Why Buy An Electric Vehicle

Audi Has Gone Electric

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e-tron® Family

The game-changer. The Audi e-tron was the first fully-electric SUV built with Audi DNA, and it keeps getting better.

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e-tron® GT Family

The Audi e-tron® GT and its RS counterpart are Audi’s fully-electric homage to grand touring models.

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Q4 e-tron® Family

The all-electric, Audi Q4 e-tron® puts luxury electric driving firmly within your reach.

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Why Buy an Electric Vehicle

We spend so much of our lives getting from one place to another - we drive to work, to soccer practice for our kids, to dinner with friends, to the grocery store, and more. In the US, most people spend hours every day in their vehicles. With that much of an emphasis on time spent driving, why not do it in something that will save you money, protect the environment, and give you another thing to be proud of? Driving an electric vehicle is a no-brainer in this day and age; there are plenty of options for you to find the perfect EV for your needs and so many benefits! 

Audi alone offers 6 different lines of electric vehicles, ranging from the Audi e-tron which is great for comfort and families, to the Audi e-tron GT family - a line of electric sports cars. Once you purchase an electric vehicle, you'll be reaping the benefits for years to come, we'll show you why! 

Environmental Benefits 

Electric vehicles have much lower emissions than non-electric vehicles. In fact, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) have no emissions at all! According to the EPA, in 2019, about 29% of all greenhouse gas emissions came from cars. If more drivers on the road invest in electric options, the entire globe could see a reduction in smog, pollution, and environmental damage.  

Even if you charge an electric vehicle with energy from fossil fuels, there's still a much lower amount of greenhouse gasses released into the atmosphere. It is clear that we need to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and switching to electric vehicles is a massive step in doing just that. 

Protection Against Volatile Gas Prices

After the 2008 financial crisis when gas prices skyrocketed, there was an uptick in sales of electric vehicles, but at that time, EVs were expensive and there weren't many options. Now, we are seeing a hike in gas prices that puts what we saw in 2008 to shame. There's no better way to protect against volatile gasoline markets than by buying an electric vehicle. The Audi e-tron S has the comfort of an SUV and a powerful battery that can take you on long-mileage trips without needing gasoline. Even with the upfront investment of a new car, imagine the monthly savings of never having to buy gas again! 

Wide Selection of Vehicles 

As we said, a decade ago, it was difficult to find fully electric vehicles that catered to a wide range of drivers. Many EVs were so expensive that they were out of reach financially for the common American consumer. If the issue wasn't about the cost, it was that battery technology wasn't advanced enough and the battery couldn't last the entirety of long trips. Manufacturers went the hybrid route to make incremental changes, but hybrid vehicles still rely on gasoline to some extent. It's just within the past few years that EVs have exploded. Whether you're looking for a sports car, a family SUV, or an everyday car to get to work, there's something on the market that's perfect. Audi is committed to serving customers from every walk of life; check out our selection of electric vehicles here.

EVs Put Money in Your Pockets

There's a lot to consider when calculating the cost of owning an electric vehicle vs. a gas-powered one. However, when it's all said and done, with tax credits, maintenance fees, upfront costs, and more, experts say EV owners usually make back their return on investment within 2-3 years, which is much faster than owners of traditional, gas-powered vehicles. If it's good for the environment and good for your pockets, you have nothing to lose! 

Driver Perks 

The benefits that EV drivers receive from the government will vary by state, but California has a long list of perks for drivers of electric vehicles. The state is committed to rewarding environmentally friendly cars in many ways. At a federal level, EV drivers are eligible for a tax credit ranging from $2,500 - $7,500, depending on the vehicle. At a state level, the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) offers savings to owners of electric vehicles. Additionally, EV drivers can use the carpool lane on highways even if there is only one person in the car - talk about time savings in LA traffic jams!

Easy Maintenance

Fewer moving parts mean there are fewer areas for things to go wrong. Electric vehicles are notoriously easier to maintain than their gas-powered counterparts. You'll spend less time at the dealership or auto repair shop trying to diagnose weird sounds and more time on the road. And, with an electric vehicle, you'll never have to sit through an oil change again! Oil changes alone cost hundreds of dollars each year, and that cost vanishes instantly when you own an EV. 

Audi is on the EV Train 

Our customers asked for electric vehicles, and we delivered. No matter what you need from a vehicle, we want you to have an electric option available. Our e-tron S and e-tron S Sportback lines are revolutionary with three electric motors, an iconic design, and a sleek look that's sure to wow. The Audi e-tron was the first fully electric SUV at Audi, and each year it gets improved upon, making it a wonderful vehicle to invest in when joining the EV family. We know that electric vehicles are better for the earth and better for our customers, so we're committed to providing quality electric vehicles time and time again.

 

Join Audi, Join the EV Movement 

The time is now. Research is in, the numbers have been crunched, and it's time to join the EV family. Even if the environment isn't your focus, EVs provide endless benefits to every owner. Save time in traffic, avoid long lines at the gas station, say goodbye to sitting through an oil change, and keep money in your pockets by doing one simple thing - buying an electric vehicle. Stop by Audi Carlsbad for the most electric experience.

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