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5 good reasons to get an electric car on subscription

Is it time to get an EV on subscription? See the top five reasons.
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  • EVs can help you reduce your carbon footprint and improve air quality in big cities.
  • More premium electric cars are very enjoyable to drive with their instant torque.
  • You can subscribe to an EV without the long-term commitment.

There are many reasons to subscribe an electric car. Some people make the switch because they are worried about the environment and want to do their part in reducing emissions.

Others choose electric cars for the financial benefits - they can save a lot of money on fuel and maintenance costs. And then there are the drivers who love the raw performance of electric cars.

In fact, according to the Office of National Statistics, over half of younger drivers are likely to switch to an electric car in the next decade

Whatever your reasons, we can all agree that electric cars are becoming more popular every day. In this guide, we will explore the top 5 reasons to subscribe an electric car!

1. Reduce your carbon footprint

The first reason to subscribe to an EV is that you can reduce your carbon footprint. Electric cars produce zero emissions, which means they are much better for the environment than your usual ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles.

This is particularly important in congested areas, such as city centres, as smog is more likely to be produced. Lower emissions also result in reduced vehicle tax (excise duty) here in the UK and exemption from the London Congestion Charge.

beThere's some debate around how exactly efficient EVs are because they still need to be manufactured somewhere, and their batteries require materials that may not always come from sustainable resources.

We can all agree though, that ditching your regular car, and maybe subscribing to an EV, can be a step in the right direction.

2. Save money on fuel

Another benefit of owning an electric car is that you can save a lot of money on fuel and maintenance costs. The average price per litre in the UK at the time of writing this article is around 1.48p. Plus, you can get a very cheap EV electricity tariff for your home saving you up to 85% when compared to filling up your diesel or petrol car.

If we take into account the range estimates for our top three EVs - Tesla Model S, Porsche Taycan Turbo and Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive - and do some basic maths, we can see that you would save around £870 a year on fuel costs. Check out some of the best electric cars on subscription.

That's not to mention the reduced maintenance costs for electric cars. There are far fewer things that can go wrong with an EV than there are with a regular car.

Electric cars don’t need oil filters and have no cambelts or other items that can be fairly expensive to replace. The usual things which require maintenance are the battery, the electric drive train and the cables used to charge the vehicle. That's all, of course, taken care of by the subscription provider. There's also obviously the usual stuff like tyres, break pads and windscreen wipers and usual wear and tear.

3. Enjoy the performance of an electric vehicle

A third reason to subscribe is that you can enjoy the raw performance of electric cars. Electric motors provide instantaneous torque, which means they are able to accelerate much faster than regular petrol or diesel engines.

This makes them great for city driving and for overtaking on the motorway. Tackling the tight corners and short straights of city centre circuits are much easier, even maybe even enjoyable and safer! Tesla cars well-known for their acceleration, but Polestars are quickly catching up to them!

In addition to this, electric cars are much quieter than their petrol or diesel counterparts because they have fewer moving parts and can be designed to be more aerodynamic.

This makes them a great option for those who want to avoid the noise and pollution of traditional cars.

And with Tesla's promise to bring in active noise cancelling to their cars, you can be sure driving in one will be even quieter!

4. Support the growth of the electric vehicle industry

The fourth reason to subscribe an electric car is that you can support the growth of the electric vehicle industry.

As more people make the switch from petrol or diesel to electric, manufacturers are able to invest more money in developing new and exciting technology for these vehicles. This helps create a better world for all of us, and future generations!

The new car sales market in the UK is also seeing a healthy recovery with rising new EV registrations.

The electric car industry is growing at an unprecedented rate, and with new models being released all the time, it's only going to get bigger. Why not subscribe to an EV today and be part of this exciting movement?

5. It's easy to subscribe to an EV without any long-term commitments

An electric car subscription is probably the easiest way to try driving and owning an electric car. Unlike a lease, you don't have to make any long-term commitments. You pay one, all-inclusive monthly fee which includes your tax, maintenance and servicing, insurance and (sometimes) your charging.

You can usually cancel your subscription at any time.

This means that if you're on the fence about going electric, it's easy to give it a try without any risk. Companies like Onto and elmo really focus on electric vehicles so you may want to start browsing for available subscription cars now.

Starting is easy and you can subscribe to an electric car because of all the reasons mentioned above. Electric cars are, without a doubt, the future of motoring, so make the switch today and be a part of this exciting movement!

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