Have you noticed the influx of electric charging stations popping up nationwide? From the deep South to the far North, you’ll find a place to charge your electric car safely and securely, ready to continue your journey – there’s even a swish Tesla charging station in Paihia of all places!

There are a number of great benefits to appreciate when switching from conventional petrol/diesel cars to electric vehicles (EVs). This month we’re going to share a few of our favorites…


Spend more upfront, save forever after!

Sure, electric cars can tend to be a little on the expensive side upfront, but bear with us here – we have good news! Electric cars will not only save you piles of petrol money; they’ll cost you much less to maintain too!

Trading in your gas-guzzler for a peppy EV means that the only expenditure you’ll need to worry about is the energy spent standing up and plugging your car into its charging port when you’re out and about.

Generally speaking, the electricity required to to charge an EV works out around a third as much per kilometre as buying petrol for the same vehicle. Crazy, right?

As for the maintenance costs, your average electric vehicle doesn’t have as many moving parts as your conventional petrol or diesel car, which means servicing will be less complicated and regular – thus, cheaper. Be sure to maintain brakes, tyres and suspension and you’ll see your EV running merrily for years to come!


Better for the environment

Other than saving a buck, you’ll also be helping to save the environment by switching to an EV. With zero emissions, your EV runs on safe, renewable energy without pumping any harmful smog into the atmosphere. EV designers also tend to use more eco-friendly materials in their models, staying true to the environmentally safe theme.


Sounding too good to be true, and like something you’d be keen to switch to? Get in touch with the team at Car Finance today! We can help you finance your switch to an electric car quickly and efficiently. You won’t have to wait around to save up your pennies – make the switch today with Car Finance New Zealand!