WHY PURCHASE AN EV?
The running costs of battery electric vehicles (BEV) are considerably less than petrol/diesel cars. Maintenance costs are low due to the fact that electric vehicle motors have few moving parts.
The future is looking green. The electrification of transport is one way in which we can help address the issues of climate change. Electric vehicles emit 80% less CO2 than an equivalent petrol vehicle when being driven in New Zealand because electricity generated here is typically at least 80% renewable (the main sources being hydro, geothermal and wind).
Battery vehicles emit 60% fewer climate change emissions over their full life cycle than petrol vehicles, even when you take into account raw material extraction, battery manufacture, vehicle manufacture and shipping.