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Why Drive Electric

Benefits to Drivers


Long Term Lower Fuel & Maintenance Costs That Can't Be Beat


In many cases, after factoring in savings from federal, state and other incentives, EV costs less total to own over five years than a comparable gasoline only vehicle. Why? Because the average long-term price of electricity is less than half what gasoline would cost for the same driving use, AND because EVs have far lower maintenance requirements (also saving you time, with less visits to the auto shop). Curious how much you might save by driving an EV? Take 2 minutes and let the DrivE & SaVe Wizard calculate this for you.
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Fewer Moving Parts That Require Less Regular Maintenance


Because EVs have lower maintenance requirements and fewer things that can mechanically wear out or fail, they have higher average long-term reliability. And because electric cars all have regenerative brakes, the brake pads and rotors don’t wear as quickly, and may even last the life of the vehicle with little or no maintenance.
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More Flexibility Of Choices For Driving & Refueling


You charge an electric car like a cell phone — overnight, while you sleep. It’s sort of like having a gas pump in your garage, but without the mess. So, with an electric car you wake up back on “Full” and always ready to drive. And for many drivers, the car comes with all you need to get started, as charging can be done with the included adapter and a standard accessible outlet that most households already have in their garage or on the side of their house near a driveway.
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Instant Acceleration, Better Handling & a Smooth Ride


Any electric motor has more of something called torque, or tire-turning rotational force from the get-go than its equivalent internal combustion engine only counterpart. In addition to this 100% torque right off the line, most electrics also offer inherently better handling and ride due to their superior weight distribution and low center of gravity – A driving experience that hugs the corners! And finally, the ride is further improved by reduced overall cabin noise and less vibration.
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Calculating Cost of Ownership (5 years)*

What is vehicle Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)?

The purchase price of an asset plus the costs of operation. When choosing among alternatives in a car-buying decision, buyers should look not just at an item’s short-term price, which is its purchase price, but also at its long-term price, which is its total cost of ownership.

(“fuel” type)
2015 Ford Focus
2015 Chevy Volt
2015 Honda Civic
(Gasoline only)
 Purchase Price$9,294$13,198$13,057
Home Charging Station$1,15000
2nd Drive Incentive($900)($900)0
“Fuel” Total*$3,000$3,716$6,330
Maintenance & Repairs$5,070$5,647$6,224

*Example based on 2020 average fuel and energy costs; 15k annual miles of driving. Actual costs will vary.

 **Insurance costs are comparable across models.  Actual insurance cost varies considerably based on vehicle safety features, driving record, garaging and annual mileage.

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