During this time of environmental crisis, more and more people are trying to do their part to save the planet. One of the biggest changes we have seen over the last couple of years is the increase in the number electric vehicles. In fact, there will be 29 new electric vehicles released in 2020 alone! All of the major car dealers are trying to get a foot into this new and ever evolving industry spending tens of billions of dollars. When looking to invest in an EV (electric vehicle) the amount of information thrown at the consumer can be daunting. So, I am here to break down everything you should probably know when looking to invest in an EV. Let’s start with the basics, what even is an EV? Well if we get technical about it, according the U.S. Department of Energy, EV’s are vehicles that have an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine. Since it runs on battery power it needs to be plugged into a power source, or charger, rather than using fossil fuel. Since the cars are battery operated there is no exhaust from the car which helps lessen the air pollution. Of course, one of the biggest drawbacks of EVs is range anxiety. Think of range anxiety like when you’re driving down an empty road in the middle of nowhere, not a gas station in sight and your tank is almost empty. That terrible sinking feeling is how people with EVs feel when they can’t find a charging station. Luckily, companies like GreenCore are taking major strides to fix this downside. GreenCore is able to provide a one-stop shop from engineering, construction and management and they do it in half the time of other companies. Hopefully in the not too soon future more companies will follow suit of their efficient methods and range anxiety will be a thing of the past. However, the pros of owning an EV far outweigh the cons. In my opinion, the lower operating costs alone are worth looking into. Besides the lower operating cost, the cost of maintenance is far less than a gas-powered car because they have fewer and much more simplistic components and a huge bonus is that they don’t require annoying oil changes. Lower pollution is the by far the biggest draw to transitioning to EVs. As I stated earlier, since EVs produce no smog-causing tailpipe emissions, owning an EV can help alleviate asthma and other air pollution-related illnesses. On top of improving the quality of life for people afflicted by air pollution, EVs also have lower carbon emissions than gas-powered vehicles which will help to heal all the damage done to Mother Earth. Not to mention the government rebates you can receive for owning an EV! The unique features of an EV is also something to take note when investing. Since EVs are quiet, due to their lack of engine noise you help reduce noise pollution, and it’s also easier to sneak up on people which is always funny. Another thing to take into consideration is that EVs are fun to drive. As soon and you put your foot on the pedal the car is speeding off into the distance. I mean who doesn’t love to drive a car that zooms.
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