Top Issues to Research Before Buy an Electric Vehicle

High Cost of an EV

Compare the total cost of owning an electric car (including purchase price, charging costs, and potential incentives) to that of a traditional gasoline-powered vehicle.

Home Charger Cost

If you have a garage or dedicated parking, consider the installation of a home charging station, and its associated costs and requirements.

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Federal Tax Credit Options

If you want to get the best possible deal on an EV, look into all the tax credit and rebate options available to you.

Charging Time

Understand the different charging options available (e.g., Level 1, Level 2, DC fast charging) and how long it takes to charge your vehicle using these methods.

Battery Life

Check the battery's expected lifespan and warranty coverage. Because after some time the battery gets drained and you have to pay extra money for a new battery.

Environmental Impact

Learn about the environmental benefits of EVs, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, and how your choice can contribute to sustainability.

Charging Costs

Many people believe that charging an EV is less expensive than a tank of gas, however, this is not the case in all cases. You can pay extra for Level 2 or Level 3 charging.

Charging Infrastructure

Research the car's electric range to ensure it meets your daily driving needs. Also, investigate the availability of charging stations in your area and along your typical routes.