Gas vs. Electric: How is Life Different?

Everyone knows the debate between gas and electricity, but we’re here to tell you why switching to electric could be the right choice for you!

 

Cost Effective: 

Imagine waking up every morning with a “full tank” for a fraction of the price. This is possible with at-home charging! Additionally, you have the option of charging your electric vehicle at public charging stations for a fee ranging from $0.20 to $0.50 per kWh.

EVs eliminate the need for oil changes, timing belt replacements, and other engine-specific services that are common with gas vehicles. All of this, combined with government incentives, makes the savings that come with EVs enticing. 

Did you know that AutoTrader listed the Volkswagen ID.4 as the EV in Canada with the lowest cost of ownership over time?

Understanding the Costs of Owning an Electric Vehicle vs a Gas Car | AutoTrader.ca

 

Environmental Factors:

Electric vehicles have a significant advantage when it comes to environmental impact. EVs produce zero emissions at the tailpipe, which means driving an EV contributes to cleaner air. 

 

Driving Experience: 

Electric vehicles offer a unique driving experience. Electric vehicles can accelerate quickly and smoothly without the delays of a traditional combustion engine. Features like one-pedal driving, where regenerative braking allows drivers to use the accelerator pedal to speed up and slow down.

 

Simplicity of EV Maintenance:

An EV has fewer moving parts, which means less maintenance. There are also no oil changes and reduced breakware, meaning you’ll spend less time in the shop! In many cases, per kilometer, the lifetime maintenance of an EV is cheaper. 

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