Electric vehicles, or "EVs," are becoming a “hot item” in the auto world, with many auto manufacturers beginning to offer at least one model. Improved versions are on the near horizon, too, for good reason. Electric vehicles provide environmental advantages and, even though they may carry a higher price tag initially, tax credits and lower operating costs often balance out the initial investment.
Electric powered autos are not a new technology. Although EVs may seem like the latest and greatest invention, in reality the technology has been around for more than a century. In the 1890s, electric cars were more popular than gas-powered autos because of their simplicity, reliability, and low cost of operation. In fact, Henry Ford’s wife drove an EV. For a variety of reasons, EV technology languished with the rise of gas-powered engines, but today, EVs – once again—are charging to the auto transportation forefront. This resurgence is fueled by significant advancements in power electronics and energy storage technologies.
Take a look at the information below to learn more about the benefits of driving electric. Be sure to let us know if you have any questions about EVs by using the contact form found at the bottom of the page and a co-op representative will be in touch with you.