Why Choose (EVs) Electric Vehicles
Electric vehicles, sometimes referred to as EVs, are a class of automobiles powered by electric batteries. They are considered a revolutionary technology and one of the most environmentally friendly forms of transportation available today. Made by iconic brands like Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM, they’re also the fastest and most enjoyable rides available to buyers when walking into Patriot CDJR of Pryor. Read below to discover the EV benefits and models our Pryor OK dealership offers.
What’s In an EV?
While it might look similar from the outside, the average electric vehicle is very different from a regular car under the hood. The first thing you’ll notice is obviously the battery, which can vary in physical size, power, and capacity across EV car models. This replaces the traditional gasoline engine and fuel-storage tanks found in regular cars.
In place of the transmission, you’ll find an electric motor that is powered by the battery and sends power directly to the wheels — this means no more gear shifting! You may also notice that the brakes are a bit different in EVs. This is because they use regenerative braking, which uses energy from the car’s momentum when slowing down to recharge its battery.
Although it can vary from brand to brand, most electric vehicle interiors are filled with top-of-the-line tech. A futuristic class of cars could only be made complete with advanced features like a digital dashboard, voice-activated navigation, and self-driving assistive tech. What’s more, depending on the model you choose you might be able to access extra features like internet connectivity or smartphone app integration.
How Electric Vehicle Charging Works
Fancy screens and advanced tech aside, most drivers need a few practical questions answered before purchasing an electric vehicle. Charging is one of the biggest. As a newer method of motor power, not everyone is familiar with what it entails.
The basics of electric vehicle charging are relatively simple. Most electric vehicles have an onboard charger that is plugged into a wall outlet to charge the vehicle. Just like charging a phone or laptop, the charger draws electricity from the wall and stores it in the car’s battery.
The two primary types of charging available are slow and rapid. Slow (or “Level 1”) involves plugging the vehicle into a standard 120-volt outlet, such as a common wall socket, and is the most typical way of charging at home. It typically takes 8-10 hours to fully charge a car this way, but overnight charging is an easy solution for many drivers.
Rapid (or “Level 2”) charging is done using a 240-volt outlet — often seen in homes with an electric dryer or clothes washer. This method usually takes around four hours to charge the car and can be completed at home with the help of an electrician. Rapid charging is also available at many public locations, such as gas stations and parking garages.
Some newer vehicles are equipped to handle even faster “Level 3” charging, but these do not yet exist in widespread use.
Benefits of Buying an Electric Vehicle
Electric Vehicles haven’t become the hot commodity that they are in the car world for nothing. A wealth of benefits, special abilities, and exceptional perks make them incredibly attractive to buyers across the board. Read below for a breakdown of just a few of the many advantages you can look forward to when driving an EV off the lot.
As concerns about global warming and other environmental issues continue to preoccupy the world, electric vehicles are a single, yet powerful choice everyday people can make to help reduce their individual carbon footprint. EVs don’t require gasoline to run, so they produce fewer emissions than conventional vehicles. In some cases, drivers are eligible for tax credits and other incentives when they purchase an electric vehicle as well.
Lower Maintenance Costs
Electric vehicles don’t require oil changes, tune-ups, or filter replacements like gasoline-powered cars do. While regular care is still recommended for electric vehicles, the frequency and cost of such services are much lower.
One of the biggest advantages of an Electric Vehicle is the cost savings they provide. Utilizing electricity to power your vehicle instead of gasoline can lead to a dramatic reduction in fuel costs, with some owners reporting that it takes less than two years for their EV to pay for itself. With the cost of electricity remaining relatively constant over time, you can benefit from a consistent fuel bill rather than dealing with wild fluctuations in gas prices.
Charging an electric vehicle can be one of the most convenient aspects of owning one, allowing drivers to “fuel” their car wherever they are. Most EVs come with a portable charger that allows you to charge from any standard outlet, meaning you’ll never have to worry about running out of power. And for those times when AC outlets aren’t available, public charging stations are becoming more common across the country, making it easier than ever to charge your vehicle on the go.
Improved Driving Performance
Electric vehicles have better acceleration rates than gasoline-powered cars, meaning that they can get up to speed faster and make driving more enjoyable. Electric cars’ regenerative braking technology can similarly be considered more efficient than traditional braking systems.
Electric Vehicles Worth Considering
Top brands Crysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM are revered for building road-dominating vehicles. EVs are no exception.
The only plug‑in hybrid minivan of its kind, the Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid shows us what the future of electric driving can be – tangible, reliable, and flexible to a broad range of needs. This vehicle series offers robust and efficient power alongside the many first-class characteristics we’ve come to expect from its maker.
In the market for power? Dodge’s Hornet R/T PHEV model is the perfect option for those who need a bit of extra oomph. Expect nothing less than hundreds of horsepower and optimized handling from this powerhouse.
America’s favorite family SUV gets an upgrade the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe PHEV. With its sleek exterior and powerful hybrid engine, this vehicle is sure to get you where you need to go in style.
Built for life without limits, the Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid uses its PHEV powertrain to great advantage off-road. Whether for recreational or commercial use, this vehicle is perfect for those who want an eco-friendly adventure without sacrificing any performance expectations.
New and Used EVs Await at Patriot CDJR of Pryor
From the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid to the Wrangler 4xe, Patriot CDJR of Pryor is proud to carry a wide selection of this year’s most popular electric vehicle models. Our expert team can assist you in selecting the best car for your needs and budget. Contact us today to find out more about our new and used EVs or come on down to the dealership for a test drive!