Looking to purchase your first electric car? You may be wondering whether the popularity of electric vehicles will continue to increase before you make such an investment. Whether you’re interested in the cost of electric motoring, or the amount of public electric car charging cables that are available to you – read on to find out more about how and why electric cars could become the vehicle of choice for everyone, in 2020 and beyond.
They’re becoming cheaper to run
A worry often held by would-be electric vehicle motorists is the upfront cost necessary. Oftentimes electric vehicles are more expensive than traditional cars in the first place – but for many reasons, electric cars are becoming cheaper and cheaper to run. The government in many cases gives tax breaks and motoring grants for the use of electric cars, to encourage motorists to use them, due to the benefits for the environment that they pose. In addition to this, the cost of electricity necessary to charge electric vehicles works out much cheaper than the equivalent cost of petrol, oil, fuel and diesel. The upfront cost of an electric car may be expensive – but as electric cars have now been around for a while, we will begin to see more and more electric cars being sold as second hand, at a lower price. To this end, many would-be electric vehicle motorists will be able to afford the electric car they desire. On top of the government tax relief for electric vehicles, and the cost saving of powering electric cars, their popularity will continue to rise – meaning they could definitely claim the top spot in the motor industry in 2020.
More & more places have charging areas
Many businesses now – both for work and for pleasure – are recognising that their employees and customers are more and more likely to utilise electric vehicles. Many companies now offer charging areas in the parking facilities of their businesses, to promote electric vehicles due to their positive effect on climate change, but also to encourage business at their establishments. This is great for electric vehicle users, as it means owners can charge their car while enjoying a meal, a day out or some shopping at the various leisure facilities. It also means employees of these companies can charge their cars entirely for free, so that they can feel assured they have enough energy to get them where they need to be. This is incredibly convenient (and cost saving) for motorists, as well as being a useful tool for creating business – if you can charge your car up in the parking area of one restaurant but not the other; it may change your mind where you want to eat! And as the popularity of electric vehicle motoring increases, so will the amount of charging stations available to the public.
They help the climate emergency
Of course, the most valuable asset of any electric vehicle is its positive contribution to the climate change crisis. Electric vehicle produce no tailpipe emissions, meaning they are far ‘greener’ and better for the environment than traditional, petrol & diesel cars. Because of the lack of Co2 emissions produced by electric vehicles, people who are concerned about the climate emergency are looking to them for ways to improve their carbon footprint – and electric vehicles are a large way of doing so. Transportation – in particular cars that give off fuel emissions – are a large part of our individual carbon footprints, and anything we can do to help this is a positive contribution to our planet. As the climate change situation gets worse, people will be looking more and more to sustainable transportation methods.