The UK government’s environmental conservation plans involve working towards a net-zero carbon emission economy which has seen Prime Minister Boris Johnson has imposed a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles in 2030. Pushed forward by 5 years earlier than originally planned, this means that only electric and hybrid vehicles will be able to be sold on the new car market and so with only 10 years ago, it’s time to think about making the switch.
Having an electric car is soon to be the norm and so switching earlier means you can get a good handle on what it means to be an electric vehicle owner. Like any market, when the relevant laws are passed, demand for these cars and electric vehicle charging stations will rise, which can make them more valuable and more expensive, or in limited demand. Waiting too long to switch could mean you have to go on a long waiting list to get an electric vehicle charging station installed at home, which in the meantime could result in extremely high electricity usage and poor charging.
Cheaper to Maintain
While electric cars and electric vehicle charging stations may seem like an expensive outlay now, they have very low maintenance and running fees after the initial investment. Switching now could mean you end up saving more money in the run-up to the ban, allowing you to use cheaper electricity to run your vehicle and reduced trips to the mechanics’ thanks to the fewer moving parts. With no exhaust systems, radiators or fuel injectors there is less that can go wrong on an electric car meaning lower, and cheaper maintenance.
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