Posted on January 3rd, 2018, under News
The 5 reasons include personal benefits to a EV driver and the benefits of potentially improving society, the environment, and our economy.
So, you might ask: if you wait longer will prices go down further, or will product offerings improve?
There is general hope that the price of batteries per kilowatt-hour will decline, and economies of scale will help automakers trim costs which they may pass on to you.
And, like any technology, more features and benefits ought to come in time.
The question is can you benefit now?
Some people choose to lease a car to avoid risks associated with ownership, but others are purchasing EVs and happy with what they can do.
Range limits of 70-100 miles per charge for average EVs is also a factor to consider, but average daily driving needs might be under 40 miles.
4. Less maintenance
Less moving parts to worry about, less that could go wrong, simple and straightforward as this.
While it is true that a hybrid offers no “range anxiety” and usually better fuel mileage than conventional cars, it also is an electrified vehicle that combines two power-trains.
All the maintenance concerns about internal combustion-powered cars apply to hybrids, and then you have the battery, controller, motor, other components as part of the gas-electric power-train.
The maintenance and resale record for hybrids has been good, and we are not meaning to say they are too risky, but EVs are simpler machines.