Electric Vehicles: Pros and Cons

Are you in the process of purchasing a new vehicle?  If so, you are probably pretty overwhelmed with all of the commercials, billboards and other advertisements that are geared toward car buyers. When you make a purchase that big, you want to make sure it has all of the features that you are looking for in a vehicle.

 

At Auto Glass Fitters, we have been receiving more and more service calls from electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid drivers needing mobile car window repair in Boulder and thought we’d shed some light on the pros and cons of these types of vehicles. Check out our list below and see if it provides you with some insight leading up to your next car purchase.

 

Pros

Smooth Ride – By having an electric-powered engine under the hood of your EV, you won’t just experience a smooth ride, but also a quiet one. Without an internal combustion engine, you’ll be able to enjoy a relaxing drive.

 

Convenient to recharge – Say goodbye to having to fill up at the gas station after work. With an EV, all you have to do is plug into a charging unit, many of which are now popping up all over. From public charging to in-home charging, those days of smelling like gasoline after leaving the gas station are over.

 

Environmentally-Friendly – This is one of the main reasons people are shifting to EVs. While some emissions may be produced to generate electricity for your vehicle, a vehicle that has no tailpipe helps emit less harmful fumes into our environment.

 

Cons

Restricted Range – If you need flexibility for traveling the interstate for work, or enjoy going on long road trips, EVs have a limited range that span anywhere from 100 to 300 miles. It’s important to keep in mind, the longer range limit, the more expensive the price tag.

 

Smaller Selection – While EVs are becoming increasingly more popular, there is still only a small selection of vehicles to choose from, as opposed to gas or diesel vehicles. However, some of the top manufacturers of electric vehicles may sound familiar. They include BMW, Nissan, Chevrolet, Tesla, and many others.

 

Lengthy Recharge Time – Depending on the size of your battery, it can take a good amount of time to recharge your EVs battery. Take for instance the Chevy Volt. It has about a 40-mile battery range and takes up to 13 hours for a full charge.

 

No matter what type of vehicle you are driving, there is always the chance that an incident could occur that requires windshield repair services in Philadelphia. Our team at Auto Glass Fitters is just one phone call away and can help you get back on the road again safely. Call our team today to get someone to schedule an auto glass repair or replacement.