Why electric vehicles are a good idea

  • Save money
  • Electric Vehicles can be cheaper to fuel and own than gas cars
  • Less hassle
  • Electric vehicles have no regular maintenance – no oil, filters, or belts to change
  • Drive anywhere
  • Ever-improving batteries and charging infrastructure provide freedom and peace of mind

Fun Facts about EVs

  1.  As soon as you push the accelerator, you have 100% of the engine potential at your foot. The Tesla Model 5 has been clocked going 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, capturing the title of the quickest car on the market today.
  2. EVs are expected to experience a price drop in the coming years, though for now most are premium priced. Though, most are eligible for a federal tax credit at this point. Used models can be cheaper and still be in good condition.
  3. EVs are crash tested just like other cars. The Chevy Bolt was awarded 5 out of 5 stars for protection of its occupants. 
  4. The Chevy Bolt can travel up to 238 miles on a full charge.
  5. There are about 20,000 charging stations around the U.S.. Level 2 chargers can fully charge a battery in 4 hours, but a DC Fast Charge charging station is said to replenish up to 80% in half an hour.
  6. The average EV can save a driver who drives 15,000 miles a year about $850 annually on fuel.
  7. Most EVs can go 3-4 miles on one kWh. MEC's EV currently costs approximately 2.8 cents per mile to operate. The typical gas car can cost a consumer upwards of 11 cents per mile to operate.
  8. A new company named Rivian is developing an EV pickup truck that is projected to travel up  to 400 miles on one charge. Ford has invested half a billion dollars in this company.
  9. It is a myth that EV's cannot function in cold weather. The only downside is that cold weather can account for up to 40% reduction in range, depending on how much the heater is running.
  10. Electric school busses are becoming more popular, however they are still priced at 3 times the cost of a regular bus.