As latest statistics point out, motorists are starting to switch to ‘Alternately fuelled” cars from the ones that run on ‘conventional’ fuels such as diesel and petrol. Although electric cars are still rare enough on the roads, the change has started to happen. The clear air plans established by the Government obviously has a big part to play in this change. However, it is still some time and hurdles before electric cars begin to be prominent. Find out why you should consider investing in an electric car.
Electric cars are still quite expensive, although some newer models today are cheaper to buy. The one with the lowest price tag is available at about 14,000 pounds. However, the Government is extending a grant to motorists which could knock off as much as 4,000 pounds from your total purchase amount. This can make the switch worthwhile, or at least worth considering.
Great bang for your bucks
These cars can offer you great bang for your bucks. For every mile, you will have to pay about quarter of the costs that you spend on petrol or diesel. This can ensure high savings on your operational expenses. If you will only be driving in the capital, you will not have to deal with any congestion charges or road taxes. Thus, you can recoup your investment on such cars quickly. This can amount to saving a lot over time.
Longer battery life
Many manufacturers have managed to overcome the problem of short battery life that has been plaguing electric cars for a long time. In the last couple of years, the technology has progressed significantly. Thus, you can run these cars for more time on just one full charge. Even a small battery can offer a range of about 90 miles while bigger ones can let you drive for as long as 335 miles.
More charging points
With more and more charging points being set up, the problem of shorter battery life is minimized further. A survey conducted by the OVO showed that many people are disinclined to switch to electric cars due to insufficient charging points on the road. However, in a few years the total number of charging points has grown to more than 13,000 from just 2,812 when the survey was conducted. Every month, a few hundred are being added to this figure. By 2020, the number is expected to surpass that of petrol stations.