Why Electric Vehicles are the Immediate Future
As we know the clock is ticking and the race is on to cut carbon emissions to save our beautiful planet mother Earth! It inevitable that adopting an Electric Vehicle (EV) sooner rather than later, as opposed to purchasing a new petrol or diesel vehicle good financial investment – particularly with the new government annoucement to ban the sale of all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030–yes a full decade earlier than planned! this is how urgent the need to address climate change is! In fact, we believe it should be a lot sooner, and who knows the goal posts on this ban could be changed to an even earlier date (we hope). To ensure the adoption of EV happens major investment has been made.
Major Investment in EV from car manufacturers
Most major car manufacturers have recognised that Electric Vehicles are the future of personal vehicles and transportation. Many major brands such as Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz have set targets of over 50% EV sales by 2030, given these targets set by major car manufacturers, it’s safe to assume that electric cars are guaranteed to take over from petrol and diesel powered vehicles.
On top of increasing production and sales targets of electric vehicles, major car brands are also investing a great deal in research and development into EV technology. Volkswagen alone spent a whopping $28.7 billion dollars on research and development in 2020.
With all the investment and research into EV technology, electric cars will only become even more practical, cost efficient and reliable than they already are.
Learn more about Volkswagen’s plans to invest in EV and reduce carbon footprint here:
Financial Benefits on Vehicle Running Costs
The lifetime cost of electric cars has become cheaper than that of a petrol or diesel car according to a study by Direct Line. Despite Electric vehicles usually being more expensive than ICE vehicles on initial purchase, the running and maintenance cost of electric cars is far lower and will save you money in the long run.
Fuelling electric cars is 58% cheaper than fuelling petrol powered cars. The tax and maintenance cost of electric cars is 49% cheaper than petrol cars. Considering the continuing rise of petrol prices globally, electric cars can only become more cost effective than ICE cars in the future.
The UK government is offering a grant on certain low-emission vehicles of up to £2,500, to find out which vehicles are eligible for this grant, visit this link: https://www.gov.uk/plug-in-car-van-grants Right now, the government is providing a grant of up to 75% of the installation cost of charge points at domestic properties in the UK. The EVHS grant will no longer be available to homeowners who live in single-unit properties from April 2022 onwards.
So be quick and take advantage of this grant while you still have time and get a charge point installed on your property! Our team at Merseyside E.V.C Installers are approved EV Chargepoint Installers and can help you apply for this grant. More info about the grant for home owners and workplace can be found here:
Saving the Planet & Breathing in Fresher Air
Most importantly we all want to breathe in fresher air and to know that the planet is safe for our future generations.
However currently road transport causes 22% of carbon dioxide emissions in the UK, this is a big factor in climate change. Therefore, switching to an EV car is a great way to do your part and contribute towards preventing climate change, as electric cars produce no emissions when in use and very little amounts of emission through charging.
The emissions produced by charging electric vehicles should continue to decrease as the UK moves towards creating more sustainable and environmentally friendly energy sources. We are so excited to see this change happen and would love to know if you are thinking ofpurchasing an electric vehicle anytime soon?
To learn more about electric cars and their positive impact on the environment, visit this link: