Are Electric Cars Really Better For The Environment?

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Models

Electric vehicles like the Mustang Mach-E and the Ford F-150 Lightning have been touted as a crucial part of the way to pave the future for a clean environment. That’s appealing to Porterville drivers who want to reduce their carbon footprint. But, are electric cars really better for the environment? Are electric cars better for the environment than other vehicles? Explore the environmental benefits of electric cars with the team at Porterville Ford below to find out.

Are Electric Cars Really Better For The Environment?

Would the environment really benefit if there were more electric vehicles on Visalia roads? Are electric cars really better for the environment? Well, think about what it takes to get gasoline to the gas station. Did you know that for every four gallons of gasoline used by the average car, it took a gallon of gasoline to transport that gas? 

Then there are the emissions produced by gas engines. The average gas-powered vehicle produces 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year by itself. While it’s true emissions are caused by producing the electricity that charges an electric car, that would be negligible compared to the emissions caused by both gas cars. So, really there is no contest when it comes to producing emissions. 

The Environmental Benefits of Electric Cars

Obviously, fewer emissions are better for the environment. And electric cars, which use no gas, produce no emissions. Here are some of the environmental benefits of driving one of these vehicles on your Tulare commute:

Some of the Environmental Benefits of Electric Cars

  • Electric cars have nearly zero carbon emissions.
  • No fuel has to be used transporting gasoline or motor oil for these vehicles.
  • Electric cars do not use motor oil, which means less fossil fuels are used.

Are Electric Cars Better for the Environment than Plug-in Hybrids?

What about plug-in hybrids? Most plug-in hybrids, like the Ford Escape SE Plug-in Hybrid, get incredible gas mileage. Are electric cars better for the environment than plug-in hybrids? Yes, because plug-in hybrids still use some gas, and thus produce some emissions. 

Check Out the Electric Vehicles at Porterville Ford

Are you ready to experience the benefits of electric cars? Why not come visit us in Porterville and check out the Mustang Mach-E or the F-150 Lightning? If you’d like to learn more in the meantime, check out our detailed overview of the 2023 F-150 Lightning. We’re just a short drive away from Delano, so pay us a visit today!


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