Benefits of EV Readiness

All electric vehicles (EVs) can help improve fuel economy, lower field costs, and reduce emissions. 


EVs have several advantages over conventional cars:

Energy Efficient

EVs convert over 77% of the electrical energy from the grid to power the wheels. Conventional gasoline vehicles only convert about 12% to 30% of the energy stored in gasoline to power the wheels.


Lower Emissions

In our region, greenhouse gas emissions caused by on-road transportation account for 32% of total emissions. EVs do not emit tailpipe emissions, making them a cleaner option than gasoline or diesel vehicles, especially if charged with renewable energy.


Improved Air Quality
Lower emissions lead to better local air quality.

Performance Benefits
Electric motors provide quiet, smooth operation and stronger acceleration.

Reduced Maintenance Costs
EVs have fewer moving parts and don’t require oil changes, tune-ups, cooling system flushes, or other common maintenance services for traditional vehicles.

Reduced Energy Dependence
Electricity is a domestic energy source.

Equity
The Village of Montgomery will work to source information regarding EV incentives locally or from utility providers to assist residents with locating available funding opportunities that could make EVs more affordable.