Why 2022 is the Year to Buy an Electric Car?

October 10th, 2022 by

An increase in available models, as well as lower costs and improved performance, make electric cars more viable than ever in 2022.

If you’ve been on the fence about buying an electric car in the past, now is the right time to buy. Electric vehicle technology has improved rapidly in recent years, with more and more established car brands joining the market as well. Now, in 2022, consumers have more high-quality electric cars to choose from than ever before. Here are some of the best reasons why you should consider buying an electric car in 2022.

Reasons to Buy an Electric Car

Excellent Performance

A blue Audi luxury electric SUV charging.One of the major concerns for consumers in previous years has been the performance and capabilities of electric cars. But the technology used to make electric vehicles has been improving at a remarkable rate. 

Electric car batteries are now capable of driving much greater distances before needing to recharge than just a few years ago. Half a decade ago, electric vehicles struggled to exceed 100 miles of range. Today, the average range is around 200 miles, with the best electric cars reaching 350 miles of range.

Additionally, many electric cars also offer enhanced driving performance over gas engine models. Today’s electric cars offer smoother acceleration and instant torque. The electric motors are also near-silent on the road, producing a quieter, more peaceful drive.

Accompanying all of these improved performance qualities, charging electric cars has also never been easier. This is only going to get better in the future. As more drivers switch to electric cars, public infrastructure will evolve to meet the demand for accessible charging stations.


Everyone knows electric vehicles drastically reduce carbon emissions. But the reduced dependence on gas also leads to savings over time. Fully-electric cars require no gas at all, saving drivers over $1000 annually. Even hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicle owners spend significantly less on gas.

There are two other notable ways that electric car owners can save money as well. First, is a direct incentive in the form of tax exemptions. The federal government gives a tax exemption of up to $7500 when you buy an electric vehicle. Most states also offer additional tax incentives for EV owners.

Second is the reduced maintenance costs of electric cars. Because there are fewer engine parts to deal with in an electric car, less maintenance is required. Routine procedures like oil changes are no longer a requirement for fully electric cars, for instance. 


The final reason that 2022 is a great year to buy an electric car is the number of great options available. In the past, electric cars have been a specialized item. Only a few select models from a handful of companies were available for purchase. But as electric cars become a more popular item, many established brands are introducing their electric car models.

Names like Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW, and Jaguar have all introduced great electric cars in 2022.

Best Electric Cars 2022

Audi e-tron Luxury Electric VehicleAudi e-Tron

The Audi e-Tron is a high-end, all-electric SUV. The 2022 e-Tron has a fully electric range of 373 miles. The e-Tron is one of the most powerful and reliable electric cars on the market.

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BMW iX Luxury Electric Vehicles


The BMW iX is one of the most luxurious electric cars on the market in 2022. This SUV has an impressive range of 324 miles and is equipped with many industry-leading technologies.

View BMW iX Inventory


Porsche Taycan Luxury Electric VehiclePorsche Taycan

The Porsche Taycan is one of the most powerful electric vehicles on the road, reaching top speeds of 160 MPH. The Taycan combines that with 212 miles of all-electric range.



                                                                  View Porsche Taycan Inventory


At Ray Catena Auto Group, our expertise can help you get started with the best LEV for you. Find your nearest Ray Catena dealership location or contact us today.

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