Electric vehicles have a lot of perks. They are good for the environment and they are good for your wallet. There are also a lot of other perks that come along with electric vehicles aside from the fact that they are changing the world for the better. Here are the reasons why switching to an electric car is a good idea beyond battling climate change.
Power Your Home
One major perk to getting an electric car is the fact that you can use your car to power your home. There are chargers that go from vehicle to home in order for your car battery to supply electricity to your home. It is a way that a lot of people are saving money on energy costs. Some supermarkets allow you to charge your car for free and you can then go home and plug your house into your car in order to source your power from your vehicle.
You are basically powering your house for free and saving hundreds if not thousands of pounds a year in bills.
Get a Tax Credit
A lot of governments around the world are providing a tax credit to those who switch to an electric car. In some places, governments are offering to pay a driver’s down payment as an incentive to switch to electric. In all, some buyers are saving thousands of dollars on their car and are getting it for cheaper than the sticker price.
Federal governments have been giving electric car drivers refunds on the installation of electric car chargers. When filing their yearly taxes, drivers have been able to get an ample tax refund because they have switched to electric.
Since electric cars run on a battery, there is no engine. In place of an engine in the front of the car there is another trunk where you can store more items. The lack of engine means that there is no need for maintenance. There is no oil to change, fan belts to fix, or transmission to worry about. These reasons are very high-cost saving decisions to get you to switch.
Most car batteries for electric vehicles last about ten years before they need to be replaced or start to have difficulty holding their charge. That’s ten years of virtually no car maintenance to worry about.
Electric Cars Are Safer
Due to the construction of electric cars, they are safer for passengers. Because of the need to keep a safe distance between those riding in the car and the battery, electric cars have an aluminum plate around the battery that protects passengers in the event of a collision. Also, because the car has a massive battery and no engine, the risk of an explosion or anything flammable occuring in an accident is virtually eliminated keeping everyone in the vehicle more safe than if they were riding in a gas-powered vehicle.
With so many non-environmental reasons for switching to an electric vehicle, the choice to switch is a pretty one easy to make.