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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.


Research from the Society of Manufacturers and Traders in May 2023 revealed that drivers in Britain have seen their choice of battery electric cars quadruple in the last five years.


The rise has been driven by manufacturers committing to delivering the UK’s ambition of being the first major car market to go zero emission.


And it is this increased choice which has inspired more than three quarters of a million drivers to make the switch to electric vehicles with BEV registrations up more than a quarter from this time last year (April 2022 to April 20223).


By the middle of 2023 there were already more than 300 EV models in the UK and this number is constantly rising as manufacturers add to their electric vehicle ranges. Electrified vehicles now comprise almost two thirds of models available.


The SMMT also says that those going fully electric can also do so with ever greater confidence. As the technology continues to develop, battery range has expanded. The average distance an electric car can travel on a single charge is now 236 miles, while for new models coming to the market for the first time in 2023, it is almost 300 miles – around three times the average distance driven per week. Models are also available with ranges in excess of 450 miles.


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.



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

Despite rising electricity costs, charging your car is cheaper than filling a petrol or diesel vehicle.

Zap-Map says that despite a 15 per cent increase in the price of public charging, most EV drivers can still save more than £400 a year on charging costs.

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 until April 2025 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.




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.




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The top five electric vehicles registered in 2022


1 Tesla Model Y

2 Tesla Model 3

3 Kia e-Niro

4 Volkswagen ID.3

5 Nissan LEAF


7 Polestar 2

8 MG 5

9 BMW i4

10 Audi Q4 e-tron