While the offer is constantly evolving, the electric car adapts to many needs. But is it really for you?
Whereas they were still rare a few years ago, electric cars are now everywhere. It’s very simple, it is difficult to go out in the street without crossing one or more, especially if you live in town. It must be said that at present, the choice is increasingly wide, while manufacturers now offer at least one model. City cars, sedans or SUVs, there is something for everyone, and above all, for all needs. If you are looking to change your car, this type of engine could therefore be quite suitable for you, provided you take stock of what you want and on certain details. Indeed, electric is not always suitable for everyone, and some will have done better to opt for a plug-in hybrid vehicle, which meets other types of needs. That’s good, because some manufacturers, like MINI, offer these two alternatives.
The main question to ask yourself is whether the electric car is made for you or not, it is above all to know if you have a charging solution at home or at your place of work. It can simply be a domestic socket, although the best thing is still to be equipped with a Wallbox, allowing faster charging. It will also be necessary to determine the number of kilometers traveled, and if you need to make long journeys regularly. In this case, make sure that the vehicle you want is compatible with charging on fast terminals, which will then allow you to recover a lot of autonomy in a very short time during your trip. The ideal therefore remains to know whether the electric car will be your main or secondary car, which will give you an idea of the budget you want to devote to the purchase.
A cost effective solution
If an electric car generally costs a little more to buy than a similar thermal model, be aware that the main advantage of this engine remains its savings in use. Indeed, on occasion, it will then pay for itself in only around 6,000 kilometres, a figure which nevertheless varies according to the make and model, but which remains very low. If you choose new, be aware that in just four years of ownership, the zero-emission car will cost you less than a petrol one. A detail that is interesting to say the least, which is explained in particular by the savings made on fuel, the costs of which were 75% lower. In addition, maintenance is 20% less expensive than for a thermal car, due to the absence of wearing parts to change in the engine, among other things.
All this, of course, without mentioning the significant tax advantages, with the ecological bonus, while the gray card is often free or reduced by 50%. You will also benefit from the Crit’Air 0 sticker, allowing you to drive in the ZFE even in the event of a pollution peak, while enjoying driving comfort that you will not find on a thermal vehicle.