Have you been considering buying one of our Ford electric cars at Folsom Lake Ford? Are you trying to decide if it’s the car for you? You’ll be pleased to know that there are lots of perks of electric car ownership, including great bang for your buck.
How Long Do Electric Vehicles Last?
One of the many perks of an EV is their efficiency. Since they do not have an internal combustion engine, there is no need for fuel, which makes them more affordable to operate. And, without an engine, there are less parts and less chance for wear and tear, helping them last longer than many traditional vehicles — sometimes well upwards of 300,000 miles!
How Do You Maintain an Electric Vehicle?
Naturally, without an internal combustion engine, your EV won’t need nearly as much maintenance as a gasoline-powered vehicle. You won’t need an oil change, oil filter replacement, spark plug replacement, and more.
Even though they have fewer moving parts, maintenance is still an important part of caring for an electric vehicle. It’s important to have your battery regularly inspected. You also don’t want to skip traditional maintenance such as a tire rotation and windshield wiper replacement.
Do They Retain Their Value?
While electric vehicles are built to last, they do depreciate eventually, just like gasoline-powered vehicles. In fact, many electric vehicles depreciate faster than electric vehicles, some up to 50 percent in the first three years, largely due to the advanced technology under the hood. Luckily, they are more affordable to drive and maintain, which helps make up for it.
Considering an electric vehicle? Visit our Ford dealership in Folsom, CA to check out our expansive inventory. We’d love to help you get into a quality EV today!