The number of electric vehicles on our roads is definitely on the rise and will only increase further over the years to come. The expansion of EV Charging networks and lower prices are just a few of the reasons why we’ve seen the recent uplift.
Charging stations are cropping up all over the place and it’s only a matter of time before a NewMotion charging station is 2 minutes down the road from your house!
I’ve recently thought about making the switch to an electric vehicle so thought I’d highlight some of the benefits!
In most countries around the world, the cost of electricity is much lower than petroleum making an electric car cheaper to run.
Electric cars don’t need as much maintenance due to not having an exhaust system so they don’t need oil changes. Servicing in general is cheaper for electric cars due to a much simpler engine.
Along with this, you’ll also pay no road tax and your insurance is likely to be much cheaper!
You certainly could argue that electric cars are more expensive to buy right now than petrol cars, however this is certain to change over time. Besides, there are options like electric car leasing that can reduce the upfront costs. In many cases, leasing is cheaper per month than buying on finance and you don’t have to worry about depreciation (you can simply upgrade to a newer model at the end of your lease!).
Good Ride Quality
Electric cars are very quiet and in general the ride is much smoother.
Many people may think that electric powered cars lack the power but in-fact this is far from the truth in many cases! Just take a test ride of one and find out for yourself!
Reduces Your Carbon Footprint
Electric vehicles have much less of an impact on the environment than fuel powered vehicles do. If you are looking to do your bit for the environment then making the switch to electric is one way to do that!
Less carbon emissions coming from our roads will also contribute to the quality of the air around us and that can only be a good thing right?
Safer to Drive
Many experts have argued against this point but there are various reasons as to why electric vehicles are very safe to drive. One of those being a lower centre of gravity making them less likely to roll over during an accident.
Just like any other cars, electric vehicles go through very rigorous testing to ensure they are road safe.
If you’re still not sure whether an electric vehicle is the right choice for you, spend some more time doing your research. I’m sure that in a few more years, there will be many more electric vehicles on our roads and it will become the norm.