The popularity of electric cars is on the rise in Singapore, especially after the Singapore Budget 2021 announcement and changes to the Vehicular Emissions Scheme. And when you take into account the Government’s aims to phase out Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) cars by 2040, it’s easy to see why many drivers are finally considering EVs as an option for their next car. If these initiatives are not enough to convince you, here are 3 more reasons why you should drive an electric car in Singapore!
3 reasons why you should drive an electric car in Singapore:
1. Save on monthly running costs
The ultimate advantage of owning an electric car is the amount of money you could save. Owning an electric car means paying less for fuel and maintenance costs. The average petrol-driven car might costs around $3,200 per year or more, depending on the octane level you pump. On the other hand, the approximate cost of recharging an electric car is $5, which accumulates to around $550 a year, according to Singtech.
Electric cars are extremely eco-friendly as it uses battery electrically powered engines which does not emit any toxic gases or smoke. By driving it, you will be able to positively contribute to a greener and healthier Singapore. Do your part for the environment whilst not placing such a heavy strain on your wallet!
Electric cars are relatively easier to drive in small countries like Singapore. With the average distance range of most people in Singapore, driving an electric car is suitable on a daily basis. Little did we know, there are numerous public charging stations in Singapore. Although there are not as many compared to the regular petrol station, finding and charging these electric cars is definitely convenient, contrary to popular belief.
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