Why Buy an Electric Car?

Jeep Wrangler 4xe: Plug-In Electric Hybrid

There are lots of perks of owning an electric vehicle, and many O'Fallon drivers are learning those perks firsthand. Thanks to the popularity of hybrid models and the benefits of owning one, many drivers are choosing an EV over gas-powered vehicles. Explore our inventory to find the hybrid model that’s right for you.

What are the Benefits of EV Ownership?

As many Caseyville EV owners know, there are lots of benefits of buying an EV instead of a standard internal combustion vehicle. These benefits include cost, environmental impacts, and less required maintenance, and we’re exploring these benefits further below:

  • Cost of Owning an EV: While many cars can be considered money pits, that’s not the case with electric vehicles. 
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: EVs include information displays with systems that monitor energy usage, along with other cutting-edge technologies.
  • Environmental Impacts of Owning an EV: Charging your EV “on the grid,” still ties your vehicle to fossil fuels. However, you can also use solar, wind, or other renewable sources of charging for a zero-emissions ownership experience! Electric vehicles offer a greater chance of lesser environmental impacts. 
  • Maintenance Required for EV Ownership: When owning a gas-powered car, it’s required to keep up with services like oil changes, transmission flushes, and more. EVs require less maintenance.

What Should I Know Before Buying An Electric Vehicle?

Get Your Garage Ready for Your EV

EV ownership is gaining popularity, but there still aren’t as many charging stations around East St. Louis as there are gas stations. This is why you’ll want to have your garage ready, and you’ll start by knowing what kind of charging station (i.e., Level 1 or Level 2) you’re eligible for. So, be sure to have your at-home charging system installed promptly. Contact us if you have any questions.

Map Out Charging Locations near Shiloh

While you’ll do most of your charging at home, knowing your local charging stations help when you’re in a pinch. Public charging stations are often significantly faster than charging at home.

Learn About Any Potential Savings via Tax Credits

Even though they may cost more, once automotive manufacturers keep embracing the associated technology, this could change. Until then, Auffenberg Dealer Group offers competitive prices and vehicle specials to help get you the best deal possible. You may also be eligible for a tax credit on your next EV purchase.

Explore Our Hybrid Vehicles in Shiloh!

After learning more about the benefits of EV ownership and why buying an electric car can help enhance your driving experience, we want to get you behind the driver’s seat for a test drive. Explore our inventory, check out our vehicle specials, and apply for financing right at home today! Contact us if you have any questions.


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