Electric vehicles are not a gimmick; they are the future of motoring. Choosing one used to be simple, as there were only a few on the market. Now every major manufacturer has an EV in their stable, but how do you choose the right one for you? Here is a guide to some of the things people forget to think about when choosing an electric car. Don’t make the same mistake, and bear these things in mind.
Electric vehicles have a lot to offer, but it can take a lot to get behind the wheel of one. The running costs are incredibly low when compared to the average petrol-powered car, but the upfront costs can put people off. They are a little, and sometimes a lot, more expensive than your typical diesel or petrol cars. The most cost-effective solution to the problem is leasing an EV.
Leasing cars, in general, comes with many advantages, but leasing an EV has a few more bonuses on offer. The tech that underpins electric vehicles is rapidly evolving, so leasing one for a few years and then getting a newer model makes more sense. Check out this guide to the best options for leasing an electric car from ElectriX. They are the experts when it comes to leasing EVs, and they can help you get a home charger too.
Not All Batteries Are The Same
All modern EVs rely on the same Lithium-Ion battery technology, but not every battery is equal. This not only relates to the size of the battery packs but also their internal chemistry. Cheaper EVs usually offer less range and longer charging times. This is due to a mix of the chemical makeup of the battery cells and the size of the battery pack in the car. Before you make your choice, take a look at what owners are saying online about their charging experiences.
The good news is that no matter which EV you choose, the size of its battery pack, or the chemistry of the cells, you are going to save a lot of money per mile. Even before the price hikes at the pump, petrol and diesel-powered vehicles could not compete on value. Now the difference is even greater. Driving an electric vehicle puts money in your pocket. And just think how that will add up, or not on your next family road trip?
Choose Features You Will Use
The electric vehicle market is hugely competitive right now. People across the country are clamouring to get in on the EV action, and manufacturers have taken notice. It can be hard to stand out from the crowd in the electric vehicle scene, and many cars come with lots of bells and whistles to help them get some attention.
These can all sound nice on the surface, but you can be lumbered with a bunch of features that you will not make use of, and some of them can be a bit intrusive. This is especially true when it comes to some of the basic self-driving features available. When you are choosing an electric vehicle, go for one that has what you need and nothing more. This lets you enjoy what these machines were made for, driving.
Choosing an Electric Car in 2023, what else should you consider?
Electric vehicles are the cars of the future, literally. From 2030 new cars powered purely by petrol and diesel will no longer be sold in the UK. Hybrids will also be taken off the market in 2035. The time to get an EV is now before demand escalates and prices soar.
If you drive an electric car, I’d love to know what make and model you drive and what were the most important features to you when choosing an electric car? More interestingly, I’d love to know what you think about the charging infrastructure in the country right now. Is the 2023 EV charging infrastructure all it’s cracked up to be, or is demand outstripping supply?