The Internationl Energy Agency (IEA) stresses the importance of individual communities installing Electric Vehicle Charging stations in its “Global EV Outlook.” Published annually, this report gives its readers a broader view of the electric vehicle market. EV adoption is not only beneficial to the environment, but it has several economic benefits as well. The advantages of living at a Garden Community with Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations are numerous.
Better Bottom Line
According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, an EV driver saves approximately $770 a year compared to other motor vehicle drivers who require gas. In addition, a fully electric EV is composed of approximately 20 moving parts. It doesn’t require grease or oil and as a result – it rarely requires maintenance or service. However, vehicles with combustion engines (powered by fuel) have around 2,000 moving parts which require regular maintenance. Consider the clutch and gears of vehicles with internal combustion engines (ICE) – they also require servicing. An EV vehicle doesn’t have all these complicated parts, making it much easier to maintain and service.
The most obvious advantage is of course, breathing in cleaner air. Most smog and pollution come from the exhaust of diesel- and gas-powered vehicles. As we know, electric vehicles have zero tailpipe emissions. Providing our residents with EV Charging Stations is making it easier for people with Electric Vehicles to use their cars. This in turn ensures that there is a significant improvement in the quality of our air.
Cleaner Transportation Methods
Not only do Electric Vehicles (EVs) pave the way for cleaner air, but they inspire cleaner methods of transportation. Sharing rides has become a way of life for many of our residents. Not just an Uber, but their neighbors. This means we see a noticeable reduction in traffic, motor vehicle accidents and emissions. When EV Charging Stations appear in communities, it encourages more people to take e-scooters, electric mopeds and e-bikes. In fact, town officials can use the data generated by EV charging stations to reconfigure parking and redesign streets – making more room for green spaces, more room for bicycle lanes, and even nicer walkways for pedestrians.
There is no denying that going green is more than just a trend. In fact, statistics show that most apartment renters won’t live in communities without green amenities. Installing EV charging stations in apartment complexes enhance the property’s value. Here at Garden Communities, we want to do all we can to provide our residents with eco-friendly amenities.