Why Choose Electric?

Let’s start with an overview:

  • Clean air zones: A number of cities across the UK have introduced zones in which vehicles that don’t meet minimum emissions requirements must pay a daily charge, such as the Ultra Low Emissions Zone in London. EVs are exempt from these charges and depending on the city, some private petrol and diesel cars have to pay this cost.
  • Smooth and quiet driving experience: Ensuring a more relaxing drive with less disruption to the environment.
  • Zero emissions: When driving, there really is no comparison with a petrol or diesel car as an electric has zero.
  • Lower company BIK tax: A cheaper solution for your employees.
  • Cheaper per mile: The cost per kWh is cheaper per mile than if you were to run a petrol or diesel equivalent.
  • Increased charging point availability: The expansion of the charging network makes it easier and more convenient to make longer journeys than previously.
  • Impressive mile range between charges: Allowing you to travel longer without experiencing 'range anxiety'.
  • Affordable to run: Whilst the initial expense can sometimes be higher, the overall cost is lower.

Discuss your options today

If you're considering an electric or hybrid vehicle, we want you to feel comfortable to speak to us about anything you're unsure of. Our Electric Specialists will take you through the journey, step-by-step, explain the process and answer any questions you may have. We will:

Leah, Ipswich


"I used to have a petrol car but was spending near on £200 a month on fuel with the journeys I was making. It was surprising how much petrol I used by just going to and from work and out and about at the weekends.

When it came to changing my car, it was a no-brainer to switch to electric. I've had my electric car for over 18 months now and on average, I spend £60 a month charging my car, making the same journeys. Initially I was worried about charging it and had a lot of range anxiety but I needn't have worried. More often than not, I'll charge my car at my local rapid charging station and take my little boy and dog to the park whilst it's charging. When I don't rapid charge it, I have a three-pin charging lead for home.

In 2023 we took the car to Guernsey and had no issues charging on the journey down or whilst on Guernsey itself. It does take a little bit of planning ahead but I can't imagine going back to a petrol car now."

John, Lowestoft


"My initial interest into owning an electric car came from exploring avenues into reducing energy costs for the home. Despite having had solar panels fitted, I found that energy companies were reluctant to offer competitive tariffs at that time, except for an EV tariff.

The next personal objection I needed to overcome was range and the UK’s charging infrastructure. There was so much bad press around both of these but I soon found out that this was old news. In fact the amount of super charging stations, the progress in the newer vehicles charging speeds and the in-car apps to locate charging stations en route, meant a quick 15-minute charge and you could get on your way.

Between two cars we cover close to 20,000 miles a year, when at 45mpg we would use 2,000 litres of fuel a year at £1.50 per litre. This meant our yearly fuel bill was roughly £3,000 along with road tax, it was getting close to £3,400. The EVs we were looking at would achieve 3.5 m/kW so we would roughly use 5,714 kWs of energy at 7.5p/kW, which equates to £428 per year in electric to run both cars - significantly cheaper that the cost of petrol. With reduced service intervals and limited wear to brakes, it meant I’d also be saving on maintenance costs!"