With more and more electric vehicles (EVs) on the road, drivers are becoming increasingly aware of the clear benefits of choosing electric for their next car. Not only does it mean that you’re not reliant on fossil fuels but the lower emissions have clear health benefits too. Plus, it reduces your carbon footprint!
For eco-conscious drivers, an electric car might be an obvious choice. But for those who aren’t set on electric, there might be some skepticism. Do EVs really provide the same, if not a better, driving experience?
Additionally, they can be considerably more expensive, meaning that buyers want to be sure that they’re making the right choice before purchasing. So what else should you be considering when deciding if an EV is right for you? Let’s take a look.
A smoother driving experience
If comfort is a top priority, then an electric car could be a great choice for you. Electric cars are made up of fewer moving parts than traditional vehicles, so they generally offer a smoother drive. It also means that there is less maintenance needed on the car overall.
They’re also automatic, which means that acceleration is smooth, with no tangible feel of changing gears for the driver. This is especially good for drivers who suffer with joint pain. An automatic means that you don’t need to grip the gear stick regularly, and the smoother drive avoids jolting.
Heightened vehicle safety
With more vehicles on the road, it’s important to think about safety for you and for any passengers travelling. Whilst plenty of modern vehicles have smart technology like automatic braking systems, collision warning and lane departure warning systems, an EV is inherently safer than a petrol or diesel vehicle when it comes to construction.
EVs have a lower centre of gravity, which means they are much less likely to roll. This is because the battery is located in the floor. Tesla in particular scored excellently in safety tests, scoring a five star rating in every category of crash test. They also have a tougher body structure, which protects the driver in the event of a collision.
The lack of flammable fuel in an EV means that they have a lower risk of catching fire. The research around this is ongoing and it’s likely that in the future there will be tighter safety regulations on EVs.
There are several car manufacturers pledging to use recycled materials for the interiors of their cars, from the seats to the trims. This is also the case for some traditional cars, but is increasingly popular in EVs. Especially because companies compete to reduce the carbon footprint for the production of these cars, as well as emissions.
For example, Volvo is ditching leather in its EVs, and has created its own material from recycled bottles that they’ll be using for the interiors. They’ll also be recycling corks from the wine industry and using materials from sustainably-managed forests.
Something to benefit everyone
Electric vehicles have something for everyone. Whether you are disabled, suffering from chronic pain, are someone who wants to travel in the safest way possible, or are a green person with a passion for the environment. There are great advantages to EVs that many may not even be aware of.
At EVision Electric Vehicles we see people from all walks of life who are still finding benefits all the time. We also use our expert knowledge to assist customers finding the right car, based on what those individual needs are.
For example, if a customer has chronic back pain we would be less likely to recommend an electric car that has very low seating, such as a Tesla Model 3 or a Porsche Taycan. What if you love the safety features on a Tesla Model Y but want something with a lower budget? Well then, we would advise them of the incredible safety features of some of our other electric cars, such as the Kia EV6 or the Hyundai Ioniq 5.
Whatever you are looking for in an electric car, get in touch with our experts and we will help guide you to the right electric vehicle for you.
This guest blog post was written by Cassadee Palmer. If you’d like to feature on EVision’s blog, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* All information correct as of 20/04/2022.