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Driving your car until it dies is a horrible idea

March 14th, 2024 by

The most common reason we hear from friends, family and colleagues for why they are not buying an electric vehicle today is because they “drive their car until it dies.” Ah, the timeless Yankee virtues of prudence and frugality! We have been taught that to trade in a car that has life in it is…

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Do Electric Vehicles Have Better Overall Safety?

January 29th, 2024 by

Electric vehicles are more popular than ever. According to Statista’s most recent Electric Vehicle Market Report, the global market for EVs grew by over 55% in 2022, with sales of over 10.5 million cars worldwide. In the United States alone, EV sales grew by over 250%, also according to Statista.  But with more electric vehicles…

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The Carbon Debt Question: Why a Used EV is the most eco-friendly option for personal transportation.

December 12th, 2023 by

By Jesse Lore, founder. If you are like most Americans, climate change is on your mind. According to Pew Research, 54% of voters in the U.S. view climate change as a major threat to our world (the number goes up to 78% for Democrats). But for the critical thinkers among us, the question of how…

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Pros and Cons of FWD, RWD, & AWD EVs

October 7th, 2023 by

If you’re thinking about buying an electric vehicle (EV), one of the considerations is the drive train. Like internal combustion engine (I.C.E.) vehicles, EVs are available in front-wheel drive (FWD), rear-wheel drive (RWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD). Each drive train option has its pros and cons — but the equation is different for EVs than…

Best Used EV under 30K

September 30th, 2023 by

There are many great reasons to buy a used EV — and one of the biggies is the relatively low cost. If you’re looking for the best used EV under 30K, you have plenty of options these days. At Green Wave EV, we tell our clients that the best used EV is the one that…

Used EVs – Range Loss vs. Range Improvement

September 30th, 2023 by

One of the biggest concerns people have about making the switch to an electric vehicle from an internal combustion engine is the life of the battery. The battery can often represent 30% of the cost of the vehicle, so battery failure would certainly be a devastating blow. The manufacturers of these vehicles, across the board,…

Vehicle Electrification and Climate Change

February 9th, 2023 by

If you’re like most people in the United States, climate change is a serious concern and it is directly affecting your life. A 2020 study by Pew Research found that two out of three Americans think climate change is a problem and that we should do more about it as a society. That’s because the…

The $4,000 Used EV Tax Credit

February 9th, 2023 by

The $4,000 Used EV Tax Credit Now is a great time to consider your first electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid EV! You could get up to $4,000 in tax incentives from the I.R.S. if you buy a qualifying used electric vehicle, and your income qualifies you to receive the credit. But before you run out…

The Facts on EV Battery Health and Longevity

February 9th, 2023 by

People are afraid of the unknown, and when considering an electric vehicle the biggest unknown is how the battery is going to perform. Usually within 60 seconds of a conversation about switching to EVs, the skeptical person says something like: “Yeah, but how long is that battery going to last?” “How much does it cost…

EV vs. PHEV vs. Gas Hybrid: What’s the difference?

February 9th, 2023 by

This is one of the first questions you have to consider when moving away from internal combustion engine vehicles, and the direction you go ultimately depends on what best fits your lifestyle, driving preferences, and budget. This article will give you a quick jump start, and point you in the direction of some great resources…

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