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The Benefits of Electric Cars

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Electric vehicles—or EVs—are becoming increasingly common on San Marcos streets, and that includes the 2022 MINI Electric Hardtop. There are many financial and environmental benefits of electric vehicles. Are you curious about those benefits and about what you can expect when you make the switch? MINI of Escondido is here to help ease you into the world of EVs! Take a look at our overview of the benefits of electric vehicles and contact us with any questions you might have. 



Benefits of Electric Vehicles

One of the big benefits of electric vehicles in San Diego will be seen in your bank account. In addition to greatly decreasing your fuel budget by $3,500 over five years with the MINI Electric Hardtop, you also stand to save up to $7,500 in federal tax credits, and more in state and local taxes depending on where you live. That doesn’t even get into the environmental benefits of electric cars that include: 

  • Zero Emissions: By far the biggest environmental benefit of electric cars is the almost total lack of tailpipe emissions. 
  • Renewable Energy: Since your EV doesn’t use fossil fuels, you can rely on renewable energy sources like solar, wind, and hydroelectric power to charge your EV battery. 
  • Reduced Maintenance: An electric engine isn’t as complex as a traditional combustion engine. They don’t require oil changes, and their regenerative braking systems keep you from overusing your brakes, which leads to a longer lifetime. 
  • Quieter Drive: In addition to the fuel-related environmental benefits of electric vehicles, you’ll also contribute less noise pollution. 
  • Performance: The electric motors are capable of producing near-instantaneous torque, so you can still find thrill on your drives.

How to Prepare for an Electric Vehicle

  1. Prepare Your Garage: Even though it’s getting pretty easy to find charging stations in the Escondido area, it’s still a good idea to get equipped for home charging, so you can rely on inexpensive and easy overnight charging. 
  2. Find Local Charging Stations: Companies like PlugShare or Chargeway in addition to any brand-specific chargers you can use based on the particular EV you drive are popping up everywhere. It’s becoming easy to top off your charge while you’re shopping for groceries or running other errands. When taking longer road trips, you can map out your route based on charging station locations. 
  3. Explore Incentives: As mentioned above, you can greatly decrease your taxes when you buy an electric vehicle. Find out how much before you make the purchase.

Save on Your Electric MINI at MINI of Escondido

With the benefits of electric cars in mind, start making your plans to make the switch with MINI of Escondido! When you’re ready for your MINI Electric Vehicle, apply for financing with us to add to your savings with a great auto loan rate! We can also help you learn more about EVs, like your expected charging times and more!

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