Why You Should Choose An Electric Car
Change is happening in the motoring industry faster than ever before. With the epic race to meet the high standards of cutting emissions and supporting global initiatives to reduce global warming, there’s never been a better time to switch your car.
Environmentally friendly and proven to reduce carbon emissions, electric vehicles (EVs) are proving more popular than their petrol and diesel-fueled peers. With a variety of charging options available from charge-at-home to on the road, you can drive your EV with confidence.
That’s all well and good, but why should you choose an electric car? Here are our top 7 reasons to inspire you to take the leap!
1. Improved Air Quality
Bustling, smoggy cities are renowned for their poor air quality. So much so that in London, UK, 9,400 premature deaths are attributed to the pollutants in the air. From short term exposure, residents within the city have experienced severe coughing, and those with existing respiratory illnesses have suffered further effects.
Long term exposure has been linked to asthma, lung cancer and pulmonary disease. What’s more, poor air quality has been shown to impact the growth of children’s lungs. Which in London, is more concerning as around one-third of the city’s schools are within high NO2 pollution areas.
Enter the electric car.
Pure EVs have no tailpipe and produce zero carbon dioxide when driving. Therefore, air quality is improved, and our towns and cities become a better place to be for pedestrians, residents and cyclists alike.
2. An Investment Buy
We’d be lying if we told you that an Electric Car is comparably priced to their diesel-fueled counterparts, but they are undeniably an investment buy. As the motoring industry races to develop groundbreaking EV technology, they will become more affordable fresh from the forecourt in time.
Until then, reputable electric car financing and government-funded schemes can help curb the costs. When you consider how much you currently spend on fuel and zero road tax status, it really is a no brainer. In short, the extra cash you are spending on your cutting edge EV now will cancel out other expenses in the first few years of ownership.
You are also less likely to spend time in the garage, and most if not all new EVs have a well-rounded service plan and warranty attached.
3. Great for Commuting
With traffic comes so much starting and stopping. In what could be a simple, straightforward journey, by the time you are half a mile away from the office, you’ve been staring at the same billboard on the side of the road for thirty minutes. Increasing carbon emissions has been made so easy for all us commuters!
Great news, EVs rely on a recharge every 200 miles on average. That means no more waiting around at service stations during your lunch break or on your way home! Instead, you can save yourself time and money by charging your EV at home or at your workplace when needed.
Like all vehicles, your energy consumption is dependent on make and model. However, if your average weekly travel distance is 200 miles or less, that’s one charge per week!
4. Stylish Designs
If you are into making an entrance, you should really take a look at some of the EVs on offer. From the iconic Tesla S to the Mercedes Benz EQC, the Ford Mustang Mach-E to the Nissan Leaf, there is a lot to get excited about.
Renowned for excellent driveability and simply fun to drive, EVs are a joy to drive. Thoughtfully designed with the environment in mind, the great brains behind EV interiors have not left any box un-ticked when it comes to comfort.
When you are driving the city streets, your EV will make a virtual driving sound to alert pedestrians of your presence. As soon as you hit the open road, you can take in the breathtaking views as your EV smoothly accelerates you along. Sounds dreamy.
5. Maintains a Good Resale Value
On vogue and tipping the motor industry’s trajectory, owning an EV is a worthwhile investment beyond saving yourself money. EVs rarely see significant depreciation before the three-year ownership mark.
Like all vehicles, certain factors will see your EV depreciate in value. By simply keeping the interiors clean and smoke-free, the bodywork tidy and with no scratches, your EV will stand the test of time. Throw in regular servicing with a well-documented service log, your EV will retain even more value.
Unlike the early EV models, the world is taking note more than ever before. Paired with government incentives, congestion charging, low-emissions zones and changing attitudes, EVs are here to stay.
6. Hassle-free Charging
Rapid EV infrastructure, office and car park secure charging points and at-home facilities all make charging your Electric Car hassle-free.
Charging in itself can take anywhere from five to twelve hours on average, but overnight, that’s a simple flick of the switch, and you are ready to go in the morning. A standard part of your daily routine that takes you away from long queues at the petrol station. Win, win.
EV technology is rapidly evolving. With a focus on developing batteries that can charge rapidly and reach way beyond the standard 200-mile range, owning an EV is your next step towards your future in motoring.
7. Prepare for the Future
London has paved the way with its Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and Low Emission Zone initiatives in its attempt to tackle climate change. With an aim to ban all new sales of petrol and diesel-fueled vehicles by 2030, the UK is on course to becoming the “fastest G7 country to decarbonise cars and vans.”
The world has taken note. Now more than ever, the sales of EV cars has become one of the most groundbreaking moments in motoring history. From the USA to India, France to Australia, the future of our roads will be powered by EVs.
Are you ready for your ‘Electric Car’ adventure? With a growing global concern for the environment, EVs are undeniably here to stay.
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