Sep 13, 2022

Five reasons why you should prefer an electric car to a classic combustion engine car 

Did you know that passenger transport is responsible for up to 63% of emissions? While passenger cars and trucks together create emissions greater than the combination of ship, air, bus and rail transport. If you currently drive a traditional gasoline-powered car, switching to an electric car is one of the best ways you can reduce your carbon footprint and make a positive impact on the environment every day. Here are some of the main reasons why you should replace your internal combustion engine car with an electric vehicle: 

Source: European dialogue 


1. They are better for the environment. 

 One of the main benefits of electric vehicles may seem obvious, but it's too important to overlook: the benefits to the environment. Electric cars produce significantly less emissions than cars with a combustion engine - not only during use, but also during the entire life cycle of the vehicle. This can help reduce air pollution and mitigate climate change. It is true that in the current situation more emissions are produced in the production of an electric car than in the production of a car with a combustion engine. However, with the increasing trend of recycling batteries from electric cars, as battery storage for energy, the negative impacts are lessening. Even if we take into account the energy mix of Slovakia, we can state that the operation of an electric car produces significantly less CO2 emissions compared to conventional cars. 


2. Cheaper maintenance 

With fewer parts, less brake wear, no oil, no internal combustion engine and parts that require little or no regular maintenance, EVs have lower repair and maintenance costs compared to their combustion equivalents. Lower costs and maintenance requirements can save EV drivers a lot of time, money and headaches. We have compared energy prices and refueling in more detail in this article. 


3. You will no longer have to wait at gas stations 

 How amazing would it be if we no longer had to stand outside every few days at a gas station in freezing weather, hot summer air or rain? You can charge the electric car overnight at home and on longer journeys you will only have to stop and charge. In addition, with the innovative AgeVolt charging system, you can only charge surplus photovoltaics or a timely low tariff. 


4. The charging infrastructure is growing 

One of the reasons why some people may hesitate to switch to an electric car is the fear that there are not enough charging stations nearby. At the beginning of 2022, we surpassed a thousand public charging points in Slovakia. According to SEVA, we register 1,020 charging points in a total of 430 locations. These numbers will only increase. In addition, thanks to AgeVolt charging solutions, every owner of a charging station can make money by making charging available to public. It does not matter whether you are an individual or a company, you can determine the prices and other conditions under which other EV drivers can use your charging station. In addition to making money, you can also support your primary business, increase business traffic or offer charging as a benefit for your visitors. 


5. Be an employer who cares 

Improving health and safety through better local air quality and less exposure to harmful and other pollutants is just one of the benefits for employees. The installation of charging infrastructure can increase driver confidence through convenient access to charging facilities at the workplace, encouraging the use of EVs not only for fleets but also for personal use. At the same time, the electric vehicle fleet reduces commuting costs and reduces the risk of breakdowns. 


With the increasing cost of energy for business entities, we at vAgeVolt have offered a solution to this problem as well. The charging station can be placed in the homes of your employees, while charging costs can be simply measured and reimbursed thanks to the Smart System. Additionally, demonstrating a commitment to reducing your organization's carbon footprint from your daily commute or fleet has been shown to have a positive impact on employee engagement, increasing your attractiveness as an employer and increasing employee retention. 


AgeVolt has also prepared the AV Sustainable program, thanks to which you will be able to offset your carbon footprint by planting trees in selected locations. We cooperate with surbarists in Slovakia on this program.