Why Buy an Electric Car?

With more and more electric vehicles hitting the market in Canada, it has become easier and more affordable than ever to get behind the wheel of an EV. Major car brands like Chevrolet offer, or will offer soon, a variety of electric cars, trucks, and SUVs that are every bit as capable as their gas-powered counterparts. So why buy an electric car, or more importantly, why should you buy an electric car? Explore the benefits of owning an EV in this guide from Capital Chevrolet Buick GMC, then browse our new vehicle inventory to find the exciting new EV that is the best fit with your Calgary-area driving needs today!

Why Should You Buy an Electric Car?
If you are concerned about the environmental impact of gas-powered vehicles and are interested in a car that will cost less to maintain overall, an EV is the ideal choice. Take a look at some perks of owning an electric car:

  • Cost of Owning an EV: Electric cars are typically cheaper to maintain than gas-powered vehicles, and it will cost less to recharge an EV than it will fill your tank with gasoline.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: Electric vehicles like the Chevy Bolt EV and Chevy Bolt EUV include information displays with systems that monitor energy usage, along with other advanced technologies designed to enhance any drive in and around Okotoks.
  • Environmental Impacts of Owning an EV: While charging your EV "on the grid" means that you'll still be tied to fossil fuels, you can also use solar, wind, or other renewable sources. And even EVs using grid power are still generally less harmful to the environment.
  • EV Maintenance: With a gas-powered car, you'll need to keep up to date with routine maintenance such as oil changes. EVs require much less maintenance, and if maintained according to the manufacturer's recommendations, electric vehicle maintenance can cost $330 less ($949/annually) than that required for a gas-powered vehicle.
  • Purchase Price: Electric vehicles are becoming more affordable every day, and you can find many budget-friendly EV options in the used car inventory at Capital Chevrolet Buick GMC.
What to Know Before You Buy an Electric Car

Find out what kind of charging station (i.e., Level 1 or Level 2) your EV requires, then get the correct system installed in your garage for home charging.

Along with at-home charging, there is an ever-growing infrastructure of EV charging stations in Calgary, Cochrane, and beyond, many of which can recharge your vehicle significantly faster than charging at home.

You may be able to receive a tax credit on your electric vehicle purchase. Check with the experts at Capital Chevrolet Buick GMC to find out if the Chevy EV you are interested in is eligible.

Your Next New Car Awaits at Capital Chevrolet Buick GMC!
Many car brands have already committed to "electrifying" their line-ups in the coming years, with new models such as the Chevy Chevrolet Silverado EV and the GMC Hummer EV due to be released soon. Should you buy an electric car? The sales team at Capital Chevrolet Buick GMC will be happy to fill you in on the benefits of owning an EV and explain the differences between an EV vs. a hybrid car. If you have further questions or would like more information, please contact us.