4 things to know before buying an electric vehicle

Is an electric vehicle right for you? Many people will ask themselves that for the first time this year. Prices are falling, battery range is rising and mainstream brands are adding new EVs at a breakneck pace.

“This year and in the coming years, we will see a much wider array of EV offerings — in all body styles and a wide array of prices,” says Autotrader senior analyst Michelle Krebs.

Similar improvements are coming for driving range and charging infrastructure.

From the Mustang Mach-E and VW ID4 — both on sale now — to the Chevrolet Bolt EUV coming this summer and GMC Hummer EV sport truck arriving in the fall, you’ll be seeing a lot more EVs on the road soon.

They offer a host of benefits, but their differences from gas-powered vehicles are fundamental, particularly with refueling.

Here are four things to know if you’re considering buying an EV.

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