Given the current price of gas, you may have wondered whether it’s worth ditching your current set of wheels and buying one of the best electric cars. Not only would it save you from spending so much on gasoline, you’re not burning fuel and pumping out clouds of pollution while you get around.

But if you’ve never owned an electric car before, then the process can be a bit daunting. There’s a lot of new information to wrap your head around, and it isn’t helped by all the misinformation that gets spread around. If you are a total EV newbie, here are 7 things you should know before you buy an electric car.

Is now the right time to buy an electric car, since gas prices are so high?

Tesla Model Y parked outside

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Only if you were planning on buying a new car soon anyway. Unnecessarily spending thousands of dollars on a brand new car is going to eat up pretty much all your potential savings. Even knowing how to find cheap gas isn’t enough to combat extreme prices.