The US Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy cites several benefits to driving an electric vehicle of which the general public may not be aware.
- Because electric motors react quickly, EVs are very responsive and have very good torque.
- EVs are often more digitally connected than conventional vehicles, with many EV charging stations providing the option to control charging from a smartphone app.
- Just like a smartphone, you can plug in your EV when you get home and have it ready for you to use the next morning.
- Since the electric grid is available almost anywhere, there are a variety of options for charging: at home, at work, or on the road.
- By charging often, you may never need to go to a gas station again.
- EVs can help the United States have a greater diversity of fuel choices available for transportation.
- EVs help reduce a threat that results from our reliance on petroleum, which makes the nation vulnerable to price spikes and supply disruptions — almost all US electricity is produced from domestic sources.
- EVs can also reduce the emissions that contribute to climate change and smog, improving public health and reducing ecological damage.
- Charging your EV on renewable energy such as solar or wind minimizes these emissions even more.