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No Gas? No Problem. : Your Solar Panels and Electric Cars

By June 22, 2020 No Comments

As technology continues to advance, it seems our car selections do too. One of the best investments of 2020 is the electric car.  However, with technology advancing so quickly, it is hard to even keep up with understanding all of these advancements. Here, at Vision Solar, we want you to completely understand all of your options when selecting your electric car. From here, you can understand the amount of savings that result in your investment in solar power and electric cars.

 

Hybrid Cars:

The most abundant electric in 2020 car seems to be the hybrid. The hybrid allows you to possess the power to save money, but also have the option to still fill up on gas if it is needed. This car eliminates the amount of carbon emissions that are released with a normal gasoline powered car. The average hybrid vehicle gets about 52 miles per gallon. This is comparable to the average gasoline powered vehicle that will get 24.7 miles per gallon. This is more than double the distance without needing to increase your weekly gas bill.

 

Fuel Cell:

Fuel cell vehicles are not nearly as common as a hybrid or an electric car. However, they do help in minimizing the carbon emissions into the environment, making them a great choice for an eco-friendly vehicle. Fuel cell cars use hydrogen gas to power their electric motors. They combine hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity, which in return runs the motor. The only elements that are being released from the vehicle after this electricity is created is water and heat. The benefits of a fuel cell vehicle also rely heavily in their efficiency for trucks. Electric vehicles commonly struggle with the ability to power such a large and heavy vehicle. However, because fuel cell vehicles have centralized refueling systems, this makes them a great way to power these large vehicles for long distances up to 350 miles.

 

Electric Cars:

Out of all of the electric car options, the full electric battery is the most environmentally friendly and also financially beneficial. There are no fossil fuels involved and their power relies only on the battery. The average miles per charge is between 80 miles and up to 250 miles. Because of this, you will be optimizing every benefit of your solar power through not having to spend the amount on your electricity that you would without your solar panels. Solar panels can save you up to $1,600 a year.  This amount does not include the amount of money you are saving on gas.

With your solar panel installation in New Jersey, you can now save money on your utilities, and your gas bill. Switching to solar before the purchase of your electric car is the perfect way to save up for all the things you always wanted to splurge on but never could. The average commute time for residents in New Jersey is 60 minutes or longer. Every single minute that you do not have an electric car, you are spending $20 more per week on the gas you are purchasing. This commute time is well above the national average, giving you the perfect reason to invest in a car that is a perfect addition to your solar panels. This allows your panels to do their job and save you even more money than you had planned. To get started on your residential solar panel installation please visit our Contact Page.

 

Sources:

https://www.ucsusa.org/resources/how-do-hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicles-work

https://driveelectricus.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIg4mIoJeJ6gIVJIVaBR1NEAWXEAAYASAAEgJr3fD_BwE