Do you regularly notice more electric cars on the road? It’s not just you, the number of drivers switching to electric is rapidly increasing and it’s here to stay. If you’re one of many drivers that are still not seeing the benefits of switching to an EV then continue reading. By the end of our blog post, you may find yourself looking for an electric vehicle for sale!
RIDE THE CURVE
In our case, it’s more like ride the roads, but you get where we are coming from. If you’re someone who thinks electric cars are just the next fad or trend, then you would be wrong. Driving an electric vehicle is certainly a concept that most drivers are now leaning towards, and the way in which they are driven is being incorporated in everyday life. So what are the common features that may cause drivers to stick with their internal combustion engines?
WHAT IS RANGE ANXIETY?
Range anxiety is the worry of running out of charge when driving an electric car, and not making it to the nearest charge point. When electric cars were first manufactured they would average a range of around 100 to 120 miles on a full charge. It doesn’t seem much does it? Well did you also know that the average driver would only drive around 20 miles per day!
Finally, you wouldn’t leave your petrol fuelled car to run on the last remaining fumes in the tank, so why would it be any different to an EV? It wouldn’t!
Battery sizes and creation have certainly come a long way since the first handful of electric cars were released a few years ago. The research and innovation has gone into finding out how manufacturers can produce larger batteries, ultimately offering drivers more range. For example, the Polestar 2 is equipped with an average of 335 miles, or the Ford Mustang Mach-e which has been fitted with an 88kWh battery capable of offering an average of 370 miles!
If you’re worried about the durability of an electric car battery, then worry not. All new electric cars sold today come with longer warranties, which guarantee at least 7 to 8 years of battery life before it needs to be replaced. According to iNews, British motorists often think about switching or upgrading their cars more often than their mobile phones! A long battery warranty will definitely be beneficial to drivers.
ARE YOU LOCAL TO AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGE POINT?
According to Zap-Map, as of 7th November there are currently 21,378 locations with 35,778 devices, containing 59,059 charging connectors readily available for UK drivers to use. In the month of October alone there were 1226 new electric vehicle charging devices added to the database. That’s impressive right?
We want to bust the myth that there are not currently enough charge points available for all EV drivers to use. Especially in a lot of built up, busy towns and cities, you’ll only normally be around the corner from a charger. Plus, the more electric cars that are registered, the more charge points that will be installed!
Huge utility company, Shell, also claims to install 100K charge points in the UK by 2030. 11,000 of these will be fast chargers, which can be located in supermarket car parks and petrol stations. 50,000 chargers will be installed by 2025, and the other 39,000 will be on-street charging locations such as lampposts, which will benefit those that do not possess off street parking at their home.
If you want the extra safety net when it comes to charging, we would also recommend purchasing and getting a home charger installed for you to use. This way, you’ll never have a reason to even run close to running out of charge!
WHAT ELECTRIC ELECTRIC CARS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE MOMENT?
The Tesla Model 3 was one of the first EVs to really take the world by storm, pushing the Nissan Leaf into second place in 2021. From January to April 2021, the Tesla Model 3 made up 18% of the UK electric vehicle marketing!
In just 12 months, plenty of car manufacturers have also joined the EV market with their models. So what other electric cars are available to purchase?
The first all electric car from Audi was released in the latter part of 2019. The Audi e-tron was welcomed with open arms by SUV drivers, and those that love a bit of luxury in their life. Until recently, a large number of vehicles sold by Audi were in fact the e-tron, however this particular model is now no longer available to order as a new vehicle.
For those that would like to buy an Audi e-tron, we have one currently available in stock. The vehicle is ready to drive away today, and is in fantastic condition with one registered keeper. View the full details on our website, and get in touch to enquire.
If you’re looking to buy an electric vehicle on the other end of the scale, then the Renault Zoe could be the perfect car for you. Whether you’re using it as a second car, or need it to commute locally, then the Zoe could be ticking all of your boxes.
The Renault Zoe for sale here at EV Sales is fitted with a 52kWh battery, and is capable of driving up to 238 miles (WLTP) on a full charge. It may be a small hatchback, but it is certainly small and mighty. If you’re interested in finding out more then get in touch with us today to arrange a test drive, or visit our website.