Electromobility – Synonym of Progress and Sustainable Environment
Why you should switch to electromobility
1. Lower operating costs
Recharging is much cheaper than refuelling petrol or diesel. The average electricity price in Europe is about EUR 0.20/kWh at normal rates. The consumption of most popular electric vehicles is around 15 kWh/100 km, which means the costs of EUR 3/100 km. But major electricity suppliers provide their customers with special rates for charging their electric vehicles offering low rates for at least 8 hours between 6 PM and 8 AM. These rates reduce recharging costs by half and you can use lower prices for the entire household, too.
2. Lower service costs
Electric vehicles have fewer components and they are less prone to failure. There is less risk of expensive part replacements, such as solid particles filters, fuel injectors, valve trains and other engine parts subject to frequent wear. Service costs also do not include oil, oil filter and spark changes, and you will save on emission measurements, too. The only things you have to deal with when servicing your electric vehicle will be the brakes, which, thanks to recuperation, are not stressed as much as in cars with internal combustion engines, then the brake fluid and tires.
3. Insurance and other fees
Further savings can be found in car insurance. Electric vehicles are covered under the lowest rates for vehicles with engine capacity under 1000 cc. And when used for business, electric vehicles have discounted or free road tax and highway fees.
4. Easier “refuelling”
When you buy a home charging station, you get the convenience of having a “filling station” always available in your own garage. You do not have to drive to a petrol station and think about when to refuel your car to go to work next day without any worries. Simply recharge your car in the place where you park it, which does not cost you any extra time.
Say goodbye to oil and petrol stains on your hands, or dirty trunk mats when refilling AdBlue. Recharging is much cleaner and more comfortable.
6. Minimum noise
Electric vehicles are so quiet that, for safety of other road users, particularly pedestrians and cyclists, they have to make some noise independently of their electric engines. You will appreciate that especially when you want to have a talk inside your car; engine roaring will not make your head hurt even after a long journey; and you will also help to reduce the total noise level in cities.
Nowadays, road transportation is one of the main factors ruining our environment. The most significant negative impacts include discharging harmful substances into the air and noise. It is estimated to cause 18% of air pollution in Europe, in big cities even more than 50%. Reducing the impacts of road transportation requires extremely high external costs, for example, connected with building noise barriers and curing people suffering from noise pollution and allergies caused by polluted air. It is also very demanding on fossil fuel consumption, especially crude oil. Therefore, switching to electromobility is now the only effective way to mitigate and slow down the impacts of road transportation on the environment we live in.
8. New smart technologies
With an electric vehicle, you can download special applications to your smartphone enabling you to arrange your electric vehicle to be charged at low rates, to check the current battery status and expected driving range and to help you plan longer journeys requiring recharging on the way.