Blog 08.06.2023

Considering a Move to EV? Here’s Our Top Reasons for Switching

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As the world continues to prioritise sustainability and tackle the challenges of climate change, the shift towards electric vehicles has gained significant momentum in Ireland, and around the world. We’ve looked at some of the main advantages that EVs offer, and why making the switch is a smart choice, whether you are a business owner or a homeowner.

1. Environmental Impact

By making the move to EV, you can significantly reduce your carbon footprint. Electric vehicles produce zero tailpipe emissions, meaning they do not release harmful pollutants into the air. This leads to improved air quality and a substantial reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, helping us move to a more environmentally friendly future.

2. Cost Saving

While the upfront cost of purchasing an electric vehicle may be slightly higher compared with traditional vehicles, the long-term cost savings are substantial. Electric vehicles generally have lower operating costs due to their efficient electric drivetrain and the absence of more expensive components like spark plugs, and transmission maintenance and oil changes. 

Fortunately, there are several EV incentives and grants available to Irish EV owners. You can find further information on these grants and incentives here.

3. Ever Improving Range and Charging Infrastructure

One common concern among those considering making the switch is around the range and charging infrastructure for EVs. However, rapid advancements in technology within recent years have significantly improved EV range, with many models now offering over 200 miles on a single charge.

On top of this, Ireland has made significant progress in expanding its EV charging infrastructure, with an extensive network of over 1,300 public charging stations throughout the country. Home charging solutions are also readily available, allowing you to conveniently charge your vehicle at home overnight.

If you are considering the move and would like access to every EV public charging point in Ireland, check out our eStation app where you can simply plug in, pay, and plan your journey with ease.

4. Enhanced Driving Experience

Electric cars don’t have manual gears or what some may regard as complicated controls, just steer, accelerate, and brake. You will have no more worries about refilling with petrol, diesel, or gas. You simply plug your EV into a home or public charger and once sufficiently charged, you are good to go. EVs are also quiet, so they reduce noise pollution, offering a more relaxing driving experience.

5. Technological Advancements

Electric vehicles are at the forefront of technological innovation. They often come equipped with advanced features such as regenerative braking, energy-efficient systems, and integrated smart technologies. Today, many EV models offer connectivity options, allowing you to control and monitor your vehicle remotely using smartphone apps. For those who love their tech, EVs offer this in abundance, and with ever-advancing technology, there is no limit to EV capability.

Looking to make the switch? Get in touch today

As Ireland continues to invest in renewable energy and expand its charging infrastructure, there has never been a better time to make the switch to EVs.

If you are interested in joining the electric revolution, our team of experts are always on hand to speak with you. eStation has been installing and supplying EV charging solutions throughout since 2015, and we are fully committed to making the transition as simple as possible.

Feel free to get in touch and be part of Ireland’s greener future.

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