Top Myths about Electric Vehicles

August 9th, 2014 by

When you shop at a used car dealership, you have many more options for the types of vehicles you can buy, and you can usually get them for a better price. Shopping for a used car is one of the best ways to get a good deal on a hybrid or electric vehicle.

More and more auto manufacturers are creating hybrid and pure electric vehicles. However, some consumers are reluctant to embrace this new technology because they have concerns about many of the top myths about hybrid and electric vehicles, such as that they are too expensive.

Here are some of the top myths about electric vehicles busted:

They Don’t Have Enough Range

Many people are concerned that electric vehicles will run out of charge while they are on the road. The truth is that most people drive less than 40 miles per day, which is far below the standard range for all electric vehicles. Electric vehicles even do well on longer drives. Some models can go a couple of hundred miles on a single charge, and some can re-charge in as little as 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the charging station.

Charging Them is a Hassle

Many people believe that electric cars take too long to charge and that there aren’t enough charging stations to make charging on the go convenient. While some models may take up to eight hours to completely re-charge, many more can re-charge in just a few hours. Some can even charge in as little as 30 minutes. As the technology becomes more widely available, more stations are also available for charging, making re-charging as convenient as filling up gas.

They are Too Expensive

Electric cars have a reputation for being both expensive to buy and expensive to repair. However, you can buy an electric vehicle for as little as many other sedans. If you buy an electric vehicle at a used car dealership, you can save a significant amount of money. Proper maintenance can keep repairs down. That and the cost you save on fuel can make electric vehicles just as affordable as most economy sedans, if not more so.

Buying an electric car can help you save money and do your part for the environment. Come down to McCluskey Automotive’s used car dealership to browse our selection of hybrid and electric vehicles or to find other fuel-efficient models.