Should I buy an electric car now? That will be a question many people will be contemplating and there is no answer for that. The trust is that electric cars – like smartphones – are improving all the time. There is a better one coming out every month from manufacturers. If you are considering buying an electric car, you need to weigh up the pros and cons…
Customers who’ve actually bought electric cars from manufacturers and dealers have written many articles and provided their feedback for others to learn from their experiences. Websites such as US-Reviews provide just such a platform and you learn more about the electric cars on offer buy reading car companies reviews.
There are many considerations to bear in mind when deciding on a new car, especially an electric vehicle. With a wide variety of choices now exist, from small city cars to sedans and pickups, buyers have a selection to suit their needs. Of course, the range isn’t as broad as that of ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles.
Are the batteries going to run out of charge and leave me stranded on the side of the road? Called “range anxiety”, it is one of the most talked-about aspects of electric auto ownership. With the charging infrastructure growing daily across the US, there is minimal risk of that happening. As with driving a gas or diesel vehicle, you will need to stop to refuel on the open road. How often you need to refuel is determined by your driving style and the distance travelled. Electric cars today can travel an average of 200 miles before requiring a recharge. That’s a lot of driving. For some, that is their week’s mileage. For others, it is a few days. Charging stations are improving and so are battery technologies: cars can recharge to 85% capacity in less time than it takes to order and drink a coffee.
Electric cars aren’t cheap to buy. The cheapest fully electric car is around $24,000. However, the prices of these new cars are slowly creeping down to match those of the gas, diesel, and hybrid counterparts.
The running costs of an electric vehicle (EV) are reasonable. Electricity is cheaper than fuel and this advantage will only increase over time as fuel is starting to rise. Another aspect to consider is that while the costs of EVs are still relatively high, many car dealerships are offering incredible incentives to entice potential buyers into their new cars.
For electric vehicles right now, they only make sense to buyers in certain situations. For commuting and the school run, EVs are unbeatable. They will save you a lot of money on fuel. If you’re driving between towns and cities daily, the EV will cost you in time: it will require more charging and those average about 30 minutes to 6 hours depending on the charger used and the vehicle’s battery technology.
In a nutshell, if you would like to invest in the world of EV motoring, there is no better time than now.