You’re ready. Today is the day that you eliminate trips to the pump for gasoline and do your part to help lower harmful emissions. You’re going electric! The market and accessibility of EVs (Electric Vehicles) are rapidly changing the face of the automotive industry. Before you schedule a test drive and ditch the gas can, there are a few things you should know. We chose some helpful facts that any prospective buyer should know.
Knowing the Right Type
Motown legend Smokey Robinson once wrote “you better shop around.” While Smokey was referring to dating, this classic lyric applies to finding the right EV. And just like finding the ideal date for prom, knowing the different types of EVs will help you determine what works best for you. BEV’s (or EV’s) are battery-operated cars whose power relies on rechargeable battery packs and not an internal combustion engine.
The PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid) is the best of both worlds. As a combination of both a hybrid and regular car, a PHEV utilizes both a gasoline-powered engine and a rechargeable battery pack. Think of the gasoline engine as a second-string quarterback. When your battery power runs low, the gasoline engine kicks in for that final stretch. If you stay on top of recharging your battery when needed, your trips to the pump will be a lot less frequent—and that gas engine will stay benched.
The HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) is an EV that runs on gasoline. An HEV instead utilizes an electric motor, and while these are economical as far as MPG goes, get used to keeping a trip to the pump in your weekly routine.
(Not) Home on the Range
It’s true—EV’s are known for their ability to go long distances without recharging. Whether you’re shopping for a gasoline-powered or electric car, one variable remains the same—how far you can go on a single charge or fill up. Naturally, this all comes down to what make and model you decide to purchase. Tesla currently makes the most efficient models when it comes to the economy, with getting 260-400 miles before a recharge. The only downside is how much you’ll pay for your vehicle. With the least expensive model going for $40,000.00, you might want to have some pennies put aside. If you’re trying to be economical with cost and efficiency, The Nissan Leaf can go 215 miles before a recharge and costs a little over $30,000.00.
A Financial Incentive
Going electric will save you money when it comes to mileage. When April comes around, you might find yourself saving in other ways. Many EV purchases qualify the buyer for a tax credit up to $7,500.00 (Tesla models and the Chevrolet Bolt don’t qualify). This provides you with a further incentive to get an EV.
Now that you’re ready to embrace the world of the EV, there’s only one place to turn. NY Luxury Motors is not only equipped with new and certified pre-owned EV’s, but we also offer an inventory that’s always expanding and have some of the best deals you’ll find in the state of New York. We’re located at 129 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003.