The Pros & Cons Of Buying An Electric Car

Electric cars charging by the road

Following the government’s decision to move the ban on petrol and diesel cars forward to 2035, many people will now be weighing up whether it’s time to bite the bullet and invest in an electric vehicle.

If this is something you’re currently considering, this article is here to help.

From questions over battery life to durability, join us as we run through some of the key pros and cons of choosing to go electric.

Pro/Con: They’re ideal for short journeys… at the moment.

Whether you see this as an advantage or disadvantage will really depend on how you intend to use your car.

In essence, at this moment in time, electric cars can’t travel as far as a petrol or diesel charge on one full charge alone.

Therefore, if you often need to commute long distances, they may not be the best thing to invest in just yet.

However, if you work in the city and are looking for a quick and easy way to get around, electric cars are a much more economical option.

Pro/Con: They’re easy to charge… at the moment.

Again, whether this is seen as a pro or a con will depend on your personal circumstances.

Currently, electric cars represent a fairly small minority of the cars you see on the road so being able to find a free charging point is pretty easy.

However, as time goes on and their popularity continues to grow, there will be an increased number of drivers looking to charge their vehicles.

This, in turn, could lead to increased competition between drivers and a potentially greater expense to install your own charging point at home.

Pro/Con: They’re expensive… at the moment.

Our final pro and con is a fairly obvious one: electric cars tend to be a lot more expensive to buy upfront than petrol or diesel alternatives.

That said though, the price gap is nowhere near what it used to be.

Plus, hybrid models – which use both petrol and electric charging – are a great alternative if you’re looking to get the best of both worlds prior to the government’s ban becoming active.

Here at FEV, we are experts in vehicle safety. For advice on how to keep your car as safe as possible, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team today. 

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