In the past few years, electric cars have become more and more popular. Today there are more hybrid cars on the road than ever before, with government plans to replace all petrol and diesel cars with newer, electric models within the next couple of decades.
If you’re in the market for a new car, there are many reasons to consider an electric vehicle. These are:
#1. Save Money:
No matter where you’re travelling and plugging in across the country, there’s no denying that electric cars are much cheaper to run than their petrol and diesel counterparts. And with several affordable leasing options available on electric vehicles, there’s no need to worry about paying extra to purchase your car. In addition, running an electric vehicle is certainly worth the money that you’ll save on maintenance costs. Electric cars don’t have gasoline engines, so there’s no need to pay for oil changes, spark plug or timing belt repair and replacements, and unlike regular motors, electric motors don’t require as much routine maintenance. In addition, most electric vehicles have free car tax in the UK.
#2. Reduce Your Emissions:
If you want to do your bit to reduce carbon emissions and be kinder to the planet, driving can be a necessary evil that gets in your way of becoming more environmentally friendly. Today, most people need to drive to get to their places of work and other commitments and upgrading to an electric car can be one of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint on the road without compromising on convenience. And, many electric vehicles can be kitted out with solar panels, or you can use a home energy storage unit powered by renewable energy to make driving your vehicle as emissions-freeas possible.
#3. Enjoy a Better Driving Experience:
Unlike driving a regular petrol or diesel car, driving an electric vehicle can offer a better driving experience in several different ways. An electric engine will generate instant torque, allowing the car to quickly pick up speed with smooth, responsive acceleration and braking. And, electric vehicles have a lower centre of gravity, which improves the handling and ridecomfort. In fact, electric cars provide such a comfortable and responsive experience that they have been recognised in race series such as Formula E.
#4. They’re More Convenient:
Since you can charge an electric vehicle at home, they’re much more convenient to drive. When you drive an electric car, there’s no need to worry about leaving for work earlier to fill up your tank – you can enjoy a lie-in as your car charges at home. In addition, instead of having to search for a petrol station with the cheapest prices, charging an electric car has a much more predictable cost. And, depending on your location, you may also find a range of further ways driving an electric car is more convenient such as access to special parking spots and restricted express lanes.
It’s easy to see why electric cars are becoming more and more popular. They’re cheaper to run, more convenient, and allow you to reduce your carbon footprint on the road.