Cheap to run
Luckily, being kind to the environment is also good for your wallet – electricity is much cheaper than petrol or diesel, so your journey may cost less than a third of what it would in a combustion-engined car. And that’s before you take into account the fact that battery-electric vehicles can also travel in the UK’s new and upcoming Clean Air Zones – and London’s Congestion Zone – for free. There are tax incentives, too. There’s a £3,500 plug-in car grant available, and up to £8,000 for eligible vans, plus, for company car drivers, battery-electric cars are subject to a lower company car BiK tax, which is currently 16%, but drops to just 2% in 2020/2021.
There are no exhaust emissions from the tailpipe of an electric vehicle – in fact, it doesn’t even have a tailpipe – this is particularly helpful for improving air quality in urban areas.
Easy home Charging
Another major perk is home charging. Imagine waking up every day with a ‘full tank’. You can get a £500 OLEV grant to help you pay for the home charger, too. Just plug in when you get home, and your car takes care of the rest
Of course, electric cars are incredibly quiet inside, making for a relaxing atmosphere. Driving is easy, too, because electric motors produce maximum torque at all revs, so acceleration is instant.
Londons ULEZ and Congestion Zone
London's cleaning up its act with the new ultra low emission zone which covers the same areas as the congestion charge until 2021. Drivers of vehicles with higher levels of air pollutants will face £12.50 emissions charge for driving in central London as well as the £11.50 congestion charge meaning they'll pay £24 pounds a day to drive in central London. That adds up to almost £7,500 pounds a year but not if you drive a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Kia Niro PHEV, Kia e-Niro, Kia Soul EV, Renault Zoe, Renault Kangoo ZE.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV London's plug-in hybrid four-wheel drive SUV, drive your ambition.
How Much Does An Electric Car Cost?
some people aren't aware of it but charging an electric car is surprisingly cheap when you go electric you save money in the long run. Driving a hundred miles in a petrol car can cost up to £11 while driving an electric car you can go that far for less than £3, that's a 73% saving. Imagine all the cool stuff you could do with the cash you save in one year. You can buy new shoes for yourself, enjoy gourmet dinners for two or even go on a nice holiday with the whole family, well you get the idea, stop wandering start driving.