Time To Switch To Electric Cars?
A question on most drivers’ minds is, should I switch to an electric car?
The UK is planning to ban the sale of diesel and petrol cars by the year 2030 in an attempt to rollout electric vehicles across British roads. Despite the coronavirus pandemic and economic turbulence Electric Cars is an important issue for the government. This new legislation will certainly bring a change to the UK vehicle market and will shift both passengers’ and drivers’ choices when it comes to which car to buy or rent.
The current government has brought forward the deadline from 2040 to 2030, proving how vital this current government and policy-makers believe this issue to be. The UK follows other countries such as Norway which will start the ban in 2025. Government policy is taking car emissions and air pollution seriously.
Taxi and PCO drivers will benefit from electric cars in numerous ways. There are fewer mechanical components in an electric car compared with conventional vehicles, which often results in lower servicing and maintenance costs, saving money and the drivers’ time. Electric cars have a zero rate of vehicle excise duty. Electric cars are exempted from paying congestion charge and ULEZ. Free parking for electric vehicles is available in some towns and cities. Owners of electric cars have the advantage of much lower re-fuelling costs. The electricity to charge an electric car works out around 33% as much per mile as buying petrol for the same conventional vehicle. In the long run, this can save a lot of money for drivers, especially Taxi and PCO drivers.
Environmentalist can breathe a sigh of relief as this new legislation will reduce carbon dioxide and other gases from being emitted when cars are driven in towns, cities and British roads. Creating cleaner air levels for drivers, pedestrians, and residents. Electric cars will bring a reduction of local air pollution, especially in cities, as they do not emit harmful tailpipe pollutants such as black particulates (soot), volatile organic compounds, hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, ozone, lead, and various oxides of nitrogen all of which are bad for the environment and public health.
Top PCO car hire companies such as G&M Direct Hire have always been future-thinking and have several full electric cars available to hire right now with lots of good reviews of these electric cars. Happy cars, happy drivers.