5 Ways an EV Can Upgrade Your Daily Driving
Did you know the average American spends 8 hours a week in the car? That adds up to 18 days of your year driving, so go ahead and seek out an amazing driving experience! Whether you use your car to commute, do school drop-offs, run weekly errands or head out for weekend nights out, electric cars unlock new conveniences and benefits that will complement your lifestyle. And with more than 18 new models slated to come out in 2022, there’s the perfect EV waiting for you!
We know that driving electric is a new experience for many people still, so we created a list of five ways that EVs can upgrade your daily driving. Did we miss any? Let us know on social media by mentioning us at @DriveElectricUS
1. Your EV is ready when you are!
Live in a chilly place? Or need the air blasting in the morning to keep you cool on your drive? Many EVs allow you to precondition your car’s battery and cabin climate settings on demand, using your car’s phone app. Some also allow you to create a daily preconditioning schedule based on the time you leave each morning! Your EV will be ready for you with a full charge optimized for long distance driving and at the perfect temperature before you start your commute. And with no tailpipe emissions, you can precondition your all-electric EV while it’s still charging in your garage. The convenience of an EV is unmatched, so you can drive away every morning with confidence in your full charge and a comfy drive ahead.
Check out the Chevy Bolt EV with remote engine start and precondition your vehicle to a desirable temperature with a remote key fob. This can not only help extend your car’s range but can also create a more comfortable driving experience knowing your car’s climate control is set to your own liking.
2. EVs have smart tech to maximum range and performance.
Drivers want the confidence in knowing that their car can get them where they need to be, and many EVs come standard with smart technology that can maximize your range and vehicle performance. In all-electric cars, technologies like regenerative braking and one-pedal driving found in all-electric EVs use braking and coasting to generate electricity that gets stored in the battery and bolsters your range.
And what if you’re stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic or in a snowstorm? Unlike many gas-powered cars, which run their engines and use gasoline even when idling, all-electric EVs operate efficiently at slow speeds or when sitting in a stand still. Have confidence knowing that your battery won’t take a big hit when you’re stuck in unexpected conditions.
We also want to let you know about plug-in hybrid electric cars too, which give you the technology of both an electric car and a gas-powered car to extend your range and make getting back on the road even quicker. With a smaller battery offering between 20-50 miles of electric charge depending on your make and model and the same gas engine experience you’re already used to, PHEVs offer the benefits of driving electric when you want it and the convenience of driving a gas-powered car when you need it.
The Hyundai IONIQ 5, an electric SUV, features a driving range of more than 300 miles and advanced technology like smart cruise control can lead to more efficient driving to help maximize your range.
3. Worry less about maintenance issues with an EV!
Another significant benefit for all-electric EV owners is that there is less maintenance required. Without an engine, transmission, spark plugs, valves, tailpipes, and several other parts you would find on a gas-powered car, there’s a lot less to worry about needing to regularly maintain! Goodbye oil changes! Welcome back, Saturday mornings doing whatever you’d like!
The super reliable Subaru Solterra is Subaru’s first global All-Electric vehicle. Its compact SUV size, and all-wheel drive performance, is perfect for all your adventures.
4. EVs come with innovative Driver Assisted Technology features for the next-generation driver
Many EVs have the latest technologies to help drivers avoid potential collisions and assist with the driving experience. While the specific technologies will differ by make and model, new technology like hands-free driver assist, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning with emergency braking, lane departure warning, and 360-degree surround camera systems can help keep you safe on the road. With the electric cars available today, you don’t have to imagine the future of driving, you can experience it.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E has available Ford BlueCruise technology to create a driving experience that customers can be confident in – one that’s actually hands-free. Other features in the Ford Co-Pilot360 technology include Active Park Assist, which allows the vehicle to navigate into a perpendicular or parallel space, and Lane-Keeping system with road edge detection, which can alert drivers if the vehicle drifts near the road edge and engage the steering system to help maintain the vehicle’s position within the lane if the driver begins to drive near the road edge.
5. Enjoy a super comfortable and quiet ride
Whether you’re looking for a big, comfortable SUV with lots of space or a smaller car to make it easier to pull into that tight parking space, there’s an EV for you. With some having a lower center of gravity than conventional cars, electric cars can hug the road and allow for a comfortable, smooth drive. It may be surprising at first to experience how quiet an electric car is when on the road or stopped at an intersection, but it is a testament to the cutting-edge technology that works to make the drive smoother and more efficient.
Regardless of what EV you choose, you’ll be surprised at how your daily drive can become one of the best parts of your day! Have fun driving again as you experience an EV that goes from zero to full torque from a standstill, often providing faster and smoother acceleration than gas-powered cars.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technology enhances the fun, freedom, and adventure that the Jeep brand is known for while providing unprecedented performance, fuel economy and environmental friendliness. With all-wheel drive, high clearance and 375 horsepower, this SUV is perfect for your adventures and provides an awesome electric driving experience.
Electric vehicles are changing the way we think about that daily commute and all our driving needs, while offering drivers a safe, comfortable, and thrilling driving experience. Consider an EV as your daily driver and see for yourself the unmatched driving experience that everyone is talking about.