Understanding EV's

What Are EV's?

Electric Vehicles, also called EV’s, are fully-electric vehicles with rechargeable batteries and no gasoline engine. Electric vehicles store electricity onboard with high-capacity battery packs. Their battery power is used to run the electric motor and all onboard electronics. EVs do not emit any harmful emissions and hazards caused by traditional gasoline-powered vehicles. EVs are charged by electricity from an external source. Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers are classified according to the speed with which they recharge an EVs battery.

Why Should I Buy An Electric Car?

Electric cars have overall lower energy costs and lower maintenance costs. EVs also produce no smog-causing tailpipe emissions and lower carbon emissions than gasoline-powered vehicles.
EVs are quiet due to lack of engine noise, most EVs provide instant power that’s fun to drive.

Difference Between Electric, Plug-In Hybrid And Traditional Hybrid

Battery Electric

Plug-in Hybrid

Traditional Hybrid

Fully electric cars offer the smallest environmental footprint and the biggest savings on maintenance and fuel.

Plug-in hybrids have a rechargable electric motor and a gas-powered engine to extend range if needed.

Powered by an electric motor and gas-powered engine, Hybrids recharge as you drive. Tax credits and other benefits may not apply.

Battery Electric

Fully electric cars offer the smallest environmental footprint and the biggest savings on maintenance and fuel.

Plug-in Hybrid

Plug-in hybrids have a rechargable electric motor and a gas-powered engine to extend range if needed.

Traditional Hybrid

Powered by an electric motor and gas-powered engine, Hybrids recharge as you drive. Tax credits and other benefits may not apply.

The state of California offers the California Clean Fuel Rewards Program, which saves electric vehicle customers a rebate of $750. Please see California Clean Fuel Rewards Program to learn more.

A federal tax rebate of $7,500 is also available available on most EV models. Depending on where you live, state and local rebates and incentives may also be available. Check with your sales associate to find out if the model is eligible for rebates and incentives.
  • Eligible EVs may also qualify for HOV lane access, which are normally restricted to vehicles with multiple passengers.
  • Many electric companies offer lower rates based on the time of use. With EVs, you can save money by charging during off-peak times.
  • If you’re able to charge from work or home, there’s usually no need to stop to refuel like you would in a gas-powered vehicle.
  • EVs produce zero tail-pipe emissions resulting in cleaner air and better health.

This will vary depending on the local price of electricity and gas and where you are charging (at home or public charger), but most EV owners can expect to save on fuel cost. A recent Consumer Reports study found the “typical EV owner who does most of their fueling at home can expect to save an average of $800 to $1,000 a year on fueling costs over an equivalent gasoline-powered car.”

Source: Benjamin Preston. October 08, 2020. EVs Offer Big Savings Over Traditional Gas-Powered Cars.

https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/evs-offer-big-savings-over-traditional-gas-powered-cars/

A recent Consumer Reports study found “maintenance and repair costs for EVs are significantly lower over the life of the vehicle – about half – than for gasoline–powered vehicles, which require regular fluid changes and are more mechanically complex. The average dollar savings over the lifetime of the vehicle is about $4,600.”

Source: Benjamin Preston. October 08, 2020. EVs Offer Big Savings Over Traditional Gas-Powered Cars.

https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/evs-offer-big-savings-over-traditional-gas-powered-cars/

Gas powered vehicles offer a range of 300-400mi. Battery electric vehicles offer a median range of 250mi. For EV owners who charge at home, this is more than enough for daily use. For longer drives beyond the range of your vehicle, check a public charger map for charger availability along your route.

  • Level 1 chargers use a standard household outlet and charge about 2-5 miles of range per hour, making Level 1 a good choice for plugin hybrid vehicles but not battery electric vehicles.
  • Level 2 chargers can be installed at your home by a professional electrician and charge about 10-20 miles of range per hour. A good choice for any EV when charging overnight or all-day is possible.
  • Level 3 fast chargers are the most efficient and can be found at commercial locations. Level 3 can charge about 60-80 miles of range in about 20 minutes, making it a good choice for any EV when a quick charge is needed on the go.

Yes, Level 1 and Level 2 chargers can be used at home. In fact, the standard 120V outlet supports a Level 1 charger. Level 2 chargers require 240V and can be installed by a licensed electrician. If you do not own your home, you may need to work with your property owner to install a Level 2 charger.

Most batteries will last between 100,000 and 200,000 miles when properly cared for. With battery technology continually advancing, that number should continue to increase.

Which Electric Vehicles Does Hansel Auto Group Carry?

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2023 BMW iX

2023 BMW i4

Starting From $48,605

Starting From $83,200

Starting From $55,400

  • Available at Hansel Ford and Henry Curtis Ford
  • Fuel Economy: 110/96 MPG City/Hwy
  • Battery Charge Time: ~8-11 hours
  • Available at Hansel BMW of Santa Rosa
  • Fuel Economy: 86/87 MPG City/Hwy
  • Battery Charge Time: ~11 hours
  • Available at Hansel BMW of Santa Rosa
  • Fuel Economy: 86/87 MPG City/Hwy
  • Battery charge time: ~8.25 hours

2022 Volkswagen ID.4

2023 Toyota BZ4X

2023 Subaru Solterra

Starting From $41,230

Coming Soon!
Starting From $42,000
Coming Soon!
Starting From $45,000
  • Available at Hansel Volkswagen
  • Fuel Economy: 121/102 MPG City/Hwy
  • Battery Charge Time: ~7.5 hours
  • Available at Hansel Toyota
  • Fuel Economy: 131/107 MPG City/Hwy
  • Battery Charge Time: ~10 hours
  • Available at Hansel Subaru of Santa Rosa
  • Fuel Economy: Pending Information
  • Battery charge time: ~9 hours

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E

Starting From $48,605
  • Available at Hansel Ford and Henry Curtis Ford
  • Fuel Economy: 110/96 MPG City/Hwy
  • Battery Charge Time: ~8-11 hours

2023 BMW iX

Starting From $83,200
  • Available at Hansel BMW of Santa Rosa
  • Fuel Economy: 86/87 MPG City/Hwy
  • Battery Charge Time: ~7.5 hours

2023 BMW i4

Starting From $55,400

  • Available at Hansel BMW of Santa Rosa
  • Fuel Economy: 86/87 MPG City/Hwy
  • Battery charge time: 8.25h at 220V

2022 Volkswagen ID.4

Starting From $41,230
  • Available at Hansel Volkswagen
  • Fuel Economy: 121/102 MPG City/Hwy
  • Battery Charge Time: ~7.5 hours

2023 Toyota BZ4X

Coming Soon!
Starting From $42,000
  • Available at Hansel Toyota
  • Fuel Economy: 131/107 MPG City/Hwy
  • Battery Charge Time: ~10 hours

2023 Subaru Solterra

Coming Soon!
Starting From $45,000
  • Available at Hansel Subaru
  • Fuel Economy: Pending Information
  • Battery Charge Time: ~10 hours
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