Electric vehicles (EVs) have slowly been on the rise over the past few years. Cars like the Tesla have skyrocketed in popularity, while e-bikes like Rad Power Bikes have found an entirely new audience. With a recent spike in gas prices and a much greater awareness of our planet’s environmental health, more than ever, people are trying to do their part to make meaningful changes.
So we began to ask ourselves, “What are the benefits of EVs and what can Henderson do to help?”
You might have heard of EVs but aren’t sure what benefit they provide. Your only connection may be the line of Priuses at your local farmer’s market. Regardless, it’s worth considering the effect EVs bring to the environment and your wallet.
The United States serves as both a major importer and exporter of petroleum. However, with so much of the transportation industry reliant upon that resource, our petroleum exports' current rise has caused an imbalance.
Leaning into the use of EVs in the transportation industry allows for greater diversification of necessary resources. This diversification provides much-needed energy security as the pressing need for petroleum lessens, and we can use our wealth of electricity effectively.
This results in fuel savings for the average person. Rather than a vehicle wholly dependent on fuel, you have a vehicle that is completely charged by electricity and a hybrid that uses less fuel than conventional vehicles. The upfront price is higher than a conventional one, but the lifetime savings in fuel make up for that difference. It’s also worth considering that EVs have become more commonplace over time, causing the prices to equalize.
So EVs not only lessen our reliance on petroleum but also put dollars back into your pocket.
It seems common knowledge that EVs are better for the environment, but not clear how. One of the significant benefits has to do with emissions. Fully electric vehicles release zero tailpipe emissions, while hybrid vehicle emissions vary. Emissions are harmful to the climate and your health.
While the amount of charging stations has yet to reach the number of gas stations, the number is rising each year. Various industries are working tirelessly to create a network of charging stations nationwide. In 2021, more than 41,000 public charging stations were made available, creating over 100,000 places to charge. Those numbers will only continue to rise as the popularity of EVs increases.
Energy matters a lot to us here at Henderson Services. As faithful stewards of the electrical services we provide, we believe that we should always be improving and expanding as our nation’s leading industries do the same.
We have kept a close eye on the rise of EVs over the years. In fact we have installed nearly 200 EV chargers across the state thus far. We see an excellent opportunity to serve our clients by coming alongside other industries to grow the amount of charging stations available. For example, you may have several employees who drive electric vehicles. You can show great care for your team by bringing in Henderson to install a charging station in your business’s parking lot. Or perhaps your company wants to build a public station for anyone to access. The opportunities are endless.
With EVs changing how we view the transportation industry, it’s important to us at Henderson that we offer our services to encourage these positive advancements. So if you’re hoping to join the growing landscape of EV charging stations, give us a call. We’d love to work with you.