Why switch to electric? Are electric cars really better for the environment? How convenient is it to charge them? And how does their performance compare to their petrol predecessors?
Whilst electric vehicles have now been on the market for over a decade, their benefits have remained relatively hidden. We shine a light on why the latest electric models really should be at the top of your list when choosing your next vehicle. The future starts here.
Yes…electric cars really are better for the environment
Even taking into account the vehicle production and the generation of the electricity required to power them, electric cars are still responsible for fewer emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants over their life than a petrol or diesel car. Over the course of a year, a single electric car saves on average 1.5 million grams of CO2 – the equivalent of 4 return flights from London to Barcelona. If you’re serious about reducing your carbon footprint, switching to electric is a no brainer.
The health benefits of EVs
So, more people moving to electric means less harmful exhaust emissions. In crowded cities, this will make a massive difference to air quality and a reduction in all the health problems associated with air pollution. EVs are also much quieter than petrol/diesel vehicles.
Electric cars save you money
Choose electric and you will enjoy the benefit of much lower running costs. Charging an EV works out at a third as much per kilometre as filling the same car with petrol. Not only that – electric cars are also cheaper to maintain. Pure electric cars have just one moving component, the rotor, so there is relatively little servicing and no expensive parts to replace. Even hybrid vehicles are cheaper to maintain as the result of having an electric motor results in less wear and tear of the petrol engine components.
It often comes as a surprise to first time drivers of electric cars that they actually have extremely high torque power with a smooth and speedy pick-up that outstrips petrol and diesel equivalents. Advocates of EVs also comment on the comfort of the ride – which makes non-electric vehicles feel rather clumsy and clunky. It really is worth taking a test drive to feel the benefits yourself.
Finally, the sheer convenience of being able to charge at home should not be underestimated. With We Power Your Car, the entire process of selecting your EV charger, purchasing and installation can be sorted with the click of a button – so it’s all set up and ready to go for when you first quietly and smoothly pull into the drive in the carbon friendly electric car of your dreams. What’s not to like?
Ready to make the switch? Contact us today.
This type of electric charger has it's own cable to charge your car.
This type of electric charger requires a seperate cable to charge your car.
We lay SWA cable laid at 600mm deep, with a protective cable warning tape laid 150mm above the cable. These are laid on a sand or sifted sand soil bed then backfilled.
We position overhead cables at a minimum height of 3.5m and are run along a catenary wire. The cable run should not be accessible to vehicles.
Standard installation for the Homecharger covers the majority of homes in the UK and includes the following: