Electric Vehicles from Werner Kia
Once the stuff of science fiction books, TV programs, and movies, electric vehicles (EVs) have become a practical alternative for the tech-savvy and environmentally-conscious consumer. Discover why you should drive an EV from Werner Kia in Tallahassee.
Making It Cost Effective
Because the cost of the relatively new technology is expensive, an EV may seem to be beyond your budget at first glance. However, because governments and utilities are eager to get as much of the population as possible into EVs, they offer incentives to help bring the price down.
For example, the US Government offers a Federal Electric Vehicle Tax Credit that gives you up to $7,500 for buying a new EV or a plug-in hybrid electric and up to $4,000 for purchasing a pre-owned EV. In 2023, these credits only apply when you file next year’s taxes. But starting in 2024, the credit applies when you buy the car, which instantly lowers the price and the money you need to spend for financing.
Unlike many states, Florida does not offer any tax breaks for buying new or pre-owned EVs. But the Kissimmee Utility Authority rewards you with a rebate of up to $100 for purchasing a new EV. The Orlando Utilities Commission rebates up to $200 for a new or pre-owned EV.
Avoiding the Gas Pump
A conventional car that’s powered by an internal combustion engine demands that you go to a gas station at least once a week to fill up. Depending on the time of your visit, you may have to endure long lines or jockey for position to get the pump that you want. As you stick the nozzle into your gas tank, you may worry about how the latest disruptions in oil-producing nations or US states will affect your gasoline bill when you fill up next week.
You avoid all these issues by going electric. The Kia EV6, for instance, has an EPA-estimated range of 310 miles and charges at home from a 120-volt household outlet, Level 2 (240-volt) home charger, or ChargePoint Home Flex EV Charger from our dealership.
You can also power up at a public station while you shop or eat at a restaurant. A public 800-volt DC Fast Charger charges your EV from 10 percent to 80 percent in just 18 minutes. As a bonus, Kia gives you 1,000 kWh or charging credits on the Electrify America network, which equals 3,000 to 3,500 miles of range.
Taking Care of the Environment
The US Environmental Protection Agency states that the average gasoline vehicle spews out 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide every year, with each gallon of gasoline creating about 8,887 grams of the pollutant. Because they have no tailpipe, EVs do not produce carbon dioxide emissions, which keeps our air cleaner. In addition, electric cars require fewer fluids, such as engine oil, which means less pollution from these liquids and less maintenance for you.
Do you want to experience the advantages of an electric vehicle in person? Then test drive one today by coming to Werner Kia in Tallahassee.