Five reasons to buy an electric car

Taking the jump to buy an electric car can be daunting, so we’ve listed five good reasons why you will enjoy owning an EV.

The benefits of electric cars go much further than just a lack of harmful exhaust emissions – although that is of course a huge boon, and the main reason governments around the world are pushing for the full transition from internal-combustion to battery power to happen as soon as possible.

Knowing they’re not contributing to local air pollution certainly makes people feel better about using their car to get around, but as most owners of electric vehicles have come to realise, there are myriad other advantages that zero-emissions cars have over their petrol and diesel counterparts.


Nissan Leaf (Image: Qurren/Wikipedia)

Nissan Leaf (Image: Qurren/Wikipedia)

Here, we’ve summarised the main plus points that come with owning and driving an electric car.

1. Electric cars are simpler and more reliable

Gone are the days of oil stains and petrol fumes from under the bonnet. Electric cars don’t need an engine that uses combustion to produce power, so it’s a completely different ballgame when it comes to motivation for the wheels.

This means an electric motor and battery used in an electric car is much simpler and has far fewer moving parts than a conventional petrol or diesel engine. This means there’s a lot less that could potentially go wrong and much less maintenance and replacement of parts needed due to wear-and-tear. Electric cars often don’t need to be serviced as frequently as combustion-engined cars, keeping running costs low for owners.

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