Sales of EVs are booming! In 2021, over 305,000 electric vehicles were registered in the UK. That’s an increase of 74% on 2020 sales. Overall, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) made up over 11% of all new car sales with hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) making up 7%. This means that 18% of all new cars in 2021 were electric! This growth is expected to accelerate in the coming years as the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars draws closer. As an experienced EV charger installation company in Aberdeen, we have seen a significant switch to electric cars. This might be due to the price of new EVs being accessible to more people.

Cost of EVs

Although electric cars are still substantially more expensive to buy new than petrol or diesel ones, the gap is closing. Some people even predict that within 5 years there will be price parity! Leasing is also becoming extremely popular as a way to own an electric car. This is helped by the fact that some EV models on the cheaper end of the scale can now be leased for the same price as cheaper petrol cars.

10 of the cheapest EVs in 2022

  1. Smart EQ ForFour
  2. Smart EQ ForTwo
  3. Mazda MX-30
  4. Fiat 500 Electric
  5. Nissan Leaf
  6. Vauxhall Corsa-e
  7. MINI Electric
  8. MG ZS EV
  9. MG 5 SW EV
  10. Renault ZOE

Choice of EVs

With most traditional manufacturers now focusing on electric, the choice of EVs is growing fast.  As improvements in vehicle specifications, battery range and charging speed are developed, new models will be released at pace.

Best Selling EVs of 2021

  1. Tesla Model 3
  2. Kia e-Niro
  3. Volkswagen 1D.3
  4. Nissan Leaf
  5. Audi E-tron
  6. Hyundai Kona Electric
  7. Mini Electric
  8. Renault Zoe
  9. Vauxhall Corsa
  10. MG ZS EV

Why an EV could be right for you

Many people are still not convinced about moving to electric. However, if you mainly use your car for commuting short distances every day and have charging facilities at your work or home, an EV could be right for you. This is because they

  • Are cheap to run compared to petrol and diesel
  • Benefit from discounted road tax
  • Have fewer working parts so there are fewer things to go wrong
  • Benefit from ongoing improvement in battery life. Some EVs now have a range of 300 miles
  • Many towns and cities offer  free or reduced parking facilities for electric vehicles

Installing an EV Charger at home

If you have decided to buy an EV, the next step is to decide if you want to install a home EV charger. The main benefit of an EV charging point at home is convenience. It offers a quick, cheap and safe way to charge your EV from the comfort of your own home. To find out the costs involved you should get in touch with your local EV charger Installer. They will carry out a site survey and then explain the type of EV charger that is right for your property and the cost of installation. They will also have the latest information on government grants to help with installation costs and how to apply for them.

North East Electrical Vehicle Charging is a leading EV charger installer for homes and businesses in Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland. If you need any help or advice get in touch or give us a call on 01224 953659