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The benefits of electric cars: a complete guide

March 14, 2023

The benefits of electric cars: a comprehensive guide 

Electric cars, or electric vehicles (EVs), are a great method for saving money on your monthly vehicle motoring costs.

They’re also great for the environment, very convenient, and offer you the latest in cutting-edge vehicle technology - such as efficient electric motors and a smoother, quieter, driving experience. 

Our guide covers the wide-reaching benefits of electric cars. 

Take a read to learn all that you need to know to make an informed choice, so you can find the freedom to change and go electric.

The electric car revolution: why you should be a part of it

Making the change to a more sustainable future is easier when you choose an EV.  

As of the end of January 2023, there were more than 680,000 battery-electric vehicles in the UK - a growth of 40% from 2021. With a market share of 13% of all new car registrations, electric cars are clearly here to stay.  

Choosing a flexible electric car subscription allows you to see if an EV fits your life - with the freedom to change your mind whenever you need to. For example, an all-inclusive rolling contract for an electric car includes everything in the monthly fee - tax, insurance, servicing, new tyres, breakdown cover, and maintenance too. 

Environmental benefits of electric cars 

One of the biggest advantages of electric cars is that they produce zero emissions while driving. 

This means that they don't contribute to air pollution or greenhouse gas emissions, which are major contributors to climate change. Zero emissions while driving and reduced dependence on fossil fuels and noise pollution make electric cars an attractive alternative to gas-powered cars. 

By driving an EV, you’ll also eliminate Clean Air Zones fees and you’ll often find free, priority, or dedicated EV parking bays, too - all extra bonuses.

Because electric cars are more energy-efficient than petrol-powered cars, they use less energy to travel the same distance. In turn, this reduces the amount of energy needed to power transportation and helps to conserve natural resources.

Research suggests that under EV adoption, there could be a 22-36% decrease in overall greenhouse gas emissions. 

It’s clear that by driving an electric car, you can simultaneously reduce your carbon footprint significantly and help to protect the environment.

Financial benefits of electric cars 

Electric cars are generally cheaper to operate than their petrol-powered counterparts. The savings are even more substantial when EV drivers can charge at home with access to an off-peak overnight electricity tariff. 

Electricity is much cheaper than fuel, and electric cars typically require less maintenance due to fewer moving parts. For instance, electric cars do not require spark plug replacements, transmission repairs, or oil changes. 

The increasing demand for eco-friendly transportation has seen government grants offered as an incentive to help individuals and businesses buy electric vehicles or install charging points. 

Subsidies and tax incentives for electric cars include lower or zero vehicle excise duty (VED) and exemption from road fund licences (RFL). 

Although in some cases electric cars are more expensive to buy upfront, this cost difference can be commonly offset by significantly less fuel and ongoing maintenance costs. 

Electric cars tend to hold their value better than petrol-powered cars due to newer and more advanced technology. This can result in a higher resale value for the electric car, which can also offset the higher initial purchase price. In addition, electric car depreciation tends to be at a slower rate, since they have a longer lifespan and are less affected by changes in petrol prices.

A Drive Fuze EV car subscription is simple - just one, all-inclusive rolling contract, one monthly fee, and a low upfront payment is all you need to think about. Drive Fuze takes care of the rest - insurance, tax, new tyres, servicing, breakdown cover, and maintenance. All you need to do is add electricity. 

With Drive Fuze, you can try new electric cars whenever you like. No unforeseen bills, no hassle, no long-term commitments. Just the freedom to move forward by getting out on the road with your electric car. 

Convenience benefits of electric cars 

Electric cars give you the convenience of quick and easy charging. Check out this interactive charging cost calculator.

Charging your vehicle at home - providing you have a driveway or other means of connecting your EV to a power supply - means that you can wake up to a fully charged car every day, with no trips to the petrol station. 

With a Drive Fuze electric car subscription, maintenance and insurance is included, as well as roadside assistance, with your choice of a variety of electric cars. A car subscription can eliminate the hassle of car ownership - making electric cars a more accessible and flexible option for you. 

Performance benefits of electric cars 

Electric cars offer instant torque, meaning you can accelerate quickly and smoothly from a stop. This can be particularly useful when merging onto highways or in stop-and-go traffic.

Because electric cars are generally quieter, they deliver a smoother ride than petrol-powered cars, due to fewer moving parts and no combustion engine. This can make for a more enjoyable driving experience.

Innovative technology of electric cars 

Innovative technology means that modern electric cars can typically travel over 200 miles on a single charge, and some models can go over 300 miles. The development of faster charging technology has also improved the performance of electric cars. Today, there are fast-charging stations that can charge an electric car in just 30 minutes or less. 

Some electric cars are also equipped with regenerative braking, which captures energy from the brakes and uses it to charge the battery. Advancements in battery technology and charging infrastructure have led to different charging options, increased range and faster charging times. 

By choosing an electric vehicle car subscription, you gain access to the latest technology and models. 

Electric cars and car subscription - The way of the future 

Choosing to drive an electric car delivers on all counts - flexibility, convenience, cost-saving, and environmentally-friendly to mention just a few. 

A Drive Fuze car subscription is a flexible and cost-effective option for experiencing the benefits of electric cars. Choose the duration of your subscription and switch between different electric car models whenever you need or want to. 

Unlike purchasing or leasing a car, an electric car subscription allows you to avoid long-term commitments - a great option if you’re not sure about committing to electric car ownership.

Check out our wide range of electric vehicles and uncover the freedom to live life as you want with a Drive Fuze car subscription. Learn more about a flexible, all-inclusive electric car subscription today.