Busting EV Myths: The Truth about Today’s Electric Vehicles

January 11th, 2024 by

Busting EV Myths: The Truth About Today's Electric Vehicles

The gas-powered vehicle has ruled the roads for decades, but all-electric vehicles have rapidly gained in popularity over the years. What is an electric vehicle and why should I buy an EV? Electric vehicles are gas-free models that can save drivers tons of money in fueling and maintenance costs. And regardless of whether or not you make the switch, the team at Benzel-Busch Family of Dealerships is here to bust some common EV myths to help you make the most informed decision possible.

What is an Electric Vehicle?

Let’s start with the basics: Just what is an electric vehicle anyway? An electric vehicle is a gas-free car that runs solely on electricity. Models like the EQS, the EQB, and the EQE are powered by an electric motor and battery pack, rather than a gas-powered engine. That means no more trips to the gas station and no more oil changes at the service center. Here are a few commonly asked questions about EV ownership:

  • How far can an EV travel? A gas-powered model can travel around 250-400 miles on a tank of gas, while models like the Mercedes-Benz EQS can travel over 350 miles on a single charge!
  • Where can I charge my EV? There are over 140,000 EV chargers across the U.S., so you’re never far from a full battery.
  • How long does it take to charge my EV? An EV can go from 0% to 80% in just 30 minutes with a Level 3 Fast Charger.
  • Do EV batteries have a warranty? Yes, all EV batteries are covered for a minimum of 8 years or 100,000 miles.

Should I Buy an EV?

If you’re curious about buying an electric vehicle, there’s never been a better time to research your options. Not only are EVs great for the environment, but great for your wallet as well. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider making the leap:

  • Options – The Mercedes-Benz all-electric lineup is packed with phenomenal options, ranging from the all-terrain EQB SUV to the upscale Mercedes-AMG® EQS sedan.
  • Incentives – From the $7,500 Mercedes-Benz Electric Incentive Bonus to the federal tax credit, there’s no shortage of incredible offers for new EV drivers.
  • Charging – The free EV Edge Program makes charging easier than ever. You’ll receive a Level 2 charger and installation (up to $1,500)*, as well as two years of free on-the-road charging at Electrify America DC fast chargers** and free Premier Prepaid Maintenance**.
  • Protection – When you buy at Benzel-Busch Family of Dealerships, you get a complimentary Benzel-Busch Protection Plan for one year. This includes Dent and Ding Protection, Key/Remote Replacement, and even Road Hazard Tire Protection.

Explore Mercedes-Benz EVs at Benzel-Busch Family of Dealerships

So, should I buy an EV? The choice is ultimately up to you, but we’d love to be of assistance at Benzel-Busch Family of Dealerships! Contact us with your questions or just stop by our dealership in Englewood. We can get you behind the wheel of some options when you’re ready.

*Some restrictions apply. Offer includes delivery of one (1) ChargePoint Home Flex, a 240-volt Level 2 home charger ($750 value). Backed by a three-year warranty and 24/7 customer support. Residential installation only. Licensed electrician installation services paid up to $750. Combined value of EV charger and professional installation offer up to a total of $1,500. Any additional fees or charges to be paid directly by customer to service provider. Some tax credits may apply.

**Two (2) years of complimentary nationwide charging plus two (2) years of Premier Prepaid Maintenance available on select models.

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