The Benefits of Electric Vehicles

02nd May 2019

Discover the benefits

There are hundreds of thousands of plug-in vehicles currently registered within the UK, and these numbers are set to continue growing rapidly due to further measures being introduced.

There are many reasons why now is the time to invest in electric vehicles for your business.

Economic Benefits

Citroen Car Driving Front

It has been demonstrated on several occasions that switching from petrol or diesel vehicles to electric vehicles will save you a considerable amount of money, with large firms implementing electric vehicles as part of their fleet.

Electric vehicles will save your drivers from having to pay extra emissions charges. There are also huge tax benefits, as zero-emission vehicles incur lower tax charges.

With reducing battery production costs and growing competition between manufacturers, the price of electric vehicles is falling, making them a more attractive proposition for car buyers and businesses alike.

Environmental Benefits

We all know that EVs are zero emission vehicles, resulting in a huge reduction in the amount of CO2 pumped into the atmosphere. There are many examples of the environmental benefits reaped by businesses who have swapped out ICE vehicles for EVs.

The gases released by traditionally-powered vehicles have also been found to be damaging to health and contribute to the formation of smog.

Performance Benefits

Some drivers may be sceptical of the performance of electric vehicles compared to their traditional petrol or diesel counterparts, but there is plenty of appeal in EV performance. Unlike in ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) vehicles, power is delivered instantly to the wheels, resulting in sharp throttle response and instantaneous torque for an engaging driving experience.

Electric vehicles are also far quieter than ICEs, making almost no noise on the roads, meaning they are unbeatable in terms of refinement. You also get the ingenious technological benefit of regenerative braking, which recaptures the car’s kinetic energy when you brake and stores it to recharge the battery.

Easy Charging

Electric Car Charging

A significant amount of electric vehicle recharging sessions take place at the workplace. By installing charging facilities at your premises, you will be making life easier for your customers and employees, whilst also saving yourself money in the long term.

You may find the cost and hassle of installing charge points off-putting, but it is easier than you think. However, there is support available for the design, installation and maintenance of your charging points. In addition, the government's Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) means you can claim financial support to fund your facilities. This depends on certain criteria, but you could receive additional funding towards the cost of each charging point.

Furthermore, installing charging points is a worthwhile investment for your business. It will supply convenient on-site charging for your electric fleet vehicles, whilst also providing an extra incentive for EV drivers to stop at your premises, therefore attracting more customers.