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Are electric cars safe to drive?

All of the vehicles in Envoy's fleet are completely electric, so the most common question we receive is, "Are electric vehicles safe to drive?" When it comes to learning about how safe electric cars are to operate, we've got you covered!


For starters, electric vehicles have the same safety basic features as gasoline-powered cars, such as seat belts, airbags, and antilock brakes, and are generally considered to be safe vehicles. It's natural to have reservations about using new technologies, especially if transportation is involved.


seat belt

In addition, electric cars have the potential to be even safer than gasoline-powered cars because they don't produce harmful emissions into the air. Several health risks have been reported by people who live in dense communities due to air pollution. Gasoline-powered vehicles emit pollutants that can cause respiratory issues. However, on a mission to reduce traffic congestion and mitigate health risks, local governments are implementing stricter emissions standards by promoting electric vehicle adoption by offering tax credit incentives.


electric car at charger
Charging an EV is similar to filling up a gas tank!

There are some specific safety considerations to keep in mind when driving an electric car. For example, it's important to pay attention to the state of the battery and the charging system. It's also important to be aware of the range of the car and plan your trips accordingly to avoid running out of charge. Envoy drivers can charge their car for free at their home property. So make sure you check that the battery is fully charged before you go.


Tesla dashboard

Familiarizing yourself with the car's controls and features, including the charge port, the location and operation of the emergency brake, and hazard lights will help to ensure you are ready when you need them.


It is important to keep in mind that all vehicles have some inherent risks and to always drive safely and follow the rules of the road to help prevent accidents.


Overall, electric cars can be a safe and reliable mode of transportation when used properly. As with all vehicles, please follow the manufacturer's specific recommendations in order to appropriately operate the vehicle.


It is important not only to us but to our Envoy members to feel safe while they are in their Envoy electric vehicles. When you book an Envoy vehicle, you are booking it from the comfort of your own home due to our unique community car-share model. These vehicles are offered as an amenity in places where you live, work, or stay. They are not shared with the public and we take pride in our weekly maintenance and cleaning schedules in order to ensure that your Envoy carshare vehicle is always safe and clean for residents.

 

Join the electric car revolution! Nominate your property today and find out how electric car sharing as an amenity can attract and keep valuable residents. There are a lot of incentives for new building developments to help offset costs and fulfill parking requirements. Our experienced team can help guide your development team through the process.


Are you a Property Manager or Real Estate developer? Increase your property's value by adding any vehicle from our existing fleet: Rivian R1T, Mercedes EQS, Porche Taycan, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model X, Tesla Model Y,Polestar 2, Chevy Bolt, and Audi e-tron. We hope to hear from you soon!

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