A controversial topic that divides the nation as much as the likes of marmite. I mean we’re called petrol heads for a reason, right? But it was only a few months ago that the Government suggested Britain would lead the way in the electric car industry, stating that all cars would have zero emissions by 2050, so it looks like this is a trend we have to jump on board with. But when do we start investing?
The electric car market is expanding rapidly and more service stations are investing in charging ports, as well as there now being the opportunity to install your own port at home. Although it is extremely expensive, it’s something that will certainly be a part of our driving future. With rail prices increasing this week, there’s no better time to be behind the wheel of your car, but for the majority of us; this means our trusty petrol or diesel run vehicle.
But it’s not all about the costs. With electric cars comes zero emissions and a longer driving time. (These cars aren’t like your iPhone; they actually hold their charge for a long time.) Investing in a fully electric car also means that you will end up saving money too. With no petrol and tax costs, families could look to be saving almost £700 a year. And that’s not something to sniff at. Nevertheless, it is worth noting that plug-in hybrids will still need a gas extender at points, although at a significantly reduced cost. Costs are also cut in terms of maintaining your vehicle too. An electric car means that there’s no need to use oil to lubricate your engine and that will save a lot in the long run. And give you more time behind the wheel.
Combine this with the huge range of government grants available, it’s clear that electric is a worthwhile investment. When buying one of these cars, you’re actually investing in your future; a future of clean emissions, green energy and sustainable living. At last! Cars are actually going to be good for the environment. Goodbye petrol costs for that 1.6 turbo engine…
More and more car manufacturers are switching to hybrid too. You can now buy an electric Ford Focus, a Nissan Leaf or a Mitsubishi Outlander to name a few. Just remember though, electricity isn’t free. But if you’re saving the environment and saving money, what’s there to dislike? And we know nothing beats that petrol smell, but this is the future ladies and gentlemen…and it’s always worth investing in your future. Even if it hertz.