Why Buy an Electric Car?

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There are many perks to owning an electric vehicle, which many Mascoutah drivers are discovering. Thanks to recent popularity in EVs, more and more drivers are choosing to purchase or lease an electric vehicle like the 2022 Kia Niro EV. Why should you buy an electric car? Find out in this guide from the automotive experts at Auffenberg Kia. Feel free to contact our team at any time with more questions or to schedule an appointment.



What are the Perks of Owning an Electric Vehicle?

There are lots of advantages to choosing an electric vehicle over a standard internal combustion vehicle. The environmental impacts, less required maintenance, and cost are just a few of the benefits. We’re discussing those benefits below:

  • Cost of Owning an EV: A lot of cars can be money pits, but that’s not the case for electric cars. They’re cheaper to maintain than their gasoline counterparts.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: Electric cars will typically include information displays with systems that monitor energy usage and other cutting-edge technologies.
  • Environmental Impacts of Owning an EV: Charging your vehicle “on the grid” still ties you to fossil fuels, but you can also use solar, wind, or other renewable sources of charging to get a zero-emissions ownership experience! Even EVs using grid power are still less harmful to the environment.
  • Maintenance Required for EV Ownership: Gas-powered cars require you to keep up with things like oil changes, transmission flushes, and more. EVs require much less maintenance.

Things to Consider Before Purchasing an EV

Get Your Garage Ready for Your EV

While electric vehicles are becoming more popular, there still aren’t as many charging stations as there are gas stations. Because of this, it’s essential to get your garage ready. Start by figuring out the type of charging station (i.e., Level 1 or Level 2) is needed; we detail how long it takes to charge an EV through these methods… and a normal household outlet, which we do not advise.

Map Out Charging Locations near Shiloh

In addition to at-home charging, public charging stations are a great alternative and can be a lot faster than charging at home.

Explore Possible Savings via Tax Credits

While electric vehicles cost more, we offer competitive prices and vehicle specials to help make the purchase or lease more cost-effective. There’s also the chance that you are eligible for a tax credit on your next EV purchase.

Find Your Next EV With Auffenberg Kia!

We’ve answered, “Why should you buy an electric car?” Now, we want to get you behind the driver’s seat for a test drive. Be sure to check out our current selection of electric vehicles to find the one that’s right for your driving needs. Want to know more about exciting options like the 2022 Kia Niro EV? Give us a call to get things started today!


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