The Benefits of Driving an Electric Vehicle

October 10th, 2014 by


More and more electric vehicles are being produced, either as hybrid models with a gas component or as electric-only models driving on a charged battery alone. Chevy already produces the Volt and the Cadillac ELR, and GM has confirmed that it is planning a new electric-only vehicle.

Chevy offers these models for a great price, and you can save even more on them by shopping for used cars in Cincinnati, Ohio.

If you aren’t sure why you should think about driving an electric vehicle, consider these benefits:

Save Money on Gas

How much do you spend on gas per week? If you fill up once per week, you likely spend anywhere from

$50 to $70, depending on the size of your tank and the grade of fuel you choose. If you are on the low end, you’ll still spend about $2,600 per year on gas, which is about $26,000 over 10 years. The longer you have your car, the more you will spend.

With an electric-only vehicle, you can cut that cost to zero. Or you could put away $50 a week for yourself and build a nice little nest egg. Even if you choose a hybrid vehicle, you would still cut your costs substantially.

Reduce Your Environmental Impact

Every time you fill up, you are contributing to the depletion of natural resources and the creation of hazardous waste products — both of which have a severely negative impact on the environment. By driving an electric vehicle, you can reduce your environmental impact significantly. Just imagine what changes could be produced if everyone did the same.

Be Part of the Future

Electric and hybrid vehicles are becoming more popular, and discussions are becoming more serious about ways to reduce environmental impact. It’s not far-fetched to imagine a future in which everyone drives electric-only vehicles. If you buy an electric vehicle now, you are helping to build that future and staying ahead of the curve.

Some electric cars may be priced a little higher than traditional vehicles. However, with what you’ll save in gas, you’ll more than offset any increase in sales price. Chevrolet’s electric vehicles are priced modestly compared to other brands, making them a much more affordable choice. Of course, shopping for used cars in Cincinnati, Ohio will also help you save a lot of money.

What are you waiting for?