By now, you know how electric vehicles are significantly better for your health and the environment than gas-powered ones. Unfortunately, many people and groups still continue to propagate false information about EVs. Surprisingly even automakers were part of this group in the past! Thankfully though Ford has stepped forward to set the record straight with accurate facts on the benefits associated with owning an Electric Vehicle.
Electrically powered vehicles are completely emission-free! There is no smell or danger associated with their exhaust, and even though they have a greater environmental impact in production than gas cars, it’s wiped out by the absence of emissions during use.
EV owners tend to be conscious of the environmental advantages their cars provide, but they are likely much more elated by the substantial cost savings. Doing our part for nature is a noble activity; however, saving funds offers instant gratification and concrete rewards.
Recently, Electrek released an article highlighting the financial savings and environmental benefits of choosing a Ford EV over a gas-powered car. Not only does this save money for owners in the long run, but it also reduces carbon dioxide emissions drastically which is good news for our planet.
According to Ford’s Sustainable Financing Report, when you drive an electric car and recharge it with the US electrical grid, your C02 emissions can drop by up to 60% compared to a conventional Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicle. The more substantial the automobile is, the greater savings you will experience in time.
According to Ford’s investigations, Electrek found that over the lifetime of their F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck, owners can save up to $27.2K and 8,777 gallons of gas compared with a similarly powered gas-powered F-150. E-Transit drivers could stand to benefit from approximately $19.2K (6,189 gallons) in savings while Mustang Mach-E owners can amass near or around $15K as well as 5 thousand gasoline gallons.
Ford recently reported their carbon dioxide savings in metric tons, as stated by Electrek:
F-150 Lightning: 78
Mustang Mach-E: 42
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