The emergence of the electric car in the market has arrived with force and the forecasts about their future are quite good.
Despite the doubts that it initially generated, given its multiple benefits, more and more drivers are deciding to opt for sustainable mobility. If in your case you are still not completely convinced, from here we are going to show you some key elements that will make you think seriously about your purchase.
Why buy an electric car?
One of the main advantages of buying an electric car is its absence of emissions, although we have to tell you that it is not the only one. Some of the reasons why users decide to bet on the change have to do with tax benefits, saving money, free parking and more.
From here we want to explain the five advantages linked to the electric car so that you get an approximate idea of its full potential.
1- Less pollution
Indeed, electric cars that run on batteries do not emit any polluting gases (nitrogen oxide or CO2) during the time they circulate on the road. For this reason, the General Directorate of Traffic has created the Zero Emissions label with which it intends to distinguish them from combustion cars.
The gases expelled into the atmosphere by conventional vehicles, the result of the combustion of energy, are an evil for the environment and our health. By not emitting these chemical compounds, electric cars do not need an exhaust pipe, something that significantly reduces noise pollution.
2- Price of the recharge
The difference in cost per kilometer between combustion and electric vehicles is considerable, becoming one of the main advantages that drivers contemplate when replacing their old car.
As an interesting detail, if an efficient conventional vehicle spends about € 6 per 100 kilometers, an electric car will barely spend € 1.5. This is because the price of fuel is higher compared to the price of electricity.
To the price of recharging we must also add maintenance, clearly lower in the case of electric cars. Keep in mind that they have simpler mechanics that do not require as many parts as in the case of combustion vehicles. This means that it tends to break down less frequently and that it does not need as many spare parts.
3- Zero restrictions to enter large cities
Pollution damages air quality and, therefore, the health of the inhabitants. That is why many cities have created a series of protocols to pollute less once the measurements exceed the maximum allowed.
One of the advantages of the electric car is its permissibility when it comes to circulating freely in the city without having to face any type of environmental restriction. In this way, there are specific areas through which combustion cars cannot circulate.
In the case of Madrid, for example, the area to carry it out is Madrid Central, an area of almost 5 square kilometers that includes popular neighborhoods such as Sol, Embajadores, Cortes, Universidad or Justicia. Although the downtown district may seem too large an area to make this type of restrictions, the truth is that it is very small if we take into account other European cities such as London.
In this way, only vehicles that carry a zero emissions badge can enter this area of the capital in an unlimited way, while vehicles with an ECO sticker will be able to access it for two hours.
In addition to the increase in charging stations that continues to grow and alternatives such as the portable electric car charger, which you can use wherever you go, we must highlight the free parking in SER zones (regulated parking) and exemptions in municipal taxes, two more attractions of the electric car.
4- An electric car offers smooth driving and superb performance
Compared to conventional vehicles, electric cars have a fairly smooth and quiet driving. When accelerating they offer an immediate response, so they respond better in their start-up with respect to those of combustion.
As we have mentioned before, they do not need as many parts as conventional ones, such as gearbox or transmission tunnel, hence their interior space is wider. The battery system is quite large, but being at the bottom, it does not affect the trunk and internal capacity.
5- Aid and tax advantages
The Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge decided to create the Moves Plan in 2019. It is a plan endowed with aid to encourage the purchase of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles with subsidies from the State. It also grants aid to install new charging points or wallbox at home.
One of the most important tax advantages with which users can benefit is the Registration Tax: having a zero emission level, they are exempt from paying it.
We hope that this post has helped you to know the advantages of an electric car in your day to day and has convinced you to replace your current vehicle with an electric one and thus move towards sustainability.