Understanding EVs with David Westcott Buick GMC

Electric vehicles (EVs) are the wave of the future. They're fun to drive, cheaper and easier to maintain than gasoline-fueled vehicles, and they contribute fewer emissions into the atmosphere. Additionally, the available tax incentives and ever-increasing network of charging stations make EVs the obvious choice. 
The only question is which EV is right for you? Let David Westcott Buick GMC help you understand your options.

Which EV is Right for Me?

Battery Electric

Fully electric cars offer the smallest environmental footprint and the biggest savings on maintenance and fuel

Plug-In Hybrid

We're here to help you by going over every option clearly, and will find the right plan for you.

Traditional Hybrid

Powered by an electric motor and gas-powered engine, Hybrids recharge as you drive. Tax credits and other benefits may not apply.

96%

of EV owners surveyed said they'd purchase another EV as their next vehicle. 

Source: AAA

Benefits of Plugging In

FEDERAL TAX CREDIT

A federal tax rebate up to $7,500 is available on many EV models.

LOCAL INCENTIVES

Even more possible savings from your state and/or utility company.

LOW COST TO OWN

EV owners can expect to spend half as much on maintenance and repair (Consumer Reports).

FUEL UP AT HOME

Charge while you sleep, or at a growing number of public chargers.

QUICK AND QUIET

Enjoy fast and smooth acceleration, better handling, and a quieter ride.

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

Plug-in hybrids provide electric range for short trips and gas-power for longer journeys.

OWNING An EV in Burlington, NC

Understanding Charging

Charging times vary depending on the type of charger used.

Level 1 chargers use a standard household outlet and charge about 2-5 miles of range per hour, making Level 1 a good choice for plugin hybrid vehicles but not battery electric vehicles.

Level 2 chargers can be installed at your home by a professional electrician and charge about 10-20 miles of range per hour. A good choice for any EV when charging overnight or all day is possible.

Level 3 fast chargers are the most efficient and can be found at commercial locations. Level 3 can charge about 60-80 miles of range in about 20 minutes, making it a good choice for any EV when a quick charge is needed on the go.

Charging from Home

A standard outlet (Level 1) will be enough for overnight charging for plug-in hybrid vehicles. A Level 2 charger will require professional installation by a licensed electrician for battery electric vehicles. If you live in an apartment or condo, consider talking with the property owner about installing a charger or using a nearby public charger. Talk to our sales staff to find out more about charging from home.

Battery Care

Most batteries will last between 100,000 and 200,000 miles when properly cared for. With battery technology continually advancing, that number will continue to increase. If you can keep your battery between 20% and 80% charged most days and avoid extremely hot temperatures, you can expect your maintenance to be minimal.


Charging Stations Near David Westcott Buick GMC

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  1. Westcott Automotive, Inc.

    2410 S CHURCH ST
    BURLINGTON, NC 27215

    • Sales: (866) 552-1194
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