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What are 9 reasons that you should drive an electric car?

What are 9 reasons that you should drive an electric car?

Sales for an electric car are on the rise, beyond the stats forecasted.

In 2021, 190,000 battery-powered electric vehicles (EVs) were sold in the UK. This was more than the five previous years combined, and nearly 1 in 8 of all new cars sold. With petrol prices also on the increase, it’s another reason why many people are making the move to EVs.

Thinking of making the switch to an electric car? Here are some of the reasons why you should.

Benefits of electric cars

 1) Environmentally friendly car

Driving an EV has a positive impact on our environment. Electric cars don’t emit any exhaust gases, meaning they reduce local air pollution, especially in congested cities, and help combat climate change.

2) Quieter and smoother driving car

If you’re looking for a quieter and smoother drive, electric cars are the answer. The only noise they make is a faint whirring sound. Noise from electric cars is so minimal that some manufacturers are looking to add sound generators, allowing pedestrians and other road users to be aware of the car’s presence when driving.

3) Cheaper to run

You can save money on your miles with an electric car. With the current price cap of electricity at 28p per kWh, and petrol costing at £1.65 per litre on average, you’d be making a saving. On these average costs it would cost you:

· £8.00 per 100 miles in an electric car

· £11.40 per 100 miles in an average petrol car

4) No road tax to pay on electric cars

As Road Tax is based on emissions, there’s no payment needed for owners of electric cars. Most petrol or diesel car owners pay more than £1,000 per year for their Road Tax, so this is a huge saving for those who are switching to EVs.

5) Electric cars are cheaper to maintain

With three main parts and far fewer moving parts, the servicing and maintenance of electric cars are simpler and cheaper. Nissan estimates that EV maintenance costs are up to 40% lower.

6) No Congestion Charges

Some areas are introducing Clean Air Zones, where car drivers will be charged or penalised based on their Euro emission standard. These fees are designed to discourage polluting vehicles from entering certain areas. With an electric vehicle, you can enter these zones without having to pay a congestion charge.

Some areas also offer free or reduced parking charges for electric vehicles.

7) Growing choice of electric cars

EVs have come on a long way since they were first released. Most major car manufacturers offer an electric version of their cars. Porsche, Tesla, Nissan and Hyundai were a few of the most popular electric car manufacturers in 2021.

8) Long-distance driving

Don’t be fooled into thinking that electric vehicles can only do short journeys. The average range of an electric vehicle is somewhere between 100 and 300 miles. New electric cars are now coming onto the market, offering closer to a 400-mile range. If you do get caught short on your long-distance journey, make a note of where rapid charges are situated before you leave.

9) Government grants and incentives available for electric cars

You may be eligible for government grants and incentives to help with the cost of an electric car or charger. Workplaces can also enjoy incentives and grants. The current grants include:

· Plug-in car grant

The plug-in car grant offers a maximum of £1,500 towards the cost of a brand-new low emissions electric car.

· Electric Vehicle Home charge Scheme (EHVS)

The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) provides up to £350 off the cost of a home charging point. The grant is available for people living in a rented property or those who own a flat with dedicated off-street parking.

· The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS)

Your workplace could receive up to £14,000 towards the cost of installing charge points. If you’ve got an EV this could help you to charge at work.

For further information please call our office line on 01706614580 or alternatively you can email us at admin@pulseelectrix.co.uk. 



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