What are the advantages of electric cars?

Electric vehicles (EVs) are the future of driving – and they’re available today at Riverside Motor Group. Here are just some reasons why you should consider choosing an EV:

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Low running costs
  • Lower energy tariffs available
  • Quieter driving experience
  • Minimal noise pollution
  • No congestion charges
  • Free parking available
  • Enhanced resale value

Benefits of electric cars explored

We’ve just touched on some of the advantages of owning an electric car – let’s highlight three of them.

    Better for our planet Since EVs run on electricity only, they produce no CO2 or NOx emissions whatsoever. Indeed, EVs are the future of sustainable motoring and are already playing a significant part in working towards a greener Earth.
    Lower running costs An EV is the most affordable type of motor car to run; it’s cheaper to charge an EV’s battery than it is to top-up a combustion engine-powered vehicle with petrol or diesel.

    No congestion charges If you drive your EV around a city that enforces congestion charges, you won’t have to pay a penny in congestion fees – which means a £15 saving in Central London, for example.

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    View electric and hybrid vehicles from our franchises

    We stock a wide range of high-quality vehicles, including many electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid models. Indeed, we stock some of the very best such cars, including the Honda Jazz, the Volvo XC90 and the CUPRA Born.

    Frequently Asked Questions​

    Is it a good year to buy an electric car?


    Yes. EV sales are booming and more and more motorists are embracing all-electric driving, which is hardly surprising since there are a great many incentives to do so.

    How much does it cost to charge an electric car?


    It depends on the car and its battery capacity. For example, it costs £12* for the Honda e to be fully charged at home.

    *This is an average figure which is correct at the time of writing. The actual cost will depend on your energy-supplier tariff and other factors

    How long do electric car batteries last?


    According to the National Grid, the average life expectancy of an EV battery is between 15 and 20 years.

    Will all cars be electric by 2035?


    On 28 October 2022, the European Commission welcomed a Europe-wide agreement (including the UK) to end the production of emission-producing vehicles by 2035.

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