If you’re a car enthusiast then you might have been put off the idea of electric cars because you’ve heard they’re less powerful or are not practical for every day driving.
However electric cars are becoming more popular all the time and come with some unique benefits that mean they’re well worth considering.
Below are some of the main things to consider to help you decide if an electric vehicle is the right choice for you.
- Where you live – Where you live is certainly a big factor to consider when you’re thinking of purchasing an electric car. If you live in the country then you might not have easy access to an electric charge point since petrol stations are more sparse. However this problem can be addressed by having an electric charge point installed at your home. If you live in a major city such as Manchester, Liverpool or London then finding a nearby charge station shouldn’t be an issue.
- How you use your car – How you use your car is another big deciding factor as to whether an electric vehicle is right for you. Electric vehicles cannot get as far as diesel or petrol engines on a single charge. This means if you commute long distances each day then an electric vehicle might not be practical. A good compromise in this case would be a hybrid vehicle, that has both an electric motor and a standard petrol/diesel engine. If you do a lot of city driving then an electric vehicle is perfect since it’s not only much better for the environment but you will also save a significant amount of money on fuel costs.
- Insurance – Insurance is usually not an issue with electric vehicles and a lot of the time, they’re cheaper to insure than standard cars since they’re less powerful and therefore less likely to be involved in a collision. It’s always a good idea to look for specialist electric car insurance providers since you could get a better deal.
- Towing- If you need to tow another vehicle, such as a caravan or horse trailer, then you should do your research and make sure that the electric car you’re considering is capable of towing. Again, a hybrid vehicle could be a good compromise in such a scenario.