We’re guessing you’ve probably noticed the growing number of electric vehicles these days. More and more people are making the switch to electric, particularly with the rise in gas prices.

Concerned about their longevity? We’re taking an inside look at owning an electric vehicle at Lyon-Waugh Auto Group.

How Does an Electric Vehicle Work?

Electric vehicles are powered by electricity, rather than fuel, so they have no tailpipe emissions. They store electricity in a rechargeable battery. The batteries, in turn, “fuel” the vehicle’s electric motor which helps your vehicle perform.

Your battery can be charged at home anytime, with an at-home charging station, or you can charge on-the-go at a public charging station when you are out and about.

Is an Electric Vehicle Right for Me?

Many drivers are swayed towards electric vehicles because they are eco-friendly. With zero tailpipe emissions, you can drastically decrease your carbon footprint by switching to electric power. There are other perks to driving an electric vehicle too.

  • Electric vehicles have fewer moving powers so they can utilize their power more efficiently
  • With less parts, they are typically more affordable to maintain
  • They can accelerate faster
  • Powering an electric vehicle is typically more affordable than buying fuel

How Long Does an Electric Vehicle Last?

There’s no need to be concerned about the longevity of an electric vehicle, but it’s important to consider the lifespan of your battery. Many battery warranties last five to eight years. However, even with a battery lifespan of eight years, your vehicle can far exceed its battery life with a replacement. There are many with lifespans that span well upward of 200,000 miles.

Think an electric vehicle is for you? Terrific! Visit our car dealerships near Peabody, MA to check out our extensive inventory today!

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