Benefits of electric cars

EVs are now a viable, everyday mode of transport, offering many benefits to individuals and businesses alike.

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Benefits of electric cars explored

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Better for our planet

One of the biggest advantages of driving EVs is the impact on our environment. 

Pure EVs have no tailpipe, so they don’t emit any exhaust gases, which reduces local air pollution particularly in congested cities.

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No congestion charge

Some areas are introducing Clean Air Zones with fees designed to discourage polluting vehicles from entering certain areas.

A key benefit of an electric car is being exempt from these charges.

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Lower running costs

On average, an electric car costs less than £1.30 to drive 100 miles (based on our GoElectric 35 tariff during off-peak hours) vs. £17.16(1) for a petrol car.

There's also cheaper service and maintenance plus low or no vehicle tax.

Renewable EV tariffs

Our EV electricity tariffs are all renewable.

Power your electric car and home with our choice of GoElectric tariffs.

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Better driving

EVs have more responsive acceleration and regenerative braking when easing off the accelerator.

They tend to have a low centre of gravity, which improves handling, comfort and safety. 

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EV grants

There are a few schemes that help make a switch to drive electric cars. The government grants include help with charging points at home and at work as well as buying a new EV.

Find out more about EV grants. 

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Free parking

You can often find free, priority or dedicated parking bays for electric cars, positioned with convenient access in mind.

For example, in Milton Keynes, there are more than 15,000 city centre bays where electric car drivers can park for free.

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Less noise

EVs are much quieter than petrol and diesel vehicles.

In fact, electric cars are so quiet, they are now required by law to have an Acoustic Vehicle Alert System (AVAS) to emit a sound when reversing or travelling below 12mph (19km/h).

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Better resale value

Second-hand electric cars could be a great affordable option if you're looking to make the switch from petrol.

It's worth remembering too the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles will be banned from 2030.

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Lease a brand new electric car

Drive a brand new zero-emissions EV with an affordable monthly rental. You'll also have no vehicle tax, low maintenance costs, and a choice of free parking in many convenient locations. 

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Maintenance & servicing of electric vehicles

Learn about maintenance and servicing for your electric car.

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EV charging options: when, where & how

Learn about all the different options for charging your electric car on the go and at home.

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