Fun Facts About EVs

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Are you interested in upgrading to a ride that enhances your commute and is also great for the environment? Electric vehicles are becoming more popular and are a top choice for many shoppers between Raleigh and Apex. However, not many drivers know a lot about EVs and why they should choose them over gas-powered vehicles. Below are some fun facts about electric cars that you may not know.

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The First EV Was Built in 1884

London innovator Thomas Park was in charge of the city’s overhead tramways’ electrification. He designed and built the electric vehicle to reduce low-efficient and environmentally friendly cars with his EC because they were fueled by high-capacity rechargeable batteries.

EVs Include Cars, Transit Buses, Trucks, & More!

Electric vehicles don’t just come in sedan and SUV body styles. You can spot electric buses, FedEx, and heavy-duty zero-emissions trucks throughout the Holly Springs area. Trucks offer excellent economic savings, as they’re cheaper to fuel and operate than diesel trucks.

Charge Your Vehicle at Home, Work, or the Store

Many shoppers worry about buying plug-in hybrids because they don’t think there are enough charging stations. Not only are there more charging stations popping up in your area, but you can turn your garage into an at-home charging station. You can charge your vehicle at work, your grocery store, the mall, or any other major establishment. Having an EV doesn’t limit you to just charging your vehicle at home.

There are Five Categories of Electric Vehicles

Most people know battery EVs, plug-in hybrids, and traditional hybrid vehicles, but there are five categories of electric vehicles!

  1. Battery EVs run entirely on electric motors and batteries. They recharge from a power grid, and their mileage range is 100-200 per charge.
  2. Plug-In Hybrids use rechargeable batteries, electric motors, and internal combustion engines. Their mileage range on the electric mode is 30-40 miles per charge.
  3. Hybrid EVs that use small electric batteries and internal combustion engines. Their batteries are charged by engines or through regenerative braking.
  4. Extended-Range EVs that use rechargeable batteries and internal combustion engines. Their batteries are charged by engines or power grids.
  5. Neighborhood EVs use batteries that are recharged from a 120-volt grid. They can reach a maximum speed of 30 mph.

Learn More Fun Facts About Electric Cars With Hendrick Chevrolet Cary!

Want to know more about the benefits of electric vehicles? At Hendrick Chevrolet Cary, you can expect the highest quality of service as we help you find the EV that’s right for your Cary drives and budget. We also offer additional information on the potential tax incentives, which is a major selling point for EVs. Contact us if you have any questions. You can also check out our current specials, get pre-approved for financing, and estimate your monthly payments right at home.

 

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