It’s time for your next car. Faced with an even bigger market than ever before, electric vehicles are beginning to really stand out from the pack. Above everything else, the long-term cost saving of an EV makes it an extremely attractive choice. However, there are other reasons why switching to an electric car now could take the joy of driving to the next level.
When it comes to the price of an EV, it’s easy to be put off by the upfront cost. However, the best test is to calculate the overall cost of running your next car over a 3 or 5 year period. This way, you’ll be able to see clearly how much the vehicle will actually cost you.
In choosing an electric vehicle, you’ll benefit from the huge saving in road tax costs as all EVs are zero-rated by the UK Government. You can also make savings with the manufacturer too, with services on electric cars costing significantly less than ICE-powered vehicles. For example, a minor service on an electric Nissan LEAF would cost £159, compared with £229 for a Nissan petrol model and £269 for a Nissan diesel car.
There can also be savings made in the way you fuel your car. Totting up your average spend at the petrol pump and comparing it to the additional electricity charges from your provider will also reduce the monthly costs of your household.
For those that live and work near the capital, you can also benefit with Transport for London dropping the congestion charge on electric vehicles. This will save you £15 for every visit you make into the designated zone.
It isn’t just the financial advantage that your household can benefit from by upgrading to an EV. With each new vehicle on the market, the mod-cons and gadgets included in your EV just get better and better. Of course, in ICE-powered vehicles, the level of tech relies firmly on how large the car battery is. So when your vehicle is entirely battery powered, the options are endless.
In addition to the upgraded technology, electric vehicles tend to have a modern look and feel to them. From the MINI Electric having updated wheel-rims to the more visually stunning doors on your Tesla Model X, the latest technology doesn’t just stop with the power of your car but also rolls out across the design of the vehicle itself.
As part of this upgraded design, without the space required for an engine, EVs are also more spacious than their ICE-powered counterparts. For a family car, this can be crucial as it gives you much more flexibility when planning a long journey with the children.
As manufacturers continue to produce affordable electric vehicles, the rollout of available charge points across the country keeps getting more and more widespread. Zap-Map outlines that there are currently 12,686 locations where UK drivers can charge their cars.
Over 400 new chargers have been installed over the past 30 days. Whilst these are most concentrated in Greater London, every region of England has over 1000 charging stations and each part of the United Kingdom has chargers available for use.
You can also make savings on your home charging solution too. With up to £350 awarded by the UK Government per vehicle for a chargepoint, you can charge your vehicle in the most efficient way at a lower cost than you might expect.
Buying a chargepoint and arranging an installation through We Power Your Car allows us to take care of the paperwork for you and ensure that you receive the grant for your domestic charger. When you buy with us, you can compare the chargers available for your EV and decide which one suits you and your lifestyle best. We’ll even let you know when your engineer is on the way so you don’t have to wait in all day.
No matter what electric vehicle you choose to buy for your next car, let us sort your EV charging. Find the right charger in under a minute by answering a few simple questions here.
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: