The Easiest Way to Save the Planet this New Year
A meaningful resolution you'll stick to...
It’s that time of year again, yes, New Year’s resolutions!
Quit chocolate for 2021? No thanks. 6am yoga classes everyday? Rather not.
Wouldn't it be nice if you stuck to your resolution this year?
And wouldn't it be great if your resolution positively impacted more than just your waistline?
Well, we have a resolution for you that’s easy, seamless and saves the planet!
2021’s Holy Grail of New Year's resolutions is switching to an electric car.
The benefits of switching to an electric car in 2021
- Cheaper fuel.
One of the key benefits of an electric car over petrol or diesel is the cost to charge. This will, of course, vary on the car and where you charge or fuel it. But here are some general averages to give you an idea:
It costs the average UK household 14p per kWh. If we assume an electric car will travel 4.5 miles per kWh, that's 3.11p per mile or £3.11 for every 100 miles.
The UK's average new petrol car fuel consumption (2018) was 50.5 miles per gallon. With petrol at £1.24 per litre, that's 10p per mile or £10 per 100 miles.
That's 3x more expensive than the electric on a standard household tariff!
- No more range anxiety.
Electric cars have come on leaps and bounds in recent years. The Renault ZOE ZE50 does at least 210 miles on a single charge.
That's comparable with similar petrol cars! And if you are planning any long trips, there are now over 30,000 public chargers to use in the UK - just take a look on ZapMap here.
- Electric cars are better for the environment.
Electric cars do not produce any tailpipe emissions. That means no CO2 emissions from your driving and cleaner air to breathe.
On elmo, we also make a donation for each car under subscription to carbon offset projects. This is to account for CO2 produced when the cars were built. That's true net zero driving!
- Electric car subscriptions.
Subscribing is the smarter way to switch to an electric car. No deposit. No wait times. Insurance, maintenance, breakdown cover (plus our carbon offset), all included in the monthly price.
And you can hand the car back anytime with 30 days' notice...
But we’ve found that once you go electric, you never go back!
Have we convinced you to ditch the yoga and keep eating chocolate yet?
Switching to an electric car in 2021 is no longer a sacrifice, suitable only for the very virtuous and/or tech-savvy early adopters.
For many people switching to an electric car will be an upgrade on their current car with added benefits including better technology and cost savings...
The conclusion? By switching to an electric car in 2021, you can take one of the biggest steps to cutting your carbon emissions without compromising on your comfort.
Still worried an electric car wouldn't work for you?
Try our Suitability Tool to see which electric car is the best fit for your lifestyle here: http://www.elmodrive.com/questionnaire
Ready to make the switch?
Try one of our electric cars on subscription for as long as you like with no deposit and everything included in the monthly price.
Use code ELECTRIC2021 for £95 off too!