Why Buy an Electric Car? Explore the Perks of EVs

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Owning an EV can offer many perks. Of course, there were plenty of innovators in the automotive industry that pushed for electric vehicle advancement back at the turn of the 20th century, but it’s only recently that EV’s have become a priority with new battery technology advances. So with all of the performance improvements, there must be more benefits right? Right! There are plenty of perks of EV ownership. Learn more about EV models and more with our team at Volkswagen of Orland Park near Chicago.

What are the Perks of EV Ownership?

As mentioned above, there are many advantages to buying an EV model vs. a standard internal combustion vehicle. These include environmental impacts, cost, and less required maintenance. Here’s a breakdown of these below:

  • Cost of Owning an EV: Let’s face it, cars can be money pits. Not so with EV ownership. Electric cars are, on the whole, cheaper to maintain than their gasoline counterparts. Sweet!
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: EVs often include information displays with systems that monitor energy usage, along with other cutting-edge technologies.
  • Environmental Impacts of Owning an EV: If you charge your EV “on the grid,” you’ll still be tied to fossil fuels, but you can also use solar, wind, or other renewable sources of charging for a zero-emissions ownership experience! On the whole, EVs offer a greater chance of lesser environmental impacts. What’s more, even EVs using grid power are still generally less harmful to the environment.
  • Maintenance Required for EV Ownership: When you own a gas-powered car, you need to keep up with things like oil changes, transmission flushes, and more. EVs require much less maintenance.

Also, EVs ensure you stay within budget as they tend to be more affordable. If you’re on the hunt for fuel-efficient used cars for sale in the Tinley Park area, our team can help. Check out our online inventory today!

What to Know Before You Go All-In on EV Ownership

Get Your Garage Ready for Your EV

More and more Joliet drivers are switching to EV ownership. Even still, you won’t find as many EV charging stations around as gas stations. With this being the case, you’ll want to think about preparing your garage for an at-home charging station. If you have any questions, be sure to contact our team to learn more.

Map Out Charging Locations near Orland Park

Along with at-home charging, you can charge your EV at a public charging station. No matter if you’re out shopping in Joliet or taking a road trip, you’ll want to map out charging stations along the way in case you need to stop. These public charging stations may also be faster than charging at home.

Explore Possible Savings via Tax Credits

Though the upfront cost of an EV is more than a regular gas car, this may eventually swing the other way as more and more automakers are embracing the associated technology. Many OEMs, original equipment manufacturers, are committed to “electrifying” their lineups. With this type of model, you may even be eligible for a tax credit.

Your Next New Car Awaits at Volkswagen of Orland Park!

After learning about the true costs of EV ownership as well as about our models, contact our team at Volkswagen of Orland Park to schedule a test drive in your favorite model. We can also help you get pre-approved with our online application.

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