by Sarah Halfpenny
Electric vehicles (EVs) have quickly emerged as a viable and environmentally responsible choice for today’s drivers. Whether you’re considering your next vehicle purchase or simply curious about the benefits of EVs, here are five reasons why you should make the switch…
Australia, like the rest of the world, is grappling with the consequences of climate change. By choosing an electric vehicle, you can significantly reduce your carbon footprint. EVs produce zero tailpipe emissions, helping to combat air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, and contributing to a cleaner, healthier environment for future generations.
The purchase price of an EV has come down significantly in the last couple of years, making it in-line with traditional vehicles (see the range of BYDs as an example), but with the benefit of substantial savings over time due to cheaper running costs. Charging an EV is more cost-effective than refuelling a petrol or diesel vehicle, especially if you have solar panels at home and can charge your car using the power of the sun for free! Various incentives and rebates, both from governments and utility providers, further sweeten the financial deal.
Quiet and comfortable ride
Electric vehicles offer a serene and smooth driving experience. Unlike their noisy internal combustion engine counterparts, EVs operate quietly, providing a tranquil atmosphere both inside and outside the vehicle. Reduced vibrations and less road noise contribute to an overall more comfortable and relaxing driving experience.
Advanced safety features
Safety is a top priority for all drivers, regardless of age. Electric vehicles come equipped with cutting-edge safety technologies, including collision avoidance systems, adaptive cruise control, and pedestrian detection. These features enhance road safety, reduce the risk of accidents, and provide added peace of mind on every journey.
Electric vehicles require less maintenance compared to traditional internal combustion engine cars. Since EVs have fewer moving parts and don’t rely on oil changes, you’ll spend less time and money on servicing your vehicle. Say goodbye to regular trips to the mechanic for oil changes and exhaust system repairs, and enjoy a more hassle-free ownership experience.