In Focus: The Electric Vehicle Revolution
Many people are turning to the electric revolution when buying a new car whilst turning their back on the old petrol and or diesel but what how far will the revolution go and what are the major pulling factors from the old style engines?
Electric cars will be a lot cheaper to maintain in the long run as there are a lot less moving parts. If you damage the battery though, you may as well buy a new car. The battery in an electric car is about as expensive as a whole engine in a traditional car. The battery life of an electric car is actually surprisingly low; only expect to have it for 5-10 years, or a few thousand full charges.
An electric car can go for 100 miles on a single charge which is exceptionally less expensive than filling a tank of petrol or diesel. A zero emission engine is obviously better for the environment and it seems that some greener individuals are pulled in on that factor alone. Some people may fail to make the connection between the electric in their house and the CO2 emitting power stations used to generate it.
Other pulling factors could include the zero road tax to be paid by all electric car owners as well as the zero noise pollution caused by electric cars. These are all valid factors, but why have we not all turned to the side of the electric car?
There are a few reasons against the purchase of the electric car, the initial price for one and the stunted speed for another, but in times of economic downfall, it seems that many people simply can’t afford to buy a new car at all.
Many more people are buying used cars over the more expensive option and this is facilitated by many more people trying to sell their old car in an attempt to make a little money.
If you are looking to sell your car, either for the purchase of an electric car, a used car or simply to make some money you can get a free car valuation with Auto Trader. You can then peruse all of the cars on offer and make your own mind up about the electric models. They may not have convinced everyone so far but slowly but surely they will rise in popularity as they have done over the last few years.
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