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The Benefits of Electric Vehicles

2021 VW ID4

Most Bayside drivers know that EVs are good for the environment and easy on their monthly budget. That said, if you’re considering taking the leap and buying an electric vehicle, you may be curious about the specific environmental benefits of electric cars and owner benefits of electric cars. Read on for a more detailed exploration of electric car benefits. Then, fill out a pre-approval and schedule for a test drive of the new electric Volkswagen ID.4 at Platinum Volkswagen in Hicksville! 

Hybrid vs. Electric Vehicles 

The main difference between a traditional hybrid vehicle and an electric vehicle is that hybrids use both gas and battery power, whereas electric vehicles move on battery power alone. You should also note that you’ll still have to fill up on gas when you drive a hybrid — its electric motor is just there to help cut down on fuel consumption. Additionally, electric vehicles require charging, whereas hybrids charge themselves. Finally, there’s a third option: plug-in hybrids. These vehicles need to be charged and have a purely electric driving range, but you can toggle between gas and electric power. One thing to note is that the electric range on these vehicles is often only enough to get you around Huntington for your daily errands. 

Environmental Benefits of Electric Vehicles 

As you know, electric vehicles don’t use gas and don’t create the emissions that harm the o-zone layer. The automotive industry is currently in the process of shifting to fully electric auto sales. When you buy an electric vehicle, your dollars are a vote of confidence in this shift, and help to accelerate the transition by incentivizing the market to invest in green technologies. 

Owner Benefits of Electric Cars 

While helping to save the environment, you’ll enjoy a number of day-to-day personal benefits of driving EVs. Here’s just a few. 

  • Costs: Not only do you no longer pay for gas, but electric vehicles are less expensive to maintain than combustion vehicles. That’s because they have less moving parts that need regular maintenance. 
  • Unbridled Performance: You no longer have to sacrifice horsepower for efficiency. Fully electric vehicles now enjoy the same range of power available to any other automotive class.
  • Incentives: From your city to your state to your country, you can expect plenty of rebates and tax credits for driving electric. You’re likely to catch a break from your insurer and utility company as well. 

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Performance Highlights

When you opt for the Volkswagen ID.4, you expect exceptionally fast charge times, to be able to go days without charging, and sports car performance. Here are just a few highlights from VW’s new EV: 

  • 250 miles of electric range 
  • Charging time of roughly 60 per 10 minutes 
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Feel instant torque when you accelerate
  • 229 lb-ft of torque 
  • 201 to 302 hp

Test Drive the Electric Volkswagen ID.4 in Hicksville

If you’re looking for the latest landmark in electric automotive, test drive the Volkswagen ID.4 in Hicksville at Platinum Volkswagen. We’re just a short trek down the highway from Hempstead. You can call us 516-942-7300 to take the next step or get answers to any unanswered questions. While you’re here, be sure to explore our manufacturer information guides for info about the Volkswagen Warranty, charging times for the VW I.D. 4, and more!

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