There are now more than 85,000 electric vehicles on Canadian roads in 2018, and that number continues to grow. With increased sales of more than 158% in a year, electric vehicles are attracting drivers’ interest and are starting to take a prominent place in the automotive market. The true vehicle of the future, EVs are a friend to the driver and the environment. Here are our favorite benefits of driving an electric vehicle.
Top 5 Benefits of Driving an EV
#1 Better for the Environment
Requiring only electricity to drive, battery electric vehicles don’t rely on gas for fuel. This makes for a car with very low environmental impacts. EVs are zero emissions vehicles, and don’t contribute to carbon in the atmosphere.
Green driving is an opportunity to preserve the planet and contribute to better air quality in your city.
#2 A Better Driving Experience
In addition to benefitting the environment, EVs are fun to drive. With its smooth quiet ride, electric cars offer comfort to the driver and passengers during each trip.
Additionally, acceleration is easier and instantaneous, without having to change gears, and the handling is much smoother. With a dashboard at the cutting edge of technology, you’ll really feel like you’re driving the car of the future.
#3 Recharging at Home
Unlike gas-powered cars, EVs can be recharged at home. Having a Level 2 charging station at home is like having a gas station at your doorstep. The FLO Home charging station gives a full battery in 4-5 hours. Click here to learn more. Efficient and reliable, residential charging stations make your life easier.
In addition, when driving long distances in your EV, thousands of FLO public charging stations are available across North America to recharge your car.
#4 Less Maintenance at a Lower Price
The first place you’ll save money is on gas, especially as prices continue to rise. To save money on electricity, you can limit your charging output during peak hours when you use the FLO Home X5.
With no gas running through the car, you don’t have to worry about oil changes, transmission fixes, changing the spark plugs, the belt or premature brake wear. In addition to reducing your maintenance costs and time spent at the repair shop, EVs continue to save you money long-term.
As a driver, you can also benefit from reduced fares or free use of certain highways, ferries and parking because of your EV’s green plate. In addition, you can ride on reserved lanes to save considerable time on your commute, especially in traffic!
#5 Government Incentives
For the purchase of an electric vehicle, you could get a rebate from your province’s government. Click here to see incentives in your area. In addition, it’s also possible to get a refund on the purchase of a home charging station. Electric driving is now a priority for optimal air quality and for the preservation of the environment in many areas.
To learn more about electric vehicle charging stations available anywhere in Canada or at home, visit the FLO website or call 1-855-543-8356.