What Are the Benefits of Electric Cars?

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Electric cars have had a major surge in popularity, and it seems like this trend isn’t slowing down in Beachwood! So, why do so many Mayfield and Cleveland drivers make the switch? There are a surprising number of benefits of electric vehicles. Many people know about the environmental benefits of electric cars, but perks like at-home charging and reduced maintenance costs sway many shoppers toward the Mercedes-EQ lineup. Let’s take a look at a few compelling reasons to make the switch to electric.

Top 5 Benefits of Electric Vehicles

The electric vehicle market has really grown over the past decade, and there’s never been a better time to shop for an EV. Whether you want an all-electric SUV or a plug-in hybrid sedan, you’ll be blown away by the diversity of the modern EV segment. Here are some highlights of the market:

  • Zero Emissions: One of the most compelling environmental benefits of electric cars is the lack of tailpipe emissions. Because EVs don’t have an exhaust system, they produce few to no emissions.
  • Renewable Energy: Another underlooked environmental benefit of electric cars is that they can use renewable energy. Electricity can use a variety of renewable resources, which opens up the possibility of solar, wind, or even water power.
  • Reduced Maintenance: A combustion engine requires a lot of maintenance, including frequent oil changes. Electric vehicles only have an electric motor, which means less time at the service center – and no more oil changes!
  • Quieter Drive: Another underlooked benefit of electric vehicles is the whisper-quiet ride. You might not notice how loud an engine is until you experience a nearly-silent electric motor under the hood.
  • Performance: Electric cars have some unique performance advantages over engine-powered vehicles. Electric motors can produce near-instantaneous torque for adrenaline-surging power with zero lag.

What to Do Before Buying an EV

  1. Prepare Your Garage: A home charging station allows you to top off your battery from the comfort of your own home. Research your options, or feel free to ask us about the most popular choices in the Bedford area. Then, have your charging station professionally installed.
  2. Find Local Charging Stations: Companies like PlugShare or Chargeway connect you to the network of charging stations on the go. Map out your normal driving route and look for stations along the way, so you’re never far from a charger.
  3. Explore Incentives: Did you know that purchasing an EV can earn you incentives? You may be able to secure up to a $7,500 tax credit just by buying an electric car, so don’t miss out on any offers.

Explore the Mercedes-EQ Lineup at Mercedes-Benz of Bedford

You’ve read all about the benefits of electric vehicles, now why not get behind the wheel? Explore the Mercedes-EQ lineup or stop by our showroom in Bedford. The team at Mercedes-Benz of Bedford would be happy to discuss the benefits of electric cars in person, and we’d love to get the keys in your hand! Contact us with your questions today.

 

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