4 Convincing Reasons to swap your Fossil Fuel Car for an Electric Car


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2022 is set to be the year of the electric car!

As you may be aware, many car manufacturers are making the switch from producing fossil fuel cars to 100% electric cars.

In this article, we will discuss why you should consider switching to electric cars, the benefits of owning an electric car, the companies who will buy your car, and lastly, the companies who sell second-hand eco-friendly electric cars for more affordable options.

Why should I switch from Fossil Fuel to Electric Cars?


It is fair to say that cars are essential for our day-to-day living, but unfortunately, fossil fuel cars are responsible for creating vast amounts of pollution and for damaging the environment we live in and the quality of our air.

Vast amounts of pollution have catastrophic effects on the environment such as contributing to global warming and damaging the Earth’s ozone layer. Pollution can also contribute to health conditions such as lung and heart disease and it can worsen symptoms of asthma.

Electric cars do not cause pollution as they do not emit CO2 emissions from their exhausts as they simply do not burn fossil fuels to run, instead they are powered by an electric battery.

Key figures who campaign for environmental causes such as Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, who has publicly made the switch from using fossil fuel vehicles to using electric cars to travel to and from his public engagements, lead this trend.

In 2030, car consumers will no longer be able to purchase new fossil fuel cars as there will be an imposed ban on this. So why not make the change now? Electric cars are now a better long-term investment as opposed to purchasing fossil fuel cars, as electric cars will become more valuable in the future compared to the value of owning a fossil fuel car.

Benefits of owning an electric car in the UK


  1. Some car parks offer free parking and free charging facilities to electric cars – think of all the money you will save on purchasing fuel!
  2. Government incentives – the UK government offers money off electric cars such as electric car grants, so when you are about to purchase an electric car. it is a good idea to be aware of the types of grants you could receive.
  3. Less noise pollution – electric cars are pretty much silent, so you won’t be upsetting your neighbours with a noisy car engine.
  4. Better for the environment – When you drive an electric car you do not emit emissions into the air.

Who buys fossil fuel cars?


Luckily, there are many car companies who claim “we buy any car” of all types including fossil fuel cars. ExchangeMyCar.co.uk is an example of a UK-based online car buying company that buys various types of cars from its customers.

You can even sell your fossil fuel car privately if you have the time and money to do so and if you aim for a more minimalist lifestyle. Many people decide to privately advertise their cars themselves online as well as using online car marketplaces.

Which electric cars are worth buying?

Luckily, there are lots of good value-for-money electric cars on the market. In my personal opinion, big car brands such as BMW, Mercedes, Audi, and Volkswagen all offer luxury electric cars which are just as good in quality and performance as their fossil fuel counterparts.

Final thoughts

We hope you have enjoyed reading our article on reasons to swap your fossil fuel car for an electric car. If you are someone who is eco-conscious about your carbon footprint and the effects your driving activities have on the environment, then now may be the right time for you to switch from driving fossil fuel cars to driving a completely electric car, the environment will be thankful for it!


About Bella Greenwood 80 Articles
Eco Warrior by day, Eco Blogger by night trying to get the eco balance right.

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