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Electric cars: The Future of Motoring?

Insurance Revolution Blog

The motor industry is one of the most exciting in the world. It’s constantly changing and evolving with the times, as new models and economic methods are brought into production.

One of the most prominent developments within the motor industry in recent years is the invention of the electric car. But do these vehicles actually have any real benefits? Let’s take a look.

They don’t require petrol / diesel

With an electric car, standing at a refuelling station in the cold, wishing the tank would fill up quicker is a thing of the past. One of the most attractive qualities of an electric car is that it does not require petrol or diesel to run.

Instead, all you have to do is drive into your garage or driveway and plug your car into the charging inlet.

Just like a mobile phone, you can leave your car charging overnight, then start the engine ready for your morning commute and you’ve got a fully charged battery, ready to travel upwards of 100 miles.

They’re emission free

Electric cars produce zero tailpipe emissions, meaning they’re much better for the environment than standard fueled vehicles.

In heavily congested areas, such as central London, electric cars could cut the damage to the air quality immensely. This means that families living in this area, and any other area where electric cars prove popular, would be able to benefit from improved air quality.

They’re not as expensive as they once were

One of the main drawbacks of electrics cars used to be that they were high in cost. Nowadays, electric car batteries are being mass produced, and there are tax incentives available to electric car owners, both personal and business owners alike. In essence, this results in the cost and maintenance of electric vehicles decreasing.

 

They don’t require as much maintenance

As electric cars run on engines that are powered by electricity, there is no need to lubricate the engines. The engine is relatively simple compared to a petrol or diesel engine.

Any expensive engine work is a thing of the past. In fact, many electric car manufacturers are offering 8 year / 100,000 mile warranties on their vehicles, with tests indicating that today’s electric car batteries may last upwards of 12 years before needing maintenance.


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