Five reasons why you should consider going electric in 2022

If you have been thinking about going electric for a while but are still not entirely convinced, read on to discover why we think you should be looking at switching to electric in 2022.

1. Zero Emissions

Zero-emissions are released when you drive an electric car, which is not only excellent for the environment but also improves air quality and reduces your carbon footprint. Going electric is the perfect way to help do your bit for the environment.

2. Lower running costs

- There are tax incentives and government grants to encourage you to switch to electric; Currently, the government will offer you a £1,500 grant on their approved electric vehicles.

- You'll also be exempt from paying extra charges such as the Congestion Charge in London (which is currently £15 a day

- Zero-emission Electric vehicles (BEVs) are exempt from paying Road Tax / Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) - another cost you'll never have to worry about again.

3. Lower maintenance costs

Servicing and maintenance costs are reduced because they have fewer moving parts and fewer items that are prone to wearing out over time. For example, electric cars don't need oil filters and have no cambelts, which can be costly in a traditional petrol/diesel car to replace if they are faulty.

4. Choice of electric cars

There are a wide variety of fully-electric cars on the market, making it easier to find one that suits your needs. Some of our top picks are the Hyundai IONIQ 5, Citroen e-C4, Citroen Berlingo Van, Kia EV 6, Kia Soul & DS 3 Crossback E-Tense. However at Tates, we have a grand total of 13 EV models so we are sure you'll be able to find your match.

5. They’re great to drive

One of the first things drivers notice when switching to an electric car is how quiet the vehicle is, which creates a far more comfortable, relaxing driving experience. Not only this but, all electric cars have instant torque, which means you’ll always have power right at your fingertips. As soon as you hit the accelerator you’ll get an instant response and surge of speed from the car, making these vehicles ideal for city driving.


If you would like to learn more about electric cars and the range here at Tates, click here to contact your nearest dealership.