EVs are the environmentally friendlier way to travel. With prices coming down, and petrol prices going up, it’s no surprise more Kiwis are making the change to EVs.
So what are EVs? Are they really cheaper to run than conventional cars? What’s the difference between hybrids and electric vehicles? And are there trade-offs when you go electric?
EVs looking like the way of the future. It’s clear that we need an alternative to fossil fuels. On top of that, New Zealand has a target to be carbon neutral by 2050 ie reducing Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to net zero, and we want to do our part to help reach it.
Running our cars on fossil fuels is a huge part of our carbon footprint. As of May 2022, land transport accounts for about 47% of GHG emissions, 90% of which are from vehicles using our roads.
Electric vehicles look like the one of the answers to our future transport needs. They not only have reduced emissions but don’t have as much dependency on fossil fuels or the petrol station.
With more charging places popping up and technology getting better and better to improve travel times between charges, the time to look into electric vehicles is now!