Benefits of switching to an electric car

Is your car starting to feel a bit dated? Spring is the perfect time to buy your new car and fall in love with driving all over again; roll down the windows and breathe in the fresh air as you drive into the sunset.

However, for a feel like no other, switching to an electric car is the best decision you can make. The benefits are endless and with the government banning the sale of cars powered solely by fossil fuels from 2030, now is the time for change.

If you’re still not sold on electric vehicles, be sure to read on to learn more about the benefits.

Running costs

Electric vehicles don’t need gasoline or diesel to run, which makes them much cheaper. This is especially true right now with incredibly high fuel prices.

You can even charge an electric vehicle without going to a nearby garage. Home charging is not only possible, it is facilitated by government incentives such as the £350 grant to cover installation costs.

Better for the environment

With no tailpipe emissions, your vehicle will be better for the environment. This reduction in greenhouse gases also helps the UK meet the carbon emissions target set at the COP26 summit.

Fiscal advantages

The road tax is calculated from the CO2 emissions of a car. This means there is no road tax and you will also be exempt from London congestion charges.

Driving experience

Electric cars offer an incomparable driving experience. They are much quieter on the roads and can deliver their maximum torque instantly. This means you won’t have to wait for the engine to run, so you have power at your fingertips all the time.

The batteries of these vehicles are also usually located in the floor of the car. This placement allows for better balance when riding, which will give you excellent cornering maneuverability.

Maintenance costs

Electric vehicles use fewer components than combustion engine cars. This means that the risk of engine wear is reduced and fewer parts are susceptible to damage. Impromptu visits to car garages in the event of a problem should be much less frequent.

As you can see, the benefits of switching to an electric car are vast. There’s plenty to choose from too, and there are options to suit a variety of different budgets. With that in mind, you’ll want to consider your finances before making the final purchase. Rediscover the pleasure of driving and feel good when starting your engine with your own electric vehicle.