Electric cars are no longer indispensable in today’s street scene. Not so strange, because with electric driving you contribute to a better environment. These cars do not emit CO2 or harmful particulate matter. In addition, they are much quieter than the normal ones with a combustion engine. Also financially you can count on quite a few advantages if you decide to exchange your petrol or diesel car for a copy with a plug. To make your decision even easier, we have summarized all the financial benefits of electric driving for you.
Save on maintenance costs
When you think of an electric car, you almost immediately think of saving on fuel. But also in terms of maintenance you are a lot cheaper with an electric motor. These engines have a less complex technology than a diesel or gasoline engine. This is partly due to the fact that these engines contain fewer moving parts. You can think of a filter for the oil or the spark plugs. An electric car engine does not contain these elements. Therefore you do not have to have them replaced and you are automatically a lot cheaper in terms of maintenance costs.
No BPM and MRB when purchasing a new electric car
BPM means full tax on passenger cars and motor vehicles. This is a one-off tax that you have to pay if you purchase a new car or want to put an imported car on a Dutch registration. The amount of this amount is calculated based on the amount of CO2 that the vehicle emits. The more environmentally friendly the car, the lower the purchase tax.
An electric car is therefore exempt from BPM. This saves a considerable amount of money when purchasing a new copy. Although the purchase price of an electric car is in many cases even more expensive than a gasoline or diesel car, this can actually be equalized because no BPM has to be paid. You also do not have to pay motor vehicle tax for an electric car. This saves you a lot every month in the fixed costs of the car.
Attractive addition rates for electric driving
Especially if you are leasing a car, the choice for an electric car is very interesting. This is due to the low addition. For example, you pay a 4% addition to your gross income for a good electric copy. With normal cars this can quickly increase to 14 to 25%. If we start from two equivalent cars from the luxury segment, we come to this simple calculation: you quickly pay 1,000 euros for a petrol or diesel, while that for the electric variant is only 200 euros. A considerable price difference so.
Consumption costs of an electric car
Last but not least, the consumption costs. This is perhaps one of the most common reasons why people drive electrically. Driving a car always costs money. Fuel prices fluctuate considerably, but in most cases only in the wrong direction. In terms of price, a liter of diesel or gasoline at the pump therefore looks more like liquid gold. The prices of consumption for a diesel car are on average at 8 cents per kilometer.
With a petrol copy, that is quickly 13 cents. This is based on normal driving behavior. If we look closely at the consumption of an electric car, we see a considerable difference here. Although it seems that you pay more at the charging station, you are a lot cheaper. One kWh costs you around 0.28 cents. With this you can then cover an average distance of 8 kilometers. A kilometer driven with an electric car therefore costs you between 0.3 and 0.4 cents. So a big difference. Certainly if you spend a lot of time on the road for work, you can therefore make a considerable difference in fuel costs.
In addition, more and more public charging points are becoming available. Both in the Netherlands and abroad. For this you need a suitable plug and a charging card. Of course you can also charge your electric car at home via a dedicated socket. If you want to charge electrically at home you have to take a number of things into account. Make sure you have the correct charging post installed for the type of plug you have. This can be type 1 or 2. It is also advisable to have an extra group placed in the meter cupboard, or to use a free group.