As our society advances, we realize the importance of doing all we can to protect our planet. A major player in this new way of thinking is the growing use of electric vehicles. While this evolution in automotive technology is amazing, it also has its share of downsides. Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of driving an electric vehicle.

Advantages

The greatest reason to drive an electric car or truck is to minimize your environmental footprint. Eliminating our dependence on fossil fuels is a key component to preserving the planet for future generations.

An electric vehicle can save you a lot of money as time goes on. The price of gas is always in flux, but electricity is always cheaper and more steady in pricing. Owners of electric cars can actually cut their fill-up costs by two-thirds over gas-powered cars.

Disadvantages

One of the main complaints of those who drive electric cars and trucks is how often they have to be recharged. The range of modern electric cars and trucks can vary, but none of them offers the same mileage as a traditional vehicle powered by a full tank of gas.

Charging is not always an easy and convenient choice. There are more and more charging stations popping up around the country each day, but it can still be a bit of a pain to make sure you have a charging station available to you when you need it.

Many electric vehicle owners simply charge their cars or trucks overnight in their garage or somewhere else. In the case that you will need to wait for your charge, it can take several hours for a full charge. This is a much greater time investment than simply pumping a tank of gas.

Are you considering installing an electric charging station in your home? Contact AJ’s Electrical for a consultation.

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