No longer just a trend, electric vehicles are increasing in popularity: not only are they environmentally friendly, but they also save money on both gas and repairs, like oil changes. Additionally, they often provide as good a ride as traditional, gas-powered vehicles (if not better). If you’re considering purchasing an electric car, check out four of our favorite models below:
The Nissan Leaf is a fully electric vehicle that can drive up to 107 miles in a single charge. This five-seat, four-door vehicle comes with desirable features, like a Bluetooth, hands-free phone system and a 30 KWH lithium-ion battery. The Leaf is also one of the more stylish electric vehicles on the market, with an attractive, streamlined body and modern design touches. Prices start at $30,680 and increase for extra features like leather seats.
Toyota Prius Prime
One of the longest-established electric cars on the market, the Prius, is still popular precisely because it’s such a well-made vehicle. Starting at $27,100, the Prius Prime — a plug-in hybrid — has an estimated driving range of 640 miles and an impressive 54 combined MPG. In addition to these money-saving features, the Prius Prime may earn you up to $4,500 tax credit from the Federal Government for purchasing this environmentally-friendly vehicle.
The Honda Clarity hits the California market in August 2017 for the first time. We’re excited about this car for two reasons: first, you can fully charge the Clarity in three hours — or, if you’re in a hurry, you can charge the car to 80% power in just 30 minutes! Second, the Clarity’s combined MPGe is a truly impressive 114. Additional benefits include a California clean vehicle rebate (up to $5,000), HOV eligibility, and a fuel card worth up to $15,000 of hydrogen fuel. On top of all of that, the Honda Clarity features the classic, timeless styling we’ve come to expect from this automaker.
Electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles are great investments that can save you money in the long run — if they’re cared for properly, that is. LexService has the expertise necessary to repair and maintain all types of Japanese vehicles, including electric and hybrid cars. Once you’ve purchased your electric vehicle, contact us to see how our regularly-scheduled maintenance can keep your car in good shape for longer.