Electric Car Adoption Rate and the Effect on Your Electric Bills

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As the years have gone by, and we are now in a new decade, it has become clear that electric vehicles are here to stay. The demand and deployment of these vehicles have rapidly grown over the past decade, and that trend is expected to continue throughout the globe. With this in mind, you may be wondering what type of vehicle you will purchase when the time comes to get a new one. To help you consider the impact that choosing an electric car will have on your electrical consumption, and to provide you with a few electrical savings tips, A-Max Electrical has prepared a brief guide below.

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Why Choose Electric Car?

While the globe is trending away from the use of fossil fuels in search of more viable, sustainable alternatives, EV manufacturers have taken advantage of providing cheaper access to battery-powered electric cars. Combined with the rise in gas prices, many consumers see the transition to electric vehicles is inevitable. When we consider the current global trend, as well as the long term benefits, going electric for your next vehicle purchase makes a lot of long term sense.

The question then becomes a more short term proposal. Is an electric car worth it right now considering the availability of charging stations and the current infrastructure of the utility provider? Let’s find out.

Charging Convenience

Most people with electric cars will agree that charging at home and out on the road is already fairly straightforward. With a 240v charger, cars can quickly fill up on enough power to drive throughout the day, with energy to spare. As the amount of EV sales has nearly quadrupled in the past two years alone, the continued development of and ease of access to charging stations will be maintained as the demand rises. That is good news for prospective EV drivers who want to be sure of driving and charging an electric car will be as easy as it has been with gas or diesel-powered vehicles.

Charging Costs

With the extreme likelihood of electric cars outstripping fossil fuel cars in terms of sales in the not too distant future, the cost of having an EV will depend on how utility companies prepare for this transition. With the increase in demand for electricity, new storage infrastructure designed to meet this demand will likely be required. As the transition takes place, it is important for government entities to make this transition easy for the utility companies so costs remain low and don’t get passed on to the consumer. As long as these groups work together to manage the growing transition toward electric cars, the impact on individual electrical bills should remain low and can be offset by the savings associated with leaving fossil fuels behind.

For more information about adopting an electrical vehicle for yourself, and how you can prepare for the transition contact Vancouver’s electric specialists at A-Max Electrical today!