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What are the Benefits of Electric Vehicles over Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) Vehicles?  

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In recent years, the automobile landscape has evolved significantly, particularly in environmentally conscious areas like Ontario and the broader Inland Empire in California. As a forward-thinking car dealer, we recognize the importance of catering to diverse preferences and needs, whether our customers are interested in traditional Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles or the increasingly popular electric vehicles (EVs). Here, we explore the unique advantages of electric vehicles, providing insights for those considering their next car shopping adventure, whether looking for a new car or a used car. 

  1. Environmental Considerations: A Cleaner Option

One of the most lauded benefits of EVs is their environmental friendliness. Electric cars produce zero tailpipe emissions, making them a cleaner option for the environment. This feature is particularly appealing in California, a state that gives many benefits to EV owners. It is worth noting that Internal Combustion Engine vehicles have also made tremendous strides in efficiency and emissions reduction, Hybrids have also made a positive impact on reducing emissions. EV’s however, offer an alternative for those looking to minimize their carbon footprint. 

  1. Long-Term Savings Potential

While the upfront cost of an EV might be higher than some ICE vehicles, electric cars have the potential to offer savings over time. Charging an electric vehicle can be more cost-effective than refueling a gasoline-powered car, especially with fluctuating fuel prices. Additionally, EVs typically require less maintenance than ICE vehicles, as they have fewer moving parts and don’t need oil changes. 

  1. Government Incentives

To encourage EV adoption, various incentives and rebates are available, especially in regions like Ontario and California. These incentives can significantly reduce the overall cost of owning an electric vehicle, making them an attractive option for many buyers. Information on these rebates can be found on resources like the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project. 

Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP): The CVRP offers rebates for the purchase or lease of new, eligible zero-emissions and plug-in hybrid light-duty vehicles. The rebate amount varies based on the type of vehicle and the applicant’s income level. There are also increased rebates available for lower-income consumers. Check the latest details at CVRP’s official website *Currently paused with potential to return. 

California Clean Fuel Reward: This is a point-of-sale rebate available to anyone who buys or leases a new electric vehicle with a battery capacity greater than 5 kWh. The reward amount varies depending on the battery size of the vehicle. 

Clean Vehicle Assistance Program: Aimed at helping lower-income consumers, this program offers grants and affordable financing to purchase new or used clean vehicles. Learn more here. *note currently paused with potential to return 

HOV Lane Access: California offers High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane stickers for certain low-emission vehicles, allowing solo drivers of these vehicles to use HOV lanes. 

Utility-Based Incentives: Various utilities in California, such as Southern California Edison (SCE) and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), offer additional rebates for EV buyers and lessees. They also provide incentives for installing home charging equipment. 

Local Incentives: Some local governments and air districts in California offer additional incentives, which can include rebates, reduced vehicle registration fees, and other benefits. 

Federal Tax Credit: While not specific to California, the federal government offers a tax credit for the purchase of a new EV. The amount of the credit varies based on the capacity of the battery used to power the vehicle. Learn more here 


*It’s important to note that these incentives are subject to change and may have specific eligibility requirements. Additionally, some programs might be limited in funding and availability. Potential EV buyers should check the most current information and ensure they understand the terms and conditions of each program.* 


  1. A Quiet and Smooth Ride

EVs are known for their quiet operation and smooth acceleration, offering a different driving experience compared to traditional ICE vehicles. The lack of an exhaust system and the nature of electric motors provide a serene driving atmosphere, which can be particularly enjoyable on the open roads of the Inland Empire. 

  1. Performance Benefits

Many electric vehicles offer impressive acceleration thanks to the instant torque provided by electric motors. This feature can make EVs not only efficient but also exciting to drive. 

Your Next Vehicle: ICE or Electric? 

In the Inland Empire, and particularly in areas like Ontario, the options for both ICE and electric vehicles are extensive and diverse. Ontario Auto Center offers a wide range of choices to cater to all preferences. Whether you’re drawn to the traditional performance and familiarity of ICE vehicles or the environmental and technological appeal of EVs, our selection caters to all tastes and needs. 

In conclusion, while ICE vehicles continue to be a popular and reliable choice for many people, there are advantages and disadvantages to both options. If you want to learn more about electric vehicles and how they could work for you, visit us. No matter your preference, we are here to help guide your decision and have a diverse array of  ICE and EV cars in stock. If you’re considering an electric vehicle or have questions about any car in our inventory, or if you need to schedule services, Ontario Auto Center  is your go-to resource. Explore your options and drive into the future with confidence, whether it’s in a classic ICE vehicle or a modern EV. 


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Customer may not qualify for ALL Rebates shown. Some rebates are stackable and others can and cannot be combined. See Dealer For Complete Details.