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Should I buy an electric car in 2022?

It is not hard to see that electric cars will explode in 2022. The electric car market was at its strongest in recent years, with electric cars surpassing their diesel counterparts. Every brand, from Rolls-Royce and Alfa Romeo, has an electric-focused marketing strategy. What about the car industry? Or the politics around combustion cars? Should you, the consumer, purchase an EV instead of a car?
We will guide you through all the details you need to make a decision about which powertrain suits you best. This page will be regularly updated with new information and insights as soon as we have it. Continue reading for more.
Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders revealed that the total number of EV registrations for the UK was 190,727 units by 2021. This is an increase of 108,205 in the previous year. It’s a significant 75% increase, but it’s still below the 300% growth between 2019-2020, even though it comes from a lower starting point.
Prices

Electric cars still remain a premium option on the forecourt. This is due in part to the cost of the materials and construction they require, as well the enormous R&D costs and investment costs borne rapidly by car makers as they switch from fossil fuels and battery technology. With this in mind, even the cheapest EVs available in the UK can be quite expensive. For example, the Tesla Model 3 starts at PS42990 – which isn’t affordable for many drivers.

The UK appears to be the most expensive country in which to purchase an electric car. Confused.com research revealed that the UK was the tenth-most expensive country to purchase a battery electric car. The government grant has been gradually decreasing in value, dropping to PS1500 for cars that cost less than PS32,000.

Electric cars on sale

EVs typically have lower running costs than a petrol/diesel car. Before you make the decision to purchase an electric vehicle, it is worth calculating how much you will save over time. The purchase price is not everything. You should also consider the VED tax bill, fuel savings, and, especially, any benefit-in kind tax if your battery vehicle will be used as a company car.

Check out the EV database at EV Motors Live.

The Range

If price is the main barrier to EV ownership, then range – or the perceived lack thereof – must be a close second. While range anxiety still affects many motorists in 2022 despite the fact that electric cars now offer a much greater range, it is no longer a problem.

Mercedes EQS 450+ – A car such as this can travel a WLTP rated 453 miles between charges (London – Glasgow with about 40 miles to spare) and even EVs that are less expensive, like the Kona Electric, can still get 300 miles out of its integrated batteries. It’s worth looking at our list of EVs with the longest range to see what they can do by 2022.

Electric cars have the longest range

But it is more important to think about how many miles you’ll be driving per day, per week, and even per month. Most EV owners charge less often than you would expect if they are paired with a charger at home or a public power point. Our advice? Our advice?

Running costs

Because they don’t emit tailpipe gases, EVs have significant savings in running costs. Electric vehicles are generally less expensive to operate than their ICE counterparts. This can be partly because they require less fuel and have fewer moving components.

Details on EV running costs

Our article on EV running costs will show you how affordable an electric car can be, especially when it is compared to its petrol-engined counterparts. But there’s a catch. The catch?
Charging times

If you need to top up your car, it’s important to do so as quickly as you can. While charging an electric vehicle isn’t as fast as filling up a petrol, diesel, or hydrogen car, the process of topping up your car with electricity is slowly speeding up. According to Leasing Options, the Fiat 500e is the fastest car to charge, and it takes just 24 minutes. It’s only 81 m., so don’t forget to keep in mind that the bigger the battery the longer it takes for it to charge.

What kind of electric car should you buy?

If you are open to the idea of an electric vehicle, it is worth determining what kind of vehicle you desire. EVs will come in all sizes and shapes by 2022.

We recommend larger SUVs like the Audi e-Tron, Mercedes EQC and Mercedes EQC for families. For those who are more into style and performance, the Porsche Taycan and Audi e-Tron GT are good choices. You might also consider cars like the Honda e or Kia EV6 for more versatility.

Are you looking to lease or buy a new or used vehicle?

While electric cars can be costly new, there are huge savings if you buy a used model. Electric cars are not without stigma. This is due to their short battery lifecycles. But we did the research and found some great electric second-hand models.

It is important to remember one thing. Due to the speed of development surrounding EVs older cars won’t have any comparable headline stats and range figures to brand new cars like the Hyundai Iniq 5.

Leasing is a third option that is becoming increasingly popular for potential EV owners. Leasing.com says that EVs have outperformed diesels in terms of demand last year by 106%. BEVs also saw a rise in interest by 101%, accounting for 16% percent of all company inquiries. As in the SMMT registration records, the Tesla Model 3 is at the top, while the Volkswagen ID.3 (a trio of Hyundais – Ioniq 5, Kona and Ioniq 5) and a trio Hyundais – are in the top five.

Verdict: Wait or buy an electric vehicle in 2022?

You are the only one who can decide if an electric vehicle is right for you. Only you will know your needs and budget. A great option is to get an electric car if you have the budget, and the range isn’t too bad based on your typical journeys. An electric car is not only cheaper to run but also more eco-friendly and usually very economical. It can be used to help you plan for the future. Things are only going to get better. The infrastructure for electric cars is constantly improving, so charging stations will soon be commonplace on the high streets and at service stations in Britain.

But if you are still unsure or if the numbers don’t add up, then why not wait for an advanced electric car or just choose a hybrid? Hybrid cars can be a bridge between electric and petrol. They have many of the advantages of EVs but also offer the convenience and range of ICE engines.