Why the Best Time to Get an Electric Car is Right Now

Why the Best Time to Get an Electric Car is Right Now

For years, car experts have been predicting the rise and dominance of electric vehicles, and it seems the time has finally arrived. There has never been a better time to switch from an internal combustion engine to a battery-powered car than right now!

Electric cars have been improving year on year, increasing their range while also coming down in price. Now EVs are among the best cars on the road that money can buy, and many come with many advantages that petrol and diesel cars simply cannot compete with.

There are some significant reasons to make the change soon, too. The UK Government has mandated a ban on the sale of all petrol and diesel cars from 2030 onwards, and even hybrids will face a ban from 2035. This means that sooner or later, we are all going to be driving electric vehicles.

What are the benefits of electric cars?

The biggest benefit to driving an electric vehicle is environmental. These cars are powered by electricity stored in battery packs in the vehicle, meaning they don’t burn fossil fuels to get around.

Drilling for oil, refining it, and transporting petrol and diesel fuel worldwide has a substantial adverse effect on the environment. It causes all kinds of damage to the planet, most notably oil spills in the ocean. Electric vehicles don’t need any of this. This massively reduces the negative impacts driving has on the environment, and not just the environment around your home.

The benefit many electric vehicle drivers notice first, however, is the difference they can make to your wallet. Charging an electric vehicle at home or work is incredibly cheap when compared to filling up your tank at the pump, often costing just a few pence per mile to drive. This is drastically cheaper than the price of petrol and diesel fuel, which rises every year with no signs of becoming cheaper. This is also a reason why it's so hard to get driving lessons and tests in 2022.

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Is now a good time to get an electric car?

There has never been a better time to buy or lease an electric car than right now. There is a huge choice of electric options on the market, each with a unique take on what an electric car can offer.

There are government grants and tax incentives available to cut the cost of purchasing an electric vehicle and zero road tax on EVs. This means you can reduce many expenses by choosing to drive an electric car, helping it pay for itself over time. These financial incentives, combined with lower running costs and cheaper maintenance, make EVs attractive.

The average range of EVs is increasing too, and more and more electric vehicle charging stations are opening. This has made EVs more practical than before, as you can make longer journeys without worrying about running out of power. Now is a great time to invest in an EV for your driving future! If range is a deal-breaker, then read up on the list of the electric cars with the longest range.

What are the best electric cars of 2022?

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Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 is one of the world’s most popular electric cars. Drivers love its high-tech features, minimalist styling, and superfast charging capabilities. You can add an 80% charge in less than 45 minutes! The Tesla brand has dominated the EV market, and the Model 3 combines all their experience and technology into a single package that offers a lot of value for money.

Tesla Model 3


  • Range: 360 Miles
  • 0-62 MPH: 3.1 Seconds
  • CO2: 0 g/km
  • Luggage Capacity: 542 Litres

Tesla Model 3 leasing prices start from £423.21 exc. VAT per month

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Nissan Leaf

If you are looking for your first EV, then you should take a long look at the Nissan Leaf. This was one of the first mass-production electric-powered cars, and the latest models are developed and improved from those early days into one of the most functional and practical EVs on the road. With a Nissan Leaf, you get all the advantages of an EV with the peace of mind that comes with buying a car from a major manufacturer.

Nissan Leaf Driving

Nissan Leaf


  • Range: 168 Miles
  • 0-62 MPH: 7.9 Seconds
  • Top Speed: 90mph
  • CO2: 0 g/km
  • Luggage Capacity: 435 Litres (Seats up), 1176 Litres (Seats down)

Nissan Leaf leasing prices start from £215.66 exc. VAT per month

Audi E-Tron

There are executive-level EVs available too, and the Audi E-Tron has everything you would expect from a premium SUV but with an all-electric drivetrain. This car has plenty of room for all the family as well as plush leather seating backed up by a super comfortable air suspension system. When driving an Audi E-Tron, it is easy to forget you are piloting an EV, until you put your foot down and feel the performance of its twin electric motors.

Audi E-Tron


  • Range: 219 Miles
  • 0-62 MPH: 4.5 Seconds
  • CO2: 0 g/km
  • Luggage Capacity: 660 Litres (Seats up) 1725 Litres (Seats down)

Audi E-Tron leasing prices start from £524.88 exc. VAT per month

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Kia EV6

The EV6’s styling and its huge number of standard features have quickly made this car one of the most in-demand electric cars around. Kia has been building up their brand over the last decade and has now become a car manufacturer known for making high-quality EVs at affordable prices. Their latest car is the culmination of all that hard work and investment, and it became an instant hit with drivers. The Kia EV6 can even be used as a power source when camping or travelling, using the energy stored in its batteries to power anything from a kettle or a microwave to a television or a computer.

Kia EV6 Front

Kia EV6


  • Range: 316 Miles
  • 0-62 MPH: 3.5 - 7.3 Seconds
  • CO2: 0 g/km
  • Luggage Capacity: 490 Litres

Kia EV6 leasing prices start from £355.42 exc. VAT per month


When you look at a BMW iX3, it is easy to think you are looking at a car from the future. Both inside and outside the car, its design and stylings help set it apart from the other EVs around and the other vehicles in the BMW range. The vehicle has a powerful electric motor at the rear wheels and a great size battery that can give you over 285 miles of range on a full charge. This is more than enough for any long journeys and perfect for the family runabout. If you want to know more, check out our BMW iX3 Review.



  • Range: 285 Miles
  • 0-62 MPH: 6.8 Seconds
  • Top Speed: 112mph
  • CO2: 0 g/km
  • Luggage Capacity: 510 Litres (Seats up), 1560 Litres (Seats down)

BMW iX3 leasing prices start from £544.65 exc. VAT per month

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Should I buy an electric car?

It won’t be long until you have no choice and the only vehicles available to buy will be all-electric. Sooner or later everyone is going to have to make the change and switch to battery-powered electric cars, so why not now?

EV’s offer more than just a new way of powering your personal transport. Most EVs are packed with the latest tech like intelligent driving assistance and self-parking, as well as over-the-air updates that can unlock new features and help to keep your car future-proof.

With all the financial incentives available, reduced running costs, and the technological advances that electric vehicles can offer drivers, it is easy to see why so many people are making the switch to an EV. There has never been a better time to buy or lease an electric car, than now! Give Rivervale a call on 01273 433480 to discuss car leasing, and see if we can match you with your ideal model. Alternatively, you can request a callback for a time that is convenient for you!

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