When a car comes along, it has to be worth the wait
Here’s a quick reminder for anyone who has ever driven an electric vehicle: the journey takes an awful lot of energy and it needs to be reliable.
However, electric cars are far more environmentally friendly than gas cars, and are the least expensive option for people who don’t want to go on the road every day.
And there are plenty of options to choose from if you want to enjoy a bit of fun while saving money.
Here are some tips to help you decide which EV is right for you.
What kind of car is it?
The first thing to consider when deciding whether an electric car is right to your lifestyle is whether it is suitable for your needs.
That means whether it’s suitable for daily use or as a car for leisure.
If it’s a luxury car, you’re probably going to be happy to spend as much as you can afford on it, but if you can get away with it, the car may be worth a punt.
For example, the Nissan Leaf is more affordable than the Ford Focus, the BMW i3 is less expensive than the Audi A4, and the Nissan Frontier EV is more expensive than any of the luxury EVs we’ve tested.
It’s also worth noting that most EVs have a range of between 80 and 150 kilometres, but you may want to consider an option with a range up to 200 kilometres.
That’s a significant increase over the current average range of the average petrol car.
You can also get an EV that has a range that’s up to 500 kilometres, or an EV with a powertrain that can travel at up to 70 kilometres per hour, if you’re keen to take your car for a spin.
Electric cars are generally a good choice for commuters or those looking to make some extra money while enjoying the drive.
What sort of vehicle is it fitted with?
There are three main types of EV that you can choose from: plug-in hybrids, electric buses, and plug-ins that are electric but also have fuel-cell engines.
Plug-in hybrid and electric buses can have different range estimates depending on the type of EV they’re designed to drive, and hybrid buses will be more expensive, but they have the advantage of being more fuel-efficient and easier to drive.
Electric buses and plug in hybrids can also have a much lower range than plug-up hybrids, but the range of both types is quite similar.
The cheapest electric buses are usually petrol buses, which tend to have a higher range, and they’re usually the cheapest option for those who don