The increased sales of electric cars in the UK, has resulted in increasing enquiries for electric vehicles. For many, electric cars are still a ‘new concept’, with much confusion on which type of electric vehicle to buy. There are numerous blogs on the ‘types of electric cars’ in the e-zoomed Electric Living blog. We would recommend you read these in detail. There are a number of different types of electric vehicles, sometimes referred to as ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs). However, the two most popular types of EVs, are battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). BEVs are sometimes also referred to as pure electric cars or all-electric cars i.e. these electric vehicles do not have an internal combustion engine (ICE). These electric cars are zero-emission i.e. they release no tailpipe emissions or harmful pollutants. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are low emission EVs, but have both an internal combustion engine and electric battery. The zero-emission driving range of a PHEVs depends on the EV model, but is usually up to 30 miles on the electric battery. However, the UK government’s plug-in car grant (PiCG) is only for battery electric vehicles and not for PHEVs. Apart from the above, hydrogen fuelled cars are also pure electric vehicles, in that, these EVs do not emit pollutants or emissions. Hydrogen fuelled cars are also known as fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and are also approved for the government grant. It is clear that consumers seeking to buy electric cars in the UK have increased, with the introduction of new electric cars, along with improved public charging infrastructure. A number of online searches seek to either finance or lease a new electric car. However, we caution potential buyers who seek the cheapest electric car finance or electric car lease deals to be cautious and to read the small print. We also caution individuals seeking to buy the cheapest electric car, that the ‘cheapest’ is not always the most ‘value’. Consumers need to assess carefully, among other things, the reviews on the electric vehicle, the ‘real world’ range performance of the EV battery and residual values (RVs). You can read more about this in the e-zoomed blog. We at e-zoomed are well placed to assist potential buyers in understanding the pros and cons of EV models and sourcing competitively priced electric cars and financing via our partners. And for those still trying to answer the question, ‘should I buy an electric car’, we are again well placed to give you a detailed introduction to the world of zero-emission driving and also help you compare electric cars in detail. We have also published numerous articles on the e-zoomed blog on ‘which electric cars to buy’. In fact, we can assist you with all types of electric vehicles to include electric vans, electric scooters and e-bikes. So, get in touch, and let us help you learn, compare, finance and buy your perfect electric car. As e-zoomed is a comprehensive electric vehicle platform, we can also assist you in buying competitively priced electric car insurance, EV breakdown cover, EV home charging point and green energy.
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