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Top 5 Tuesdays: 5 Reasons To Buy An Electric Car

July 14, 2015


It’s Tuesday and here at the Car Loan Warehouse, that can only mean one thing: we’re back with another Top 5 lineup. From the Nissan Leaf to the Volkswagen e-Up!, there’s an exciting range of electric vehicles (EV) out there – and today, we’re telling you why you should consider buying an electric car of your very own.

With electric cars for sale from as little as £12k – you can save your pocket and the planet. Want to find out more? Let’s dive in.

Volkswagen e-up

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1. Low running costs

While purchase prices might be higher than conventional cars, there are flexible electric car finance options available to suit any make, model and budget. Once you’ve secured finance for your EV, rock-bottom charging prices will help you keep costs low – and fewer mechanical parts mean there is less chance of faults resulting in unexpected fees.

2. Benefits to the planet

The most obvious reason for buying an EV is its contribution to reducing your carbon footprint. If you’re interested in taking a greener approach to driving, electric motors provide a more efficient way of powering your car. While they still use a percentage of fossil fuels, EVs run on a lot less energy than conventional engines – meaning you get more for your money and do your bit for the planet, too

3. Better driving experience

When it comes to driving, electric cars produce minimal noise and provide an all-round smoother driving experience. Whether you’re looking for a small car to make city parking a breeze or you need a reliable ride to cover long distances, most modern electric cars are multifunctional and cater to urban and motorway driving.

4. Low maintenance

As mentioned further up, fewer moving parts will result in fewer mechanical problems – which means keeping on top of the maintenance of your electric car shouldn’t be too difficult. And thanks to less movement, the risk of wear and tear is dramatically reduced in electric cars. Convenience is also a major benefit when it comes to EVs. Not only will you avoid time at the petrol pump, but domestic electric outlets allow you to charge your car from home – saving you the trip to the petrol station altogether!

5. The future

Owners of EVs no longer need to worry that they’ll be in the minority, as electric cars are moving more and more into a mainstream market. Whether you opt for an all-electric car or a hybrid, EVs are now designed to pack a powerful punch – making them practical, as well as comfortable to drive.

Electric car finance

Nissan Leaf

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If you’re still struggling to decide which is the best electric car for you, check out our reviews of 2015’s best electric cars. Once you decide on your ideal EV, the Car Loan Warehouse can help you match its price tag. Apply now to discover our electric car finance options or check out our car finance calculator for an instant quote.


About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.