By 2035, new petrol and diesel cars will no longer be sold. There’s sure to still be plenty of them on the road, but anyone wanting to buy a new car will have no choice but to go green. Electrical vehicles are already highly popular, and maybe you feel like you’re in danger of getting left behind. You’ll have to make the switch eventually, but is now the right time? Before you decide if an EV is the best choice for you, there are some things you should think about. You want to make sure it fits into your budget and lifestyle before you make the leap.

Are You Ready for a New Car?

First of all, you should think about whether it’s the right time to buy a new car. Buying one before you’re ready could be a poor financial decision, and it might not fit in with your lifestyle, either. Start with whether it would be smart money-wise to get a new car now. Maybe your current car is on its last legs, and keeping it roadworthy is costing you more than trading it in would. Or perhaps you’re going through a major change in your life, and you need a vehicle big enough for a family or small enough to serve as a little runaround.

Can You Install a Charger?

If you’re getting an EV, there’s really only one thing for it when it comes to charging. You need to get a charger installed in your home. Sure, you could go without one. But trying to charge up without the convenience of a dedicated charger isn’t easy. Before you contact an installer like All Seasons Energy, consider whether you have the space to install a charger. They don’t take up much space, so it’s likely there’s somewhere it can go. But you also need to be able to park your car close to it to get its full benefit.

What Do Your Journeys Look Like?

EV charging infrastructure and electric vehicles are getting better and better. But it’s still important to ensure you’re able to charge your EV when you’re out and about. This might not be so much of a concern if your journeys are largely shorter ones. If you use your car for commuting, it’s easy to charge up at home, at work, or at the supermarket. But if you often take longer journeys and maybe even drive across multiple countries, you might need to think more carefully about whether an EV would be suitable.

Factor in Running Costs

Budgeting for a new car is always essential. You don’t want to find that you’re unable to run and maintain your car once you’ve bought (or leased) it. As well as the cost of the EV itself, you might need to consider the expense of installing a charger, as well as possibly paying for charging when away from home. Maintenance is always a consideration too, so don’t forget to consider the cost of paying to have your EV serviced and repaired.

Only you can decide whether it’s the right time to buy an EV. You’ll need to think carefully about whether it’s the best choice to meet your needs.