5 reasons to consider an electric car for Private Hire work

Written by Benedict Harrison

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Why the popularity of electric private hire vehicles is on the rise.

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As a private hire driver, choosing the right vehicle for your work is an important decision. Because you spend a lot of time on the road, you need a car that is comfortable, reliable and offers you everything you need for your work and personal driving.

With new makes and models of electric cars available each year, more private hire drivers than ever before are using an electric vehicle for their work. In this post, we’ll take a look at the top 5 reasons you should consider switching to an electric car. We’ll also show you how you can get started with your Private Hire insurance quote with Zego in less than a minute.

Reduce your fuel spend

To charge a modern electric car to travel up to 100 miles, it costs roughly £4. But if you’re looking to travel the same distance in a petrol car, you can expect to pay about £14. When you work as a private hire driver, you can very quickly reap the rewards of reducing your fuel spend by switching to an electric vehicle for your work.

Avoid congestion charges

If you regularly work in Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZs) or if you often go into areas where congestion charges apply, an electric vehicle can help to reduce the costs associated with your work. With congestion charges of £15 and a daily ULEZ charge of £12.50 in London, your savings can add up very quickly.

Quick and easy charging

In the past, one of the downsides of owning an electric vehicle was that it could be difficult to find charging points. Today, there are a growing number of free and paid electric vehicle charging points in major cities across the UK.

If you happen to find a rapid charge point, you can fully charge your car in as little as 20-30 minutes and TFL plans to install another 300 of these across the capital before the end of 2020.

Improved mileage range

As a private hire driver, the mileage range of an electric vehicle is an important factor to consider. You need a car you can rely on, so you don’t miss out on any jobs that come your way.

You won’t have to worry about this with the latest models of electric vehicles. Most new electric vehicles will now have a battery between 60-80kWh and are capable of travelling between 200-250 miles on a single charge.

Cut your emissions down

At Zego, we know how important it is to move towards greener transport solutions as a society. We’re doing everything we can to support this by enabling new transport solutions to have insurance that suits their needs and also by offering competitive quotes to private hire drivers using electric vehicles.

Supporting green mobility is crucial in the fight against climate change, and we will continue to do this with our fair and flexible insurance products.

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