Benefits of Electric Cars
When you rent an electric vehicle through Drive Electric Orlando, you’re doing much more than just trying out a cutting edge technology. It’s no exaggeration to say that renting an electric vehicle benefits not only you, but also our environment and our country. By renting an electric vehicle, you save time and money on your trip, and you also contribute to a reduction in emissions while helping our country take a step toward energy security.
But don’t just take our word for it. Hear from electric car drivers who have already participated in Drive Electric Orlando.
Driving an electric car can be a great way to make your vacation budget go farther. Most renters find that a plug-in electric vehicle is much less expensive than a conventional gas-powered rental.
The rental cost itself is typically no different from that of a midsize car, but unlike a conventional rental, you won’t need to make a single trip to the gas station.
While you will need to occasionally re-charge the car’s battery, many of Orlando’s charging stations are free to use. In fact, most hotels and attractions offer free charging stations so you won’t have to spend a dime “refueling” your car.
Even if you charge the car at a fee-for-service charging station, the cost is typically no more than $2 to $3 for a full charge—compared to an average of $60 for mid-sized gasoline-powered vehicle.
Protect the Environment
Electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf are zero-emissions vehicles. Because the vehicles themselves don’t burn any fuel, they have no tailpipe and release no harmful emissions into the environment.
Even when taking into account the energy needed to generate electricity for the car, the overall emissions associated with plug-in electric cars are far less than emissions from gasoline-fueled cars.
Support American Energy Independence
American oil dependence poses a serious and ongoing threat to our national security and economic prosperity. The widespread use of cars and trucks powered by affordable, American electricity is one important step toward ending our dependence on foreign oil.
The same battery technology that powers your smart phone and laptop is now being deployed by automakers in cars and trucks, enabling transportation to be powered entirely by domestic sources of energy.
 All plug-in electric cars eliminate tailpipe emissions while operating on battery power. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles like the Chevy Volt, Plug-in Prius, and Ford C-Max Energi do produce tailpipe emissions while operating on gasoline power.