Is it the perfect time to switch to an EV?

As EV sales approach a tipping point, the resale value of your petrol car could plummet and government subsidies might be discontinued – so is this the perfect time to switch to an EV?

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Is it the perfect time to switch to an EV?
Is it the perfect time to switch to an EV

Electric vehicles (EVs) are on the rise – we’ll soon reach a tipping point where sales outnumber those of internal combustion engine (ICE) cars. But you might want to make the switch sooner than that, for three reasons:

  • Resale value on your ICE car - As new restrictions come into place on ICE cars, demand will go down. If you’re still holding on to your petrol car, the resale value may fall through the floor. Selling it over the next 12 months could mean you still get a decent sale price. If you wait too long, it’s possible nobody will want to buy it.
  • Government incentives - Governments around the globe are making a big push toward decarbonisation, with incentives for buying and/or charging EVs. Why not take advantage of these incentives while they’re available? Once the uptake of EVs is high enough, governments will stop using the carrot and start using the stick – no more incentives, and penalties for manufacturers that import ICE cars.
  • Fuel prices - Energy instability has pushed fuel prices to new highs. Even if the cost of petrol and diesel isn’t at its peak, it remains a significant cost for most households and businesses. The cost of electricity hasn’t risen nearly as much – and massive investment in sustainable energy should help the cost of renewable energy to keep coming down.

EVs for your business

Why not analyse the cost of switching your business vehicles to EVs? For cars, it might be battery electric or hybrid options. You might be eligible for incentives on the purchase or on installing chargers at your home or workplace.

We can help you run a cost-benefit analysis, or let you know what subsidies might be available to you – just get in touch, we’d love to talk to you about your business vehicles.

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