Are Electric Cars Really Better for the Environment?

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE an all-electric sedan

There are many different advantages to electric vehicles and because of their benefits, more drivers in the Westport area are opting for one. Whether it’s the fact that EVs don’t use oil or the growing number of charging stations becoming available, electric vehicles have many perks and are becoming easier to live with.

With that being said, many drivers find themselves wondering, “Are electric cars really better for the environment?” and we want to help clear up some concerns about EVs. So, are electric cars really better for the environment? Yes! Despite some misconceptions about electric vehicles, they really do offer less harmful emissions when they’re being driven around Norwalk. Learn about the environmental benefits of electric cars today with Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield!

Misconceptions About the Environmental Benefits of Electric Cars

Are electric cars better for the environment? It’s hard to deny the environmental benefits of electric cars because they provide zero tailpipe emissions and don’t use any gasoline to help you take on the Weston roads. However, despite the benefits that they offer, some drivers still ask us, “Are electric cars better for the environment?” There have been some misconceptions about the benefits of EVs for a few reasons. Let’s clear up some misconceptions about EVs:

  • EVs Are Worse for the Climate Because of Power Plant Emissions: It’s true that some power plants providing electricity utilize coal or natural gas to produce electricity but the zero tailpipe emissions from EVs typically offset the carbon footprint created by these power plants. Additionally, renewable energy sources like wind and solar are becoming more popular and as a result, these power plants providing electricity for electric vehicles start to have an even smaller carbon footprint.
  • EVs Are Worse for the Climate Because of Battery Manufacturing: Creating batteries for an electric vehicle involves a lot of energy and materials thus resulting in some carbon pollution associated with making EV batteries. However, similar to the first misconception we talked about, EVs produce zero tailpipe emissions and studies show that the total greenhouse gas associated with manufacturing, charging, and driving an EV is usually lower than that of a regular vehicle with an internal combustion engine.
  • EVs Are Worse for the Climate Because the Batteries Don’t Last: Battery technology has come a long way and you’d be hard-pressed to find an EV that hasn’t surprised 100,000 miles with little to no issues. While battery capacity can deteriorate over time, it takes many miles of driving before they break down and even then, the battery packs can be recycled. 

EV Perks

Now that we’ve answered, “Are electric cars better for the environment?” are you ready to learn about the other perks associated with owning an EV? Here are the benefits you’ll get to enjoy when you take home an electric car:

  • Less Maintenance: Electric vehicles don’t have an internal combustion engine so there’s no need for oil changes or any other maintenance items associated with regular cars.
  • More Technology: Many electric vehicles offer the latest technology and innovative amenities for a driving experience you won’t forget. Be sure to explore Mercedes-EQ models for a visionary electric vehicle that stands out from the rest.
  • Quieter: No engine means no engine noises and when combined with the luxury features that many EVs offer, you’ll find that electric vehicles offer a serene driving experience to allow you to relax on the way home.
  • Performance: Electric vehicles have the ability to provide near-instantaneous acceleration and smooth power delivery so you can easily satisfy your need for speed.

Get the Details On Electric Vehicles Today With Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield!

Whether you’re looking for a Mercedes-EQ model or you have other questions about electric vehicles, our experts in Fairfield can help! You can stop by our dealership or get in touch with us online and we’ll be more than happy to provide you with assistance on your EV journey.


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