Recently, hundreds of thousands of people across the country stood in line at Tesla dealerships, hoping to get their hands on the forthcoming Model 3 from the electric car company. And that line they were waiting on…it was simply to get on the waiting list!
While electric cars (EVs) have been available for quite some time, Tesla’s latest model made news due to its luxe upgrades and affordable price point. Other EVs have also been in the headlines of late, as more and more people are looking for greener, cleaner, more sustainable options for their daily commutes.
Even local police forces are plugging in rather than filling up! The Los Angeles Police Department just leased a fleet of electric BMWs for community outreach efforts. In England, a local police force has installed charging stations around its patrol area for its Nissan Leaf vehicles.
If you’re thinking of making the switch from gas-powered or hybrid to all-electric, there are several options out there and more popping up all the time. Chevrolet, Kia, Volkswagen, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Toyota are all manufacturing affordable, eco-friendly EVs. Car and Driver has selected the Chevy Spark, with an MSRP of $25,120, as its favorite. A full charge on the Spark gives drivers 128 miles per gallon, without any of the toxic exhaust fumes or pricey trips to the gas station.
The Kia Soul EV is another Car and Driver pick and comes equipped with cool, eco-friendly features, like its climate scheduler that allows drivers to program the AC or heating system while the car is charging, so the cabin is always at the perfect temperature. It’s like a programmable thermostat for your car!
If you’re looking for reasons to make the investment and switch to an EV, here are ten reasons why now is a better time than ever to start plugging in.