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Understanding Electric Vehicles at Advantage Ford Fremont

The electric vehicle (EV) market is growing and provides an eco-friendly alternative to traditional gas-powered vehicles. EVs get power from an electric motor and battery system, offering many benefits, like producing lower or zero emissions than a vehicle that burns fuel. You'll also save on operating costs since EVs require less maintenance, thanks to the lack of an engine that requires oil to lubricate its many moving parts. As you consider switching to an electric vehicle from Ford, let the team at Advantage Ford Fremont provide you with essential information to make an informed decision.

Key Differences Between Gas vs. Electric Vehicles

  • Fuel Source: Gas-powered vehicles rely on internal combustion engines, which burn gasoline or diesel to generate power. In comparison, electric vehicles use and store regenerative energy in the battery pack to power the motor, eliminating the need for gasoline.
  • Emissions: Electric vehicles produce zero tailpipe emissions, contributing to cleaner air and reducing environmental impact.
  • Fueling and Charging: Gasoline-powered vehicles require regular stops at gas stations for refueling, compared to electric vehicles, which you can recharge at home or a public charging station.
  • Maintenance: Electric vehicles generally require less maintenance than their gasoline counterparts, with fewer moving parts and no need for oil changes.

Charging Your Electric Vehicle

Charging an electric vehicle is a straightforward process. There are three primary charging levels available:

Level 1 Charging uses a standard 120-volt household outlet, offering the slowest charging speed. It typically provides around 3 to 5 miles of range per hour of charging.

Level 2 Charging uses a 240-volt outlet. Level 2 charging is faster and more efficient, adding around 10 to 60 miles of range per hour. Many public charging stations and home charging setups use this level.

DC Fast Charging Stations provide the fasted charge, delivering 60 to 80 miles of range in just 20 minutes. However, not all electric vehicles are compatible with this type of charging.

Charging the EV battery is much more affordable than filling up a gas tank. Depending on the current price of gas and electricity, you could pay about one-third of electric charging fees and keep the rest of your money in the bank!


How far can an electric vehicle travel on a single charge?

The range of an electric vehicle depends on the specific model and battery size. Most modern electric vehicles can travel between 200 and 300 miles on a single charge, with some models offering over 350 miles of range.

Are electric vehicles more expensive than traditional ones?

Electric vehicles tend to have higher upfront costs but often provide long-term savings through lower operating costs, maintenance expenses, and potential tax incentives.

How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle?

Charging times vary based on the charging level, the EV's battery capacity, and the current state of the battery. Generally, Level 2 charging takes a few hours to fully charge a depleted battery, while DC Fast Charging can replenish 80% of the battery within 20 to 30 minutes.

Are electric vehicles reliable?

Electric vehicles are incredibly reliable, have fewer moving parts, and have simpler systems than gasoline-powered ones. Manufacturers like Ford have designed their electric vehicles to meet or exceed the reliability standards of their traditional counterparts.

Visit Us at Advantage Ford Fremont Today

As you explore transitioning to an electric vehicle from Ford, let this information help you make a more informed decision. Visit Advantage Ford Fremont to discover our range of electric vehicles and experience the future of driving today.

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