Why Buy an Electric Car? Discover the Perks of EVs

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There are lots of benefits of owning an electric vehicle. While many innovators were pushing for the advancement of EVs back at the turn of the 20th century, it’s only during more recent years that they’ve become popular and in-demand thanks to new battery technologies. Whether you want details about the upcoming 2023 Ariya SUV or the Nissan LEAF, we’ll help you find the electric car that’s best for your driving needs and budget. Learn more about the benefits of electric cars today. Give us a call if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.



What are the Perks of Buying an EV?

Why should you buy an electric car? There are loads of advantages like the cost, environmental impacts, and less required maintenance. Let’s explore these benefits below:

  • Cost of Owning an EV: It’s no secret that cars can be money pits. However, this isn’t the case with electric vehicles. On the whole, they’re cheaper to maintain than their gasoline counterparts.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: Drivers can expect information displays with systems monitoring energy usage, along with other cutting-edge technologies.
  • Environmental Impacts of Owning an EV: If you charge your EV “on the grid,” you’re still tied to fossil fuels, but you can also use solar, wind, or other renewable sources of charging for a zero-emissions experience! Typically, EVs have a better chance of fewer environmental impacts. Even EVs that use grid power are less harmful to the environment.
  • Maintenance Required for EV Ownership: With a gas-powered car, it’s important to keep up with things like oil changes, transmission flushes, and more. There’s less maintenance with electric vehicles.

Things to Know Before Buying an EV

Get Your Garage Ready for Your EV

Even though EVs are gaining popularity, there still aren’t as many charging stations around the Fairview Heights and Granite City areas as there are gas stations. This is why it’s best to make sure that your garage is ready for an electric car. Be sure to know the type of charging station (i.e., Level 1 or Level 2) you will be eligible for, and it should be installed promptly. Contact us if you have any questions.

Map Out Charging Locations near Shiloh

As well as your at-home charging, it’s good to know where your local charging stations are in case you’re in a pinch. Plus, they could be much faster at charging than your at-home charging station.

Explore Possible Savings via Tax Credits

Even though they cost more than a regular gas-powered vehicle, things can change when automotive manufacturers embrace the associated technology. Also, most OEM brands are committing to “electrifying” their lineups in the upcoming years. You could also be eligible for a test credit when you buy an electric car. In addition to that, you can expect competitive prices and new vehicle specials at our Shiloh dealership.

Find Your Next EV at Auffenberg Nissan!

After learning about the benefits and “why should you buy an electric car,” we want to get you behind the driver’s seat for a test drive. It’s time you find the EV that enhances your overall driving experience while benefiting the environment. Contact us to get things started!


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