Electric VS Gasoline: Choosing the Vehicle That’s Right for You

 


If saving the planet is on your radar, you may be considering purchasing an electric car.


But, is that the best choice?


Before you make any vehicle purchase, you need to be well-informed.


Here’s a look at the differences between electric and gas vehicles.


Selection

Though there are more electric vehicles on the market than ever before, you’ll still have a wider variety to choose from if you go with a gasoline-powered car.


Range

Most gasoline vehicles have a range of 250-300 miles before they’ll need a refill.


If you drive about 30 miles a day, that means you’d have to fill up about once a week.


There are a handful of electric vehicles that have a similar range.


When it comes to road trips in an electric car, you’ll need to plan ahead and make sure your route includes charging stations.


Refueling/recharging

It may initially seem like a hassle to think about charging a car.


But, when you compare it to dealing with the ever-fluctuating prices of gasoline, it seems like less of an inconvenience.


An electric car can be charged every day, from your home, plus, charging stations are becoming more and more plentiful.

Maintenance

This is the area in which electric vehicles really shine.


They’re much less expensive to maintain – brakes and tires are the most expensive components to keep up.


This area is the one with the greatest disparity between electric and gasoline vehicles.


When you consider all the different issues that could come up with a traditional vehicle, the cost is much greater over the life of the car.


The verdict

You have to weigh out the pros and cons for yourself.


Consider your lifestyle, how much and how far you travel, and what you can afford to spend for maintenance.


You can always come and see the folks at Serra Auto Park for help!


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