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benefits of going ultra low with electric

Benefits of going ultra low with Electric

Everything you could ever need to know about joining the electric revolution



Electric and Hybrid cars


As electric vehicles become more mainstream, the costs are dropping rapidly and there are a wide variety of benefits for drivers making the switch. From the environmental impact to the savings you can make on fuel, tax and maintenance costs, electric vehicles could help you save significant amounts of money.

On a cost per mile basis a fully electric car could cost you a quarter or less of what a traditional petrol or diesel car might. These savings quickly add up, meaning that the cost of owning you car over its lifetime, could be a lot less than your current vehicle.

With a wide range of manufacturers now offering hybrid and electric vehicles, there has never been a better time to make the switch to electric power. Take a look at what our brands have to offer, As well as new cars, we’re proud to offer an extensive range of approved used hybrid and electric cars.
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What are the benefits of going ultra low with electric?

Environmentally friendly

All fully electric cars release zero carbon emissions, and therefore they don’t contribute to atmospheric pollution on any level. This makes them better for the planet and better for your local community as more electric cars means the air we all breathe will be cleaner. 

Plug-in hybrids, which can be seen as bridging the gap between milder forms of hybrid and fully electric cars, feature a small battery and electric motor. When driven in electric mode, they release zero emissions which make them another great option when considering a more environmentally friendly future. 

Financial benefits

By choosing to drive electric, you’ll experience a number of financial benefits that you may not receive if you opt for a traditional diesel or petrol model.

Exemption from ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone)

London is just one of a number of cities in the UK that has introduced, or planning to introduce, an ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone). The aim of any ULEZ is to improve air quality and reduce pollution, and any vehicle that does not comply is required to pay a charge. You will not be required to pay the daily charge if you are driving an electric car.

Exempt from paying road tax

As an electric car owner, you will also be exempt from all road tax charges. Additionally, company car tax changes, which come into effect in 2020/2021, will mean all fully electric cars and vans will pay no company car tax in 2020/21, just 1% in 2021/22 and 2% in 2022/23.

Government grants and incentives

As a greater incentive to go ultra low, the government are offering grants and subsidies on the cost and maintenance of your electric/hybrid car. For more information visit the government website here.

Lower running costs

Electricity is far cheaper than fuel, so the cost of charging your electric car is going to be relatively low. It can be approximately worked out by multiplying the cost per unit of electricity by the size of the battery. The average cost for domestic electricity is 14p per kWh so, for example, if your car battery is 40kWh, it will cost around £5.60. Electric cars are designed to be efficient and sustainable, therefore you can expect less wear and tear when it comes to the motor. As a result, any repairs and servicing costs are going to be much lower than they would be for a traditional engine.

Performance

As there’s no engine, just an electric motor, driving an electric car is almost silent – but don’t be fooled. One of the myths surrounding electric cars is that they’re slow and boring, but this is far from the case. All of them benefit from instant torque, which means as soon as you accelerate, you’ll have maximum power from the get-go. You’ll also find that the 0-60 times for some electric vehicles are far quicker than that of their fuel counterparts.


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