In recent years, more and more consumers have been looking to find ways to lessen their impact on the environment. For some, this means recycling more or carpooling to and from work. For others, it means investing in clean energy sources such as solar energy, and eco-friendly methods of transportation like electric cars. Most people are familiar with electric cars in some capacity, but there is still a cloud of mystique that surrounds them, so much so that many aren’t willing to make the switch from traditional combustion engines.

But don’t worry, Green Road Solar is here with 5 facts about electric cars that can make everything a bit more clear.

Electric cars can save you money in the long run.

If you have ever glanced at the price sticker on an electric car and been taken aback, don’t worry, you aren’t the only one. But the reality is that electric cars, while expensive, can save you money in the long run. Gas prices are notoriously unpredictable and it is likely that they will continue to be well into the future. Electric cars eliminate that unpredictable expense.

Electric cars are good options for commuters.

 Electric cars are good options for commuters who drive under 100 miles a day. Consider the cost of that commute in gas and maintenance for your gas-fueled car. If you are no longer paying for that gasoline, and you have reduced maintenance costs as well (electric cars don’t need as much maintenance as gas cars), what does that total in savings? It is definitely worth investigating if you haven’t looked into it already.

Electric cars can save you time.

Because electric cars can be charged right at home, you won’t have to make those emergency gas runs at 10 o’clock Sunday night. If you have an electric car charger installed at your home, your vehicle can charge overnight, meaning that you also have more time to catch some well earned z’s.

Electric cars are incredibly efficient.

Gasoline-powered cars tend to only use 14-26% of the energy that the gasoline consumption produces. Electric cars on the other hand, use nearly 80% of the the energy provided by the battery.

Electric cars are grid friendly.

One of the biggest myths about electric cars is that they aren’t any friendlier to the environment than gas-powered cars because they still run off the electric grid. But in reality, charging an electric car consumes about the same amount of energy as 4 plasma TVs over the course of a year.

So if you are ready to make the switch to a clean, affordable means of transportation, congratulations! And when you need someone you can count on to install your electric car charger, look no further than Green Road Solar. You can rest easy knowing that your system is made to last.