Our vehicles dump out an average of 9kg of CO2 per gallon of fuel used. With the average car giving drivers 58 miles per gallon, with some super car drivers being like to get 3 mpg, it is undeniable the impact our choice in transport is having our environment. Technological advances in Electric and Hybrid vehicles has drastically improved this, with fully electric vehicles giving out 0 grams of CO2. Volvo have decided to take this one step further and have announced so electrifying plans for 2019! For this News Article, we have teamed up DailyCarBlogs who have written in some more excellent key advantages of opting to go for an Electric or Hybrid vehicle.
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Beyond the monthly cost of your vehicle, whether that be finance or business/personal contract hire, the next largest cost related to that vehicle is fuel. Diesel and petrol prices are only rising so we can expect this cost to continue going through the roof! So, what are the costs of charging an electric or hybrid vehicle? £3-5 for a full charge! The Nissan LEAF which was voted 'Best Electric Car 2018' by WhatCar for example, gives whopping 115 miles of range for a staggeringly low £3.64. A simple overnight charge when you are not using the vehicle and you good for a family road trip in the morning. On top of this, some EV charger point manufacturers now produce chargers that will charge an electric vehicle to 80% of its capacity in 30 minutes.
As detailed in the blog by DailyCarBlog Electric and Hybrid vehicles are currently in the ‘Early Adopter’ stage which is due to the current costs of purchasing these vehicles. With more people opting to going electric/hybrid, the costs will inevitably become more affordable for the wider population. Volvo have recently announced plans to bring us one step closer to that in 2019.
From 2019, Volvo have stated that every car they launch will have an electric motor. This is the first manufacture to make this move into and essentially brings an end of an era for Volvo; with no cars having just an internal combustion engine. No other manufacture to date has made a commitment like this.
Furthermore, Volvo have confirmed that between 2019 and 2021, they will release five fully electric cars. These will be a combination of three Volvo models and two high performance electric cars from Polestar. Polestar are responsible for Volvo’s high-performance range.
So there you have it, the future is creeping ever closer! Be sure to head over to DailyCarBlog and check out some additional points that we haven’t discussed.