Here is the fact – and we are all going to have to get used to the idea! Petrol and diesel vehicles are on the way out. Yes, it seems strange when we have millions of them on our roads – at the end of June 2019, there were 38.7 million of them in the UK, most of which were cars.
But they are coming to the end of the road (sorry about that!).
However, it is true. In response to the necessity to care for our environment, Scotland is phasing out the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2032. Kaput. Finished. End of.
Here is the good news: you won’t have to walk. We are all going to be driving electric cars. And actually, that is not so strange. If you can remember 20 or 25 years ago, our milk used to be delivered in glass bottles six days a week by a milkman driving – an electric vehicle!
Some people who are replacing their cars with new are already buying either fully electric cars or hybrids. Good for them. They are helping the environment and helping themselves. We are sure that you can see they are helping the environment, but how are they helping themselves?
Simple: electric cars cost a LOT less to run than petrol or diesel. Furthermore, they don’t need all the servicing that petrol and diesel need such as oil changes, new spark plugs, and so on. In fact, an electric car probably costs around half the cost of petrol or diesel.
Of course, up until now, the worry has been how far a car will run on a full charge of the battery and how long it will take to charge it. Things are moving rapidly forward, and the charging times are becoming lower and the distances longer.
Better still, at present, you can get an OLEV grant for installing an electric charging point at home and you can even get an OLEV workplace grant for installing them in your business – saving you a small fortune. But these grants won’t last forever.
Talk to us at Jorro about OLEV grants and the fact that they can save you the major cost of installing an electric vehicle charger.