When you decide to drive an EV over an internal combustion engine vehicle you are helping to reduce harmful air pollution from exhaust emissions. An EV has zero localised exhaust emissions, making your roads and carparks much saver environments. EV’s still have environmental impacts via electricity generation as well as during their manufacturing process. Due to centralised nature of both these activities, regulations and controls are implemented faster and can have an near immediate effect.
Better for our health
Reduced exhaust emissions is good news for our health and BEV’s emit no exhaust emmisions. EVs are also quieter than petrol/diesel cars, which means less noise pollution.
PV systems can charge EV’s during the day, you can reduce your greenhouse gas emissions even further. Energy Customers can also purchase GreenPower from electricity retailers. I this way, when users recharge EV’s from the electricity grid, the electricity is coming from renewable energy sources.
EVs are Cheaper to run
Even factoring electricity, the costs to charge an EV is around 30-40% less than the the typical cost to use petrol for a similar sized vehicle driving the same distance. The cost will be lower with well-designed systems that can combine technologies and utilise intelligent connected solutions.
EVs are cheaper to maintain
Typically battery type EVs utilise far fewer moving parts than a conventional petrol/diesel car. As such servicing is relatively easy and is far cheaper than most internal combustion vehicles.