Understanding EVs

Electric vehicles (EVs) are fun to drive, cheaper and easier to maintain than gas-powered vehicles, and contribute fewer emissions into the air. With tax incentives available and a fast-growing network of charging stations, find out if owning an EV is the right choice for you.

Benefits of Plugging In

Save Big on Fuel

Driving electric offers significant savings compared to traditional gasoline vehicles.

EV Incentives

Incentives, rebates and other credits are available to help make driving electric more affordable.

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, work, 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.

88%of EV owners say they charge their vehicle at home "often" or "always.

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

Plug-in hybrids have a rechargable electric motor and a gas-powered engine to extend range if needed.

Traditional Hybrid

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

Fuel Efficient

These efficent, gas-powered vehicles get over 40MPG and still reduce your emissions and costs.

Owning an EV

Explore All of the Eco-Friendly Vehicles in the BMW Lineup at BMW of Freehold

 

As your shopping for a new luxury vehicle, are you also thinking that it might be time to get behind the wheel of a car that reduces your carbon footprint.  You are not alone.  Many people are now thinking it is time to do their part to combat the impact of climate change on our world.  Many automakers are noticing this desire and providing a plethora of hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) from which to choose.  The BMW brand is no exception.  There are plenty of choices in the BMW lineup if someone is looking for an eco-friendly vehicle.  BMW of Freehold, located at 4225 US Highway 9 in Freehold, NJ, is where you can learn all about these vehicles.

Why Should I Drive a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle?

 

When you are looking for a new vehicle, you may be wondering why you should choose an EV or hybrid car.  The truth is that there are several reasons why this should be the case.  There is no doubt that fuel prices are on the rise.  The cost of everyone's daily commute has increased.  It has caused a lot of stress on the budgets of many people.  If you buy or lease a hybrid or EV, that stress is reduced.  Hybrid cars are very efficient with gas, while EVs don't need it at all.

 

Additionally, EVs have a much lower maintenance cost associated with them.  EVs avoid many of the standard car maintenance items that go along with their gas-powered counterparts, like oil changes.  It is another way that EVs can help keep more money in your pocket.  With the advent of new technology in regard to battery and charging, EVs are now very attractive daily driving options.

 

Also, there may be federal and state tax benefits to owning an EV.  If you have any questions about whether the BMW vehicle you are interested in qualifies for any of these perks, you should reach out to your tax professional.

Meet the BMW Lineup of Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

 

The BMW brand is never one to be left behind.  In fact, many folks expect the BMW brand to be at the forefront of all of the latest trends.  When it comes to EVs, you can count on the BMW brand to be leading the pack.  We have many luxury vehicles in our lineup that can offer car shoppers a truly exceptional driving experience.

 

Our lineup of eco-friendly cars and SUVs consist of electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).  An EV relies on an electric motor and battery for its power while a PHEV has an electric motor and battery, but also utilizes power from a gas engine.  Both are much more fuel efficient than your standard internal combustion engine setup.

 

If you are looking for a BMW EV or PHEV, you will have the following choices:

Buy or Lease Your Environmentally Friendly BMW Vehicle from BMW of Freehold

 

Do you have your eye on an EV or PHEV from the BMW lineup?  Our dealership is your home for everything regarding this collection of cars and SUVs.  The sales team at BMW of Freehold can answer any questions you may have about them, so you can make an educated choice about which of these technologies is right for your lifestyle.

 

If we don't have what you want in stock, the sales staff at our dealership can help you place a custom order.  With this custom order, you can receive everything you want in your new BMW vehicle.

 

Connect with BMW of Freehold, in Freehold, NJ, so you can set up your test drive of an eco-friendly BMW vehicle today.

  1. BMW of Freehold

    4225 US Highway 9
    Freehold, NJ 07728

    • Sales: 732-298-9055
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Common Questions

A federal tax rebate of $7,500 is available on most EV models. Depending on where you live, state and local rebates and incentives may also be available. Check with your sales associate to find out if the model is eligible for rebates and incentives.

Other advantages of owning an EV include:

  • Eligible EVs may also qualify for HOV lane access, which are normally restricted to vehicles with multiple passengers.
  • Many electric companies offer lower rates based on the time of use. With EVs, you can save money by charging during off-peak times.
  • If you're able to charge from work or home, there's usually no need to stop to refuel like you would in a gas-powered vehicle.
  • EVs produce zero tail-pipe emissions resulting in cleaner air and better health.

This will vary depending on the local price of electricity and gas and where you are charging (at home or public charger), but most EV owners can expect to save on fuel cost. A recent Consumer Reports study found the “typical EV owner who does most of their fueling at home can expect to save an average of $800 to $1,000 a year on fueling costs over an equivalent gasoline-powered car.”

Source: Benjamin Preston. October 08, 2020. EVs Offer Big Savings Over Traditional Gas-Powered Cars.

https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/evs-offer-big-savings-over-traditional-gas-powered-cars/

A recent Consumer Reports study found “maintenance and repair costs for EVs are significantly lower over the life of the vehicle – about half – than for gasoline–powered vehicles, which require regular fluid changes and are more mechanically complex. The average dollar savings over the lifetime of the vehicle is about $4,600.”

Source: Benjamin Preston. October 08, 2020. EVs Offer Big Savings Over Traditional Gas-Powered Cars.

https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/evs-offer-big-savings-over-traditional-gas-powered-cars/
Gas powered vehicles offer a range of 300-400mi. Battery electric vehicles offer a median range of 250mi. For EV owners who charge at home, this is more than enough for daily use. For longer drives beyond the range of your vehicle, check a public charger map for charger availability along your route.
  • 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.
Yes, Level 1 and Level 2 chargers can be used at home. In fact, the standard 120V outlet supports a Level 1 charger. Level 2 chargers require 240V and can be installed by a licensed electrician. If you do not own your home, you may need to work with your property owner to install a Level 2 charger.
Most batteries will last between 100,000 and 200,000 miles when properly cared for. With battery technology continually advancing, that number should continue to increase.

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