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EVs Are The Best Student Cars, And Here's Why

 By Lauren Groff

Do you have a child heading off to college this year? Has your child just passed their driving test, and are they looking for something to get them to and from school? Whatever you're looking for, you'll want to check out Electric Vehicles, or EVs for them. Here's just a few reasons why they're great for students.

Used EVs Are Cheaper Than You'd Think

Firstly you'll be thinking about prices. You don't want to spend a fortune on an EV for your child, as it's most likely going to be their first car. You don't have to worry though, as an older EV is going to be cheaper than you'd think.

If you go for a smaller, older model EV, you can expect to pay around $5,000 and $7,000. That's obviously not cheap, but it gets you an excellent car that should stand the test of time. For that price, you can get city car sized models like the Mitsubishi iMiev and the Fiat 500e. You can also get a first generation Nissan Leaf for that price.

As you can see, you don't need to drop a lot of cash on an EV to get a good model, that your child can use.

An Older EV Will Have A Limited Range

If you're going with an older EV, then you'll see that they usually have a lower mileage. 'A lot of older models had quite low ranges, right out of the gate' says EV writing expert Imogen Mann, from Essay Services and Ukservicesreviews. 'For example, the Nissan Leaf had a range of just 81 miles, and the 2014 Fiat 500e could do 84 miles when brand new.'

If you're buying an EV for a student, that's a good thing. You'll want them to use the car for short trips to school or college or back, rather than heading off on trips hundreds of miles away. The older cars with limited range will ensure that they stay in range, so you don't have to think about where they are.

Once they're home, they'll have to stay there for a while too. These cars can take anywhere from 8 to 24 hours to fully charge once plugged in, so you'll be sure they're home and staying out of trouble while they're waiting.

No Worrying About Gas Money

Another concern when you buy your child a car is the gas money. Where will the money come from to fuel the car? If you get them an EV, then that isn't a problem. A student watching their pennies won't have to worry about a thing, as they don't need to find gas money. Instead, they'll plug their car in and let it fuel up while they're at home in their dorm. It's perfect for high school students too, as they won't need to worry about fueling up either. They just plug the car in when they get home, and they're done.

The added benefit here is that they won't be able to spend extra in the gas station when they're getting fuel. Some parents will give their child a charge card, just for gas. However, it's very tempting to buy snacks and other goodies while they're in there, driving the costs up. That won't happen if they have an EV.

So Much Less Maintenance To Worry About

'When it comes to an EV, you'll see there's much less maintenance' says writer Dwayne Philips from Revieweal and Elite Assignment Help. 'That makes them a lot cheaper to maintain, something that makes life a lot easier for both you and the student in your life.'

Unlike a regular car, there's no oil to change, or coolant that needs flushing. The tires need to be changed every 60,000 miles or so, and the friction brakes need replacing when they wear out, and that's it. It makes repairs so much cheaper, perfect for a first car.

As you can see, there's so many reasons why you should look into an EV as a student's first car. Whether they're still in high school or they're going off to college, it has a lot of advantages that they'll thank you for.

Lauren Groff is a student writer with Write My Essay and Big Assignments, where she specialised in EV tech. She also blogs with Academized Review.