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Why Go Electric

The rise of electric car sales has seen tremendous growth in recent years and with the UK committed to stopping sales of pure petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030, electric vehicles will become the cars we will all drive in the future.

By March 2021, there were already more than 150 EV models in the UK and this number is constantly rising as manufacturers add to their electric vehicle ranges. Currently one in three cars available to buy now is zero-emission capable.

A survey from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) by Savanta ComRes confirms keen interest from consumers in this technology with drivers most attracted to the lower running costs (41%) and chance to improve the environment (29%).

The survey found the biggest factors holding buyers back are higher purchase prices (52%), lack of local charging points (44%) and fear of being caught short on longer journeys (38%). While, encouragingly, a third (37%) are optimistic about buying a full EV by 2025.

So we know that motorists are keen to make the switch but drivers do have concerns, so at Hendy EV you are now in the right place to learn more about the future of motoring, and we are here to help you every step of the way.

Let's start by looking at the benefits of driving an electric car.

Environment

One of the key reasons to own and run an electric car is to help the environment and they play a key role in improving air quality, particularly in more built-up cities and towns.

Tailpipe emissions are zero which means that driving electric is good for the planet and for people's health.

Running costs

Charging your car is cheaper than filling a petrol or diesel vehicle.

The level of savings depends on where you charge your car. It is cheapest to charge up at home and Hendy EV can help customers through its partnership with Zoom EV which gives customers access to lower energy tariffs.

Driving into cities like London or Oxford is free and there is zero vehicle tax on fully electric cars as this charge is based on CO2 emissions. There is also a discount for hybrid vehicles.

Running costs are another area of savings for electric car owners. With less moving parts compared to petrol and diesel cars the servicing costs are lower.

Company car drivers can also make taxation savings if they drive electric as the government continues to offer incentives for people to make the electric switch.

Performance

Electric cars are not just good for the environment they are extremely responsive with maximum torque from standstill. While this is not necessarily the top priority for drivers it illustrates the technology available from EVs.

Additional benefits from Hendy EV

Hendy has joined forces with Zoom EV to offer electric vehicle customers a host of benefits to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Customers will receive a benefits package which gives access to a range of discounts on public and home charging, as well as EV energy tariffs and nationwide parking.