“Motorists are accustomed to shifts in fuel economy triggered by consistent use of the air conditioner in gasoline-powered vehicles,” says Greg Brannon, Director of AAA’s Automotive Engineering and Industry Relations Department. “Electric vehicles experience similar variations.”
Electric motors provide smooth operation, strong acceleration and require less maintenance than internal combustion engines. These environmentally friendly vehicles have the added benefit of reducing dependence on imported oil because they use domestically produced energy. Motorists with short daily commutes find electric vehicles a cost-effective option.