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12 Key Aspects to Consider when making the switch to an Electric Vehicle

When looking to make the switch from an ICE to an EV Vehicle, New Vehicle Solutions Ltd can help you with the transition.

Transitioning to an electric vehicle (EV) involves careful consideration of various factors beyond just the environmental benefits. Here are 12 key aspects to factor in when making the switch:

  1. Range and Daily Commute: Evaluate the EV’s range to ensure it comfortably covers your daily driving needs without frequent recharging. Consider any longer trips you might take and the availability of charging infrastructure.
  2. Charging Options: Determine whether you have access to home charging, workplace charging, and public charging stations. Install a home charging point if feasible, as it provides convenience and faster charging.
  3. Charging Speed: Different chargers offer varying speeds. Level 1 chargers (household outlets) are slower, while Level 2 chargers and DC fast chargers provide quicker refueling options.
  4. Charging Costs: Understand electricity rates, especially during peak hours, to estimate your charging expenses accurately. Some EVs offer features to optimise charging costs.
  5. Upfront Cost and Incentives: Research the cost of the EV and any available incentives, such as government rebates or tax credits, which can significantly reduce the purchase price.
  6. Total Cost of Ownership: While EVs have higher upfront costs, they often have lower operating and maintenance costs compared to internal combustion engine vehicles due to fewer moving parts and reduced maintenance needs.
  7. Battery Life and Warranty: Investigate the battery’s expected lifespan and the warranty provided. Batteries degrade over time, affecting range, and replacements can be expensive.
  8. Environmental Impact: Consider the overall lifecycle environmental impact, including battery production and electricity sources. EVs generally have lower emissions but might still depend on fossil fuel power generation.
  9. Resale Value: Research the resale value of EV models to understand how depreciation might affect your investment over time.
  10. Driving Habits: Adapt to the unique driving experience of EVs, which often includes instant torque, regenerative braking, and a quiet ride.
  11. Maintenance and Repairs: While EVs have fewer maintenance requirements, ensure you have access to qualified technicians and replacement parts specific to your model.
  12. Model Variety: Explore the expanding range of EV models, from Hatchback’s to SUVs. Consider factors like size, features, and brand reputation when choosing the right fit for your needs.

By considering these factors, you can make an informed decision about transitioning to an electric vehicle that aligns with your lifestyle, driving patterns, and long-term goals.

Our team are fully trained and accredited with a vast knowledge of all makes and models of vehicles and the finance options to suit you or your business needs. Should you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us on 01656 654321.

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Page Last Updated: 17/10/2023
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