Are you considering making the switch to an electric car? It can be a big decision and there are lots of things to consider. Electric cars come with both advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important to do your research before taking the plunge, especially if you’re a new driver and this will be your first vehicle.
In this blog post, we take a look at some of the positives and negatives that relate to driving an electric car – from reducing environmental impact through decreased emissions, to practical concerns such as cost, maintenance, availability of charging stations and range anxiety. Read on for more information if you’re thinking about joining the growing numbers who choose green transportation.
THE PROS OF ELECTRIC CARS
Electric cars are well-known for leading the charge towards a more sustainable future. They offer decreased emissions, and don’t rely on burning harmful fossil fuels to run. As a result, they’re a popular choice for anyone looking to reduce their personal carbon footprint.
Not only are they better for the environment, but they also save you money in the long run. After their initial cost, electric cars require fewer repairs and maintenance fees since the mechanics of an electric car are simpler than that of a traditional car.
Furthermore, you don’t have to worry about fluctuating fuel prices as your primary mode of transportation runs on electricity. They can even offer unique features such as regenerative braking which uses less energy to stop the car and turn it into power to recharge the battery while driving. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly investment, it’s hard to go wrong with an electric car.
THE CONS OF ELECTRIC CARS
Electric cars seem like an ideal way to reduce air pollution and emissions, but they come with their own set of drawbacks. Firstly, global demand for batteries has greatly increased due to the greater production of electric vehicles. This has resulted in a substantial rise in raw material costs such as lithium, cobalt and nickel, which are necessary components of such batteries. Additionally, there are limited ways to recycle electric car batteries when the life of the vehicle is at an end.
Furthermore, their performance relies heavily on access to sufficient charging locations. Whilst this is not a major issue if you have a home charger and live in a built up area, it can be challenging in more remote locations or on long trips away.
HOW TO DECIDE IF AN ELECTRIC CAR IS RIGHT FOR YOU
Deciding whether an electric car is the right choice for you can be a big decision. Fortunately, there are a few key strategies to help you make the right choice. The first step is to consider your lifestyle and how much driving you do. Do you mostly drive around town, or do you take long trips? If it’s the latter, then you’ll need to be confident that there will be sufficient charging stations along your routes, and that your car has a good range.
Another important factor is your budget and whether the cost of purchasing and maintaining an electric car fits within it. Electric cars are generally more expensive up-front, so you’ll need to have the savings or income to support this. However, they can save money over the life of the vehicle, due to lower maintenance costs and the ability to avoid fluctuations in fuel prices.
By doing research in each of these areas, as well as test driving a few models, you can ensure that whatever decision you make about going electric is informed – and one that works best for your lifestyle and budget.
BUY AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE FROM EV SALES
Now you know the basics when it comes to car charging, it’s now time to think about which electric vehicle you want to invest in.
If you’re looking to ditch the conventional engine and buy an electric car, then we have a variety of EVs available to buy. Our stocklist is constantly growing too! We’re very proud to sell a range of ex-rental EVs throughout the UK. It’s always great knowing there’s one more driver that’s made the switch to greener driving.
When you buy our EVs for sale in Kent, we offer:
- UK delivery at an additional cost if required
- One month warranty with all of our cars
- Charging cables are included
- Vehicles in excellent condition that are ready to drive away
Check out our full stock list of available cars for sale here. If you want to try out an electric vehicle before committing to purchasing one outright. Visit our sister company EVision Electric Vehicles.
Guest blog post by: Stuart Bloom – The Sixth Degree Media