Frequently Asked Questions About Electric Vehicles

November 21, 2018 10:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Have you considered purchasing an electric car? If so, you might have some questions about electric vehicles, how their charging stations work and what the advantages of going green with electric are.

With this in mind, here are some FAQs about electric vehicles, from a company that offers services for electric vehicle stations in North Scottsdale, AZ.

Q: Is an electric vehicle actually dependable?

There has been a long-running misconception that electric vehicles are not at all dependable, due in large part to the early years of the technology. However, the technology has come a very long way over the years, to the point where plug-in vehicle cars are the most dependable vehicles you’ll find on the market in many respects. They generally last longer than gasoline-powered vehicles while requiring less in the way of maintenance. There are not as many moving parts, which means there aren’t as many things that could potentially go wrong. They don’t need oil changes or new spark plugs, and the motor is used to slow the car, which means brake life can be extended. All this adds up to a very dependable type of vehicle.

Q: What type of range do electric cars have?

Most electric cars are able to go between 85 and 110 miles before they need to be recharged, but this range is growing rapidly. For drivers who do not drive far on a daily basis, this makes them ideal for commutes, and can save you a whole lot of money on gas over time. While they might not yet be at the point where you’ll want (or be able) to take them on a cross-country trip, the technology is certainly making progress.

Q: How long do electric vehicles take to charge up?

It really depends on the size of the battery, how far you drive before charging it, the amperage of the charging system and several other factors. The vast majority of the times you charge your vehicle, the battery is not charging from empty. Most people also charge their cars while they’re sitting around at home or work, meaning they’re probably not paying close attention to charging time. Therefore, it’s difficult to say with any degree of accuracy how long electric vehicles take to charge on average, because there are so many factors that go into that.

Q: How often do you have to replace batteries in electric vehicles?

One might think that because the battery in an electric vehicle is constantly getting recharged, it might wear out quicker than you’d see in a gas-powered vehicle. However, this isn’t the case. You’ll find GM and Nissan warranties that cover eight years or 100,000 miles of driving on the relatively small batteries you’ll find in their electric vehicles, the Volt and the Leaf.

If you’re interested in learning more about electric vehicles and their benefits and what you should know about electric vehicle stations in North Scottsdale, AZ, we encourage you to contact the team at Eavenson Electric Co. today. We’d love to help you identify a charging station that will work best for your needs!

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