The current fuel crisis in the UK has led many people to consider whether it would be better to buy an EV. While the shortage is with HGV drivers, rather than fuel itself, the mass panic buying across the country has left lots of fuel stations running low or running out of petrol and diesel.
While Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, warned drivers to “continue as normal” we can see why the public are panicked. As expected, we’re now facing huge queues and delays across the country as people urgently attempt to fill up their vehicles.
“Where can I buy an EV?”
Since Friday, when the shortage began, millions of UK residents have been seeking alternative options to their conventional petrol or diesel vehicles. An analysis of Google search data reveals that online searches for electric cars have increased by 1,600%.
In addition, search terms such as “electric cars uk 2021” or “best electric cars 2021” jumped by at least 1,350%. Meanwhile, the Government is sticking to their original zero-emissions plan, meaning new petrol and diesel will be banned from 2030.
While the fuel crisis may have increased the visibility and importance of EVs, we were already seeing electric vehicle ownership increasing month on month. In the last 12 months, EV ownership has more than doubled in four regions of the UK.
Ownership in the South West is up by 142%, up 132% in Yorkshire and Humber and up 128% in the South East. The biggest surge has been in the North West (not Kim and Kayne’s kid), where EV ownership has reached over 22,000, up from 7,005 in 2020 – an increase of 214%.
At the moment, EVs still make up a small percentage of the total number of car sales. However, the upcoming years will be critical in ensuring that the switch to greener motoring stays on track.
Buy an EV at EV Sales
Are you ready to make the jump into EV ownership? If you’ve been looking for an EV to purchase, you’ve probably noticed that electric vehicles can be considerably more expensive than conventional vehicles.
Here at EV Sales, we stock used electric vehicles. All of our vehicles were previously used by EVision Electric Vehicles as hire vehicles. As a result, we’re able to offer a huge range of different electric vehicles, at a much more affordable price than buying new.
If you need any further information or support regarding any of our available EVs, please contact our friendly team on 01634 914 063 or via email at email@example.com.
The stunning Jaguar I-Pace
One of our most popular electric vehicles is the Jaguar I-Pace. At the moment, we only have one 2019 I-Pace left available! As one of Jaguar’s most luxury vehicles the I-Pace is the perfect EV for nearly all circumstances.
With a range of 210 miles, there’s not a lot of journeys the Jaguar can’t do. It’s 90kWh battery can match most Tesla’s on speed, reaching 60mph in just 4.5 seconds. Not bad for a four wheel drive SUV!
The Jaguar I-Pace is one of the very best electric cars on the market right now. It offers a combination of performance, range and luxury. All while offering the practicality and versatility of a midsize SUV. It looks fantastic and is brimming with technology!
Check out our black, 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, which has only 14,500 miles on the clock, here!
Remember all of our quality assured vehicles come with the following:
- 3 month warranty
- One registered keeper
- UK delivery available
2021 Renault Kangoo
As well as some brilliant second hand electric vehicles, we also have a brand new 2021 Renault Kangoo electric van available! The Kangoo has a range of 120 miles and a payload of 639kg.
Fitted with adjustable back seats, the Kangoo is super versatile. You can choose to keep the van fitted with the additional 3 seats in the back, or you can pull them forward which creates more room for carrying materials.
Due to its size, the Kangoo charges really quickly for any electric vehicle. When using a 7kW charger it will take 5 hour to fully charge from zero. This is much quicker than the Vauxhall Vivaro-e alternative which takes 8.6 hours using the same charger.
You can view our full stocklist, here.
I’m not quite there yet…
If you’re not ready to buy an EV just yet, have you considered leasing one? Our sister company, EVision Electric Vehicles, has over 300 all-electric vehicles available to hire immediately.
You can view the full EVision fleet here.
* All information correct as of 11/10/2021.