Electric Car Costs
Posted on May 16, 2014 by Oozle Media
Are you thinking about buying an electric car? Over the past couple of decades, these eco-friendly cars have been gaining popularity. With concerns about the state of our environment and global warming, owning an electric car is becoming more common. Yet, they’re not entirely a modern invention. The first electric car was invented in 1828, but its popularity dwindled as gas powered vehicles dominated the market. It wasn’t until the energy crises occurred in the 70s and 80s that the electric car came back into popularity, taking the market by storm. Keep reading to learn about today’s electric cars and what it takes to keep them powered.
The Electric Model
In recent years, hybrids have been the most popular type of electric car on the market, running in part on electricity and part on gasoline. This may soon change as many brands are working to make electric cars more affordable. Here are the best electric cars in 2020, according to Edmunds.com:
- 2019 Kia Niro EV – $39,545
- 2020 Hyundai Kona Electric – $38,085
- 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV – $37,890
- 2019 Nissan Leaf – $30,915
- 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf – $32,790
Today’s electric cars are for the most part “first generations”. This means that they are likely to be higher priced initially than the models to follow. As brands work out the kinks of building high-quality and affordable electric cars, you can expect to see some problems that are sure to be worked through with future models. For example, such problems may be how long it takes to charge a car as well as how long the charge will last.
Speaking of Charging…
One of the major concerns that comes with an electric vehicle is what it will take to charge. Some are worried that an electric car will mean a huge spike in the electric bill, but that isn’t typically the case. Plug in America, a leader in hybrid and electric car technology estimates that it will only cost up to $4 to fully charge a car that is completely electric. This is far lower than the cost of filling up the equivalent in gas.
Before purchasing an electric car, make sure your garage is equipped to handle a car requiring electricity. Have the proper outlets installed into your garage before purchasing the vehicle, to help ensure it’ll stay charged when it needs to be. Installing these outlets properly takes professional expertise. At JP Electric, we are fully equipped to help get your at-home electric car charging station ready for when you bring your car home.
Ready to Invest in an Electric Car?
Before making your purchase, make sure you know the advantages and disadvantages of investing in an electric car. Financially, it may make sense as the costs of charging may be lower than filling your car up with gas. If this is the step you’d like to take to keep money in the bank and lessen the negative impact of your environmental impact, give us a call at (801) 386-7331. We’ll talk with you about how to get your charging station set up so your car can stay charged.