It seems like electric cars have been on the tip of everyone’s tongues lately, especially as they offer extremely efficient ways to participate in the go-green movement of late. Electric cars cut down on emissions as well as fuel costs, and if you want a taste of how they affect your driving experience, all you have to do is hop behind the wheel of one of our hybrid options like the Orlando Toyota Prius. However, what exactly are they, how do they work, and when will we see them at our Toyota dealership in Central Florida?
What are the benefits of driving an electric car?
Electric cars have been around for a lot longer than you probably think – their inception actually took place in 1891! Since then, the electric vehicle has evolved quite a bit, especially in light of new options like the Toyota Prius Plug-in and the popular and stylish Toyota RAV4 EV. What makes them such a great option for transport? Here are two main benefits:
- Eco-friendliness: electric cars run off of – you guessed it – electric power. This means they don’t use fuels like gasoline to operate, so they emit virtually no smog-forming emissions. This makes them an incredibly environmentally sensitive option for all drivers.
- Fuel efficiency: Gasoline prices are through the roof, so fueling up can take a huge toll on your wallet. Imagine how much money you could save if charging your car via an electrical outlet in your house was your main source of power?
Additionally, it’s been noted that electric cars provide a smoother and more seamless driving experience due to their source of energy. However, how exactly does this vehicle operate? We all know how hybrids work – they have both an electric motor and a gasoline engine under the hood, and the two switch back and forth to maximize performance and efficiency. That explains that, but what about a car that lacks a gasoline engine entirely?
How does the electric vehicle operate?
Basically, three essential elements work together under the hood of an electric car to ensure it performs at maximum capacity. An electric motor powers the car, obviously. You’ll also find a controller, which helps to transfer power stored in the battery back into the motor. Finally, you’ll find a rechargeable battery – this is key. The battery is essential for charging your electric car so it can efficiently get you from point A to point B. It holds the juice that keeps the motor running!
Although we don’t have electric options like the Toyota Prius Plug-in or Toyota RAV4 EV on our lot just yet, we’re counting the days until they arrive. Additionally, we have a ton of Orlando Toyota hybrid options that are increasingly eco-friendly and fuel efficient. All you have to do is come take one for a test drive to see for yourself!
Toyota of Orlando is located conveniently at 3575 Vineland Road, just off I-4 – come see us today to check out all of our hybrid options and new Toyota in Orlando! We’ll see you soon!
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