Are you thinking about lighting up your driveway with a new car? Well, now’s the time to have a serious look at what the motor industry can offer you.
The market has never looked so exciting. What with the array of hybrid and electric vehicles now available, you are no longer tied to the longstanding diesel or petrol car.
As the world moves into a different age, technology has too. With carbon emission fears on the rise, snd government schemes in place to help you buy, an electric car seems like the way to go.
Here’s why we think you should invest in an electric vehicle:
A commuter’s dream
Travelling short distances to and from work can often cost you a small fortune in fuel. With the cold starts and with the rush hour traffic thrown in, burning fossil fuels has been made incredibly easy.
Enter the electric vehicle (EV). Relying on a re-charge every 200-400 miles on average, an EV can save you money and time in the same breath. No more waiting around at service stations for fuel!
The make and model can make a significant difference to how often you need to plug-in, but on the most part, if your average weekly travel time is less than 200 miles – that’s one charge per week.
If your commute involves driving in and around Central London, owning an EV will wave the imposed congestion and ULEZ charges around the city. Hybrids are also part of the deal until 2025! With other larger cities watching, expect more changes to roll out in a town near you.
Ok, so we’d be lying if we said that EV’s are affordable to buy straight off the forecourt. But they are without a doubt an investment buy.
As the industry’s experts continue to develop EV technology, comparable petrol and diesel vehicles are cheaper. But, not in the long run. Especially if you apply for finance – we happen to know a reputable company that can help you out.
Due to their zero-emissions status, road tax is no longer a financial burden. Then considering the fuel costs, it’s a no brainer really. So the extra money you are spending on your shiny new EV will cancel out other expenses in the first few years.
Investing in an EV certainly has its benefits. As we mentioned earlier, there is a range of government grants to help you on your journey.
If that’s not enough to spark your interest, other benefits include:
- Environmentally friendly
- Low running costs
- Less maintenance/ fewer trips to the garage
- No road tax
- Maintain a good resale value
- Great to drive
With the whole motor industry getting on board too, your choices are growing daily. From the iconic Tesla to the quirky Nissan Leaf, there’s something for everyone.
Are EV’s all they are cracked up to be?
Relaxing and almost effortless to drive, EV’s are attractive for their driveability alone. Plus, they are easy on the eye!
As we all know, EV’s are designed with the environment in mind. So, with zero emissions, you can look at an EV as an investment for the future.
With no oil changes, spark plugs or fuel filters to worry about, an EV requires far less time at the garage than it’s fuel-powered counterparts.
Most EV checks are considered as non-essential by titan company Tesla. With the cabin air filter requiring a service every two years, and winter care every 12 months or 12,500 miles, your EV is built to last.
What about the charging?
Ok, so inevitably you are going to have to charge your EV, and it is going to take anywhere from five to twelve hours. So getting to know the range of your vehicle is going to help you out massively. It will also just become a standard part of your daily routine.
With the UK’s EV infrastructure being developed at a rapid rate, it won’t be long before you see more charging points in your home town, as well as at the service station.
At home-charging ports are also available and can be installed for your convenience. So all you have to do is plug-in overnight ready for your journey in the morning.
As EV technology develops, the battery duration time will become more lasting over time. With the current range around 200 miles, you need to consider this before you invest.
Are you ready to go electric? As the motor industry drives towards developing the ultimate driving experience, why not invest in the leaders of the future?