaust systems to speak of. You can be a part of improving the air quality on your Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village commutes!
  • Renewable Energy: Gasoline is not a renewable resource, but electricity can be produced with wind, sun, or even water. Driving electric allows you to benefit from these safer and more sustainable forms of energy, another great environmental benefit of electric cars!
  • Reduced Maintenance: If you never want to schedule another oil change, drive electric. Some potential EV owners worry about battery maintenance, but most manufacturers include long-lasting battery warranties with every EV, per federal mandate!
  • Quieter Drive: Without the background noise of an engine, there’s much less sound in the cabin of your EV. Thus, your drives will be much quieter and more relaxing. 
  • Instant Torque: Even the less powerful EV models still produce impressive performance figures, and many offer more than enough horsepower and torque to get your heart pumping.

Not yet sure if an EV is right for you? It’s a great idea to compare hybrid vs. electric vehicles before you make a final decision.

Learn More About Electric Cars Today at Rusnak Auto Group!

Now, with some more information about the benefits of electric cars under your belt, it’s time to experience one first-hand! The immediate torque and smooth drive of an electric vehicle simply has to be experienced by oneself to truly understand the wide appeal! 

Did you know that our website makes it incredibly easy to get a finance application started? The team at Rusnak Auto Group can help you enjoy a better experience from start to finish! Make the short drive from Los Angeles and come see us. We’ll be there to greet you with a smile!

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