Frequently Asked Questions about Electric Vehicles

Drive Your Way Forward into the Future with All-Electric Vehicles

As the world turns, more and more electric vehicles are hitting the market to keep up with gas prices and help reduce greenhouse gasses. By 2023, automobile industry manufacturers aim to sift out the gas-consuming vehicles and go primarily electric. With generation after generation over the past couple of centuries used to driving combustion engine-type vehicles, it may be hard to switch over to electric without knowing much about it. Let's answer some frequently asked questions consumers have about going electric.

Electric: A vehicle that solely uses a battery and no gasoline. These cars require battery charging via a charging port at home or in parking lots. They typically use terms like "mile range" versus miles per gallon.

Why Buy Electric?

Zero Emissions Means Zero Gas Money

Without needing to stop at the pump, you help the planet and save hundreds and even thousands of dollars you would have spent annually at a gas station.

Quick & Convenient Charging

On top of saving gas money with an all-electric vehicle, you can charge your EV conveniently at your house or at one of the thousands of charging stations across the country.

Less Maintenance & Repairs

Batteries Are Recyclable

How Do I Charge My Electric Vehicle?

All-electric vehicles can charge conveniently at your home or at one of the thousands of charging stations across the nation. Juice up while you're relaxing on the sofa or running errands at the grocery store to save time usually spent filling up at the pump. Charging an electric vehicle is also much cheaper than gas rates. Compare six dollars a gallon in a 20-gallon vehicle to six dollars for a full charge on your electric vehicle. This will save you hundreds to thousands annually.

What Types of Charging Levels Are There & What Do They Mean?

When shopping all-electric or passing by a charging station, you may notice the words' Level 1', 'Level 2', and 'Level 3' charging. In essence, the higher the charge number, the quicker your vehicle will charge and the higher the rate is.

  • A Level 1 Charge uses 120-Volts, adding about three to five miles per hour. These are good for home charging when you have time to spare or only need to cap off your battery by a few miles while you're out and about.
  • A Level 2 Charge uses 208- to 240-Volts, adding about 12 to 80 miles per hour. This is the most commonly used level for charging, especially in public spaces or at work. They're also preferred for home charging if your battery is especially depleted and needs to be ready to go in the morning.
  • A Level 3 Charge uses 400- to 900-Volts, which is considered DC Fast Charge/Supercharging. These charge your vehicle up to three to 20 miles per minute, making them especially convenient at rest stops, quick errand runs, or while you're enjoying lunch with friends at your favorite restaurant. Very few houses host a level 3 charger, so you'll most likely take advantage of this in public.

Drive Electric Today

If you're interested in an electric vehicle, be sure to ask if we have any in stock. We'll be happy to reserve a test drive for you to get a feel of how EVs look and feel. If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out.

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