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Why it is the best time to switch to an Electric Vehicle

Fuel shortages and resultant price increases mean it is even more expensive to run a petrol or diesel car. This has pushed more and more Uber/Ola/Bolt drivers to look into electric vehicles (EVs) as an alternative. The number of EVs sold is rising yearly, and this trend looks set to continue. Over 190,000 fully electric cars were sold in 2021, an all-time high. Fully electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) accounted for one in five cars sold last year. This article will outline many benefits of owning an EV and why you should consider replacing your internal combustion-engined vehicle with an electric one.

1. Range anxiety

Some Ride-Hailing drivers are reluctant to switch from petrol or diesel cars to EVs because they fear running out of charge, like running out of fuel. They believe there are plenty of petrol stations around to keep them going but not enough charging points to recharge an EV which may result in an EV coming to a halt during the drive. But this is a false premise as over 42,000 charge point connections exist in over 15,500 locations across the UK. This means that now there are more public electric-car charging locations than petrol stations in the UK. These locations include service stations, hotels, supermarkets, shopping centres, leisure centres and public car parks. Many offer free charging services but some set time restrictions or require an in-store purchase. Home charging is also becoming more efficient, and getting your EV fully charged overnight is a good option. Workplaces also increasingly provide charge points for employees to use while at work. WeFlex only stock suitable EVs with substantial ranges that are best suited for Ride-Hailing drivers.

2. Lack of variety

This is changing as EVs become increasingly popular, there is more variety than ever before, and you can find something you like. There are already around fifty fully electric models on sale, and more than twenty new ones will be introduced in the next six months.

3. Fuel prices rising

EVs are cheaper to run than petrol vehicles. This means you'll save a fortune by avoiding regular trips to the petrol station over the vehicle's life.

4. Environmentally friendly

Despite their remarkable cost efficiency, electric vehicles are also associated with additional advantages, and the most well-known of which is that they are safer for the environment. Fully electric cars have no tailpipe, so they don't emit harmful gases into the atmosphere.

5. Lower running costs

Electric vehicles include low maintenance costs and high levels of dependability. Fewer working parts than petrol or diesel vehicles means fewer parts can break down needing replacement. Due to less wear and tear of parts, EVs maintenance costs can be as much as 50% less than traditional cars. Due to regenerative braking, EV braking is more efficient and causes brakes to be used less often. This results in brake discs and pads lasting longer in EVs, saving you money.

6. Earn more

Electric Vehicles are exempt from congestion charges, clean zone charges, and road tax due to zero emissions. In terms of noise, they're so quiet that now they are required by law to have an Acoustic Vehicle Alert System (AVAS) to produce a sound when reversing or travelling under 12mph. Another advantage of owning an EV is its resale value. EVs have higher resale values than petrol or diesel cars. WeFlex Rent-to-Buy prices are fixed. This means that you can rest assured that your car’s price will not increase throughout your contract despite EVs getting pricier.

So, with all these benefits of owning an electric car over a petrol or diesel one, what are you waiting for? Give us a call at WeFlex, and our professional staff will assist you in finding the best EV for you. We have many new and used electric vehicles to choose from. We offer excellent customer service and boast an 84% five-star rating on Trustpilot from 794 reviews. Contact us on 020 8033 8713 or visit our website for more information.

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