There are exciting times ahead in the Electric Vehicles (EVs) market. With many high quality fully electric vehicles being launched by leading manufacturers on a regular basis, they are becoming a real force to be reckoned with.
Even though EVs have been on the market for a while now, only recently have major car manufacturers (such as Nissan and BMW) invested in electric models. And we have already seen huge technological advancements, increased driving distances and reduced vehicle prices.
Here are the key benefits of EVs:
- EVs are much cheaper to operate as they run on electricity. They do not have exhaust systems or require oil changes, meaning that maintenance costs are reduced.
- There are many performance benefits which ensure a smooth and quiet drive.
- EVs are the most environmentally friendly vehicle; with a huge reduction in carbon emissions.
Across the UK we are seeing the rapidly developing vehicle recharging infrastructure being implemented; with over 5000 mapped charging points nationwide.
Statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show that, while there were very few electric cars on UK roads three years ago, there are now approximately 10,000; with 1,200 electric vehicles sold in March 2014, compared with 270 in March 2013. Also 10,200 hybrid cars – which use a combination of electricity and petrol or diesel – have been sold in Britain this year, an increase of 45% on 2013.
Additionally, the Government has unveiled a £500m low-emissions vehicle industry investment plan.
Nick Clegg commented: “The major investment is there to make driving an electric car affordable, convenient, and free from anxiety about the battery running out. But it’s also about creating a culture change in our towns and cities so that driving a greener vehicle is a no-brainer for most drivers.”
CVSL sees unlimited potential with EVs and to coincide with their ever-increasing we have extended the range of EVs available on our website. Click here to browse our range of EVs.