We all know how great electric vehicles are for the planet. They produce zero CO2 emissions, and are therefore the perfect cars if we’re serious about a carbon-neutral future. However, few people know about the extensive list of other benefits that come with driving a fully electric or hybrid car, as factors such as range and electric vehicle (EV) charging accessibility takes precedence…
Here at Elite Vehicle Charging, we aim to reduce this range anxiety by providing battery storage chargers to off-the-grid locations and events alike, providing more accommodation for EV drivers, thus improving electric car sales before petrol and diesel cars cease to be manufactured in 2030. You’ve heard about the environmental benefits, but what about the others?
Lower Running Costs and Government Funding
With internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, you’re more likely to pay more for fuel and repairs should you be unfortunate enough to break down. Electric cars and hybrid vehicles, on average, cost £1.30 to drive per 100 miles, which is much cheaper than the cost of running an ICE vehicle, which costs £11.05 for the same distance.
Also, if you choose to buy, finance or lease an electric or hybrid vehicle, the Government will provide you with a Plug-In car grant, contributing up to £2500 off the price of your vehicle. You can also get up to £350 off the initial price of the installation of your home charging point, although most new builds will already have them installed.
Congestion Charge Discounts
One of the downsides to driving in London is the hefty congestion charges, which costs £15 a day; quite a price to pay if you drive in London frequently. By driving a pure electric car, you can avoid these charges, and there are even designated Low Emissions zones for electric vehicles. If you make these journey’s regularly, you can save around £2,800 a year.
Here at Elite Vehicle Charging, we aim to provide electric cars charger to remote locations, allowing everyone to make the change to a more sustainable vehicle. If you live in London, although not off-the-grid, our chargers are perfect for charging on-the-go, especially for those who travel.
EV’s and PHEV’s are, by far, much easier and smoother to drive than ICE vehicles. Electric motors provide a quicker acceleration, as they generate more torque, which essentially makes the vehicle go faster. They also have regenerative braking, which sends energy back into the battery. The weight and distribution of the batteries also provides more comfort and better handling, not to mention you’re less likely to be seriously injured should you crash.
The benefits of EV’s are never ending, and with portable chargers that don’t need to connect to the grid, it’s never been easier to switch to an electric vehicle.
Less Noise Pollution
Air pollution is one of the main reasons why people switch to electric vehicles, but the lack of noise pollution is another attractive factor. Electric vehicles are much quieter than their ICE counterparts, although a slight artificial noise has been added in recent years to alert pedestrians of their presence. Living next to a busy road can be a pain, but as we move towards an all-electric future, this may be a thing of the past.
Here at Elite Vehicle Charging, we can provide portable battery storage charging to off-the-grid locations and events across the country. If you would like to enquire further about our services, please get in touch with us today by calling 0800 702 2661. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form.