Have you been hearing about the benefits of luxury electric car ownership for a couple of years now and you’re finally ready to take the plunge? Have you decided to purchase your first-ever luxury electric car? In terms of energy efficiency, it’s a great move, as you’ll be doing your part to lessen your carbon footprint, but it’s also important to note electric car ownership does come with caveats.
Let’s take a look at some of the most important tips for those buying their first luxury electric car.
What To Do About Charging Your Car?
One of the biggest questions people have when purchasing their first electric vehicle is how long it takes to charge their car. Getting petrol isn’t something you even think twice about, you know where to find it and you know your tank can be filled in a matter of a few minutes. Electric car charging isn’t the same, but that doesn’t mean it’s difficult. This is exactly why experts recommend you look into charging times first before you purchase a car. As ElectriX points out in the linked article, charging an electric car differs based on the make, model, and age of the vehicle.
Is It Hard to Find Charging Stations in the UK?
The other important factor is where to charge your car. While you’ll most definitely want to have a charge port installed in your home, you will still need to use charging stations from time to time. The good news is that there is a push to replace traditional petrol vehicles with electric cars instead, which means there are plans to build more charge stations.
Currently, the plan, or vision, is that there will be 300,000 charge stations available for drivers by 2030 across the UK. That is quite the jump from the 29,600 that were available in February 2022. As an electric vehicle driver, this means life will only get easier and more convenient when it comes to finding charge points.
The Batteries are Improving
It should be noted that there has been a lot of focus on electric car batteries in making them more powerful and able to hold a charge longer. While they still aren’t perfect, these advancements make the electric car lifestyle more realistic for drivers.
Servicing Your Luxury Electric Car Can be Cheaper
Here’s a benefit that many aren’t aware of, the inner workings of electric vehicles mean maintenance and service tend to be much cheaper. So not only will you be able to “fuel” your car for less money, but you’ll also be able to service it cheaper.
Choose from More Makes and Models
And if you were under the impression that there aren’t a lot of makes and models to choose from its time to think again. As electric vehicles grow in popularity, the options grow, and you’ve now got many different models to choose from.
It’s Time to Take the Plunge?
These are some of the tips that can make purchasing your first electric car smoother and much less intimidating.
Leading image courtesy of Unsplash. Other imagery courtesy of Genesis / Tesla.