Let’s take a look at some of the electric cars we insure at Veygo!
So, speaking of Elon Musk and his brand, let’s begin with Tesla. Being one of the first big names on the market and fully electric they’re considered a pioneer of mass-producing electric cars. They’ve been so successful with the cars that they’ve branched out into other fields of clean electricity!
One of the more popular fully electric models that Renault do is the Zoe, there are plenty of different types of the ‘Zoe’ to choose from and it has also been voted ‘What Car?’ “Best Small Electric Car for Value 2021″
BMW has been a giant in the car industry for years and when it comes to electric cars, there’s no change! After the popularity of Tesla’s, BMW jumped on the bandwagon and released the ever-popular hybrid.. BMW i8.
Having sold the most popular car across Europe, Volkswagen has certainly earned their name, as per their ‘classic’ range, you’re able to get all the excitement of their mechanical range within their electric range.
A great option for those who are looking to get into driving electric, but don’t want to pay the prices of other brands like BMW and Audi. Launching their first line of electric cars in 2014 it only took them 4 years to win an award for ‘car of the year’ with What Car?.
E-trons.. Audi’s futuristic-sounding line of electric cars. Again, like Volkswagen, it’s everything you could ask from their combustion engines, in their CO2 free engines. Audi is a great option for electric cars as not only do you get the zero-emission engines, but you also get a sleek and stylish looking vehicle.
Why electric cars?
As previously mentioned the planet is warming up and running out of oil, so everyone is looking to cut back on their carbon footprint. One way for everyone to be able to achieve this is by swapping out fossil fuels for renewable energy.
- At home and on the go charging
- Much cleaner energy and fewer emissions
- Savings made on tax and fuel
- Typically more advanced features
- Futuristic, you’re keeping up with the world
- Cleaner conscience (and air quality)
- Less risk of things going wrong/less maintenance
- Better take-off performance
- On the longest journeys, you may struggle to find a charging outlet
- Time to refuel is much longer than fossil fuels
- Currently more expensive to purchase than a fossil fuel car
- Arguably not as nice as the classic cars (despite classic models being remade with a battery)
- Some electric cars will ask you to unlock hardware features on the cars to increase performance.
Incentives for going electric
Similar to the pros of going electric, there are some serious incentives for getting a ‘green’ car, some are as follows;
You’ll be given a discount from the vehicle manufacturer or dealership off the total price of the car when purchasing. To find out more about the grants for your low-emission car visit GOV.uk.
Very similar to the grant incentive by GOV.UK, this roadmap intends to get all cars zero emissions from the tailpipe by 2035, so by purchasing electric now you get ahead of the game!
The features that come with an electric car aren’t just driving benefits, you also have a great console to control your car from, wirelessly or whilst in the car. Tesla to name one of the few are mounted with a 17″ tablet, and it’s not just a sat-nav or movie player like most cars, it has the full capability of a pc being able to access all the car’s features.