Hybrid and Electric Cars
Reasons to drive an Electric or Hybrid car
REDUCED FUEL COSTS
Hybrid and electric cars use much less or even no petrol or diesel fuel at all, cutting your running costs. In terms of electric cars a full charge from empty to full could cost less than a pound for the electricity. It is certainly unlikely to cost more than £3.40 per full charge, which will give you 100 miles range. This is less than the cost of the same journey in a petrol or diesel car.
FEWER EMISSIONS (AND LOWER ROAD TAX)
The slow slip rates of hybrid and electric cars reduces the number of greenhouse gases they produce. This is particularly useful in urban areas where gridlocked traffic can create smog as a result of the build-up of atmospheric pollutants. Lower emissions also mean lower road tax (vehicle excise duty) and exemption from the London Congestion Charge.
It’s true that the expensive technologies in hybrid cars mean they do cost more to buy than a normal car. But this extra cost is mitigated by government tax incentives to encourage people to buy more environmentally friendly cars. Electric car salary sacrifice scheme benefits >>