EVs have several advantages over conventional cars:
EVs convert over 77% of the electrical energy from the grid to power the wheels. Conventional gasoline vehicles only convert about 12% to 30% of the energy stored in gasoline to power the wheels.
In our region, greenhouse gas emissions caused by on-road transportation account for 32% of total emissions. EVs do not emit tailpipe emissions, making them a cleaner option than gasoline or diesel vehicles, especially if charged with renewable energy.
Improved Air Quality Lower emissions lead to better local air quality.
Performance Benefits Electric motors provide quiet, smooth operation and stronger acceleration.
Reduced Maintenance Costs EVs have fewer moving parts and don’t require oil changes, tune-ups, cooling system flushes, or other common maintenance services for traditional vehicles.
Reduced Energy Dependence Electricity is a domestic energy source.
Equity The Village of Montgomery will work to source information regarding EV incentives locally or from utility providers to assist residents with locating available funding opportunities that could make EVs more affordable.