The Benefits of Owning an Electric Vehicle

December 17th, 2021 by

The brand new Mercedes-Benz 2022 EQS electric vehicle has finally arrived at our Mercedes-Benz Dealership in Huntington and we are SO in love! Not only is the 2022 EQS beautiful, but it is practical in it’s functionality. By 2025, a high percentage of new cars will be electric, and as usual, Mercedes-Benz is one of the first to make the move towards the future.

There are many benefits to having an electric vehicle on Long Island other than for obvious reasons. Other than the awe-inspired looks you will receive from everyone while driving down Jericho Turnpike, here are a few other benefits of owning an electric vehicle in New York, and across the country.

Cost Efficiency

Many people may be wondering, “Is owning an electric vehicle cost efficient?” or “Are electric cars better than gas cars? What are the benefits?”, to which the answer would be YES! Not only is it cost efficient but it is also 40% LESS than the cost to fill up your vehicle with gasoline. Given that electric vehicles also have less moving parts than normal vehicles, servicing them can be a lot easier and can be done less frequently. Mercedes me Charge also enables users to receive 30 complimentary charging minutes per session for the first two years from account activation.

Reduced Noise and Air Pollution

Not only is owning an electric vehicle good for your wallet, but it is sustainable and great for the environment as well. Other than the Mercedes-EQ line, Mercedes-Benz cares deeply about the planet, which you can read more about in our blog post, “How Does Mercedes-Benz Practice Sustainability” or by going through various projects of theirs on the Daimler website. Mercedes-Benz also utilizes a Green Charging feature. This ensures that the same amount of electricity from renewable resources is fed into the grid for charging electric vehicles, thus creating a demand for more renewable energy, promoting the furtherment of green power sources. Since EVs have no exhaust emissions, they have a much smaller carbon footprint than traditional vehicles do.


There are many options to charge your electric vehicle overnight at your Huntington, Cold Spring Harbor, Northport, or Elwood home. You’ll never have to find a gas station again. For on the go, websites such as PlugShare, ChargeHub, Google Maps, and the COMAND® Navigation built into your Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle can tell you where the nearest charging station is! Using ChargePoint and Qmerit, you can even get your own Level 2 charging station at home.

Reduce Commute Time

For those of you wondering, “Can I use the HOV lane by having an EV?”, the answer is yes! Having an electric vehicle not only saves you money, but also time, as they are entitled to use HOV lanes on the Long Island Expressway (LIE) due to the Clean Pass Program, and in other areas depending on local incentives.


Due to the fact that electric vehicles create instant torque, drivers can expect high acceleration speeds and increased towing capacity.


Charging is a lot easier with electric vehicles than you think! If you are wondering “How long does it take to charge my EV?” the answer is quite simple with the EQS.

Level 1 Charging, 110V AC (Not Recommended): 4mi/hr

Level 2 Charging 240V AC: 30mi/hr

Level 2 Charging Stations can be found all around Huntington, Brentwood, Northport, Massapequa, and most surrounding areas as well!

With a range of around 350 miles in the EQS, you can rely on your electric vehicle just as much as a regular car!

As you can see there are so many benefits to having an electric vehicle that are more than what meets the eye. if you are still on the fence about them, here is your sign that electric vehicles are just as good as your normal C 300, GLB 250, or GLS 450. If you have any more questions or are interested in getting your own Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle, contact us and one of our Sales Consultants will be happy to help you out, or answer any questions that you may have!