The electric car has entered our lives dynamically, as the data for internal combustion vehicles in Europe is changing, as automakers are increasingly turning their interest towards electromobility by incorporating more and more electric models into their range, which present many advantages as listed below:
- Electric cars cause the least possible pollution in the atmosphere, on a long-term basis, provided that they use electricity from renewable sources. With this condition, they contribute positively to the reduction of the greenhouse effect by creating less burden on natural ecosystems, while at the same time the lack of noise significantly reduces noise pollution in cities.
- They are designed so that they are automatically charged during vehicle decelerations (regenerative braking), improving the consumption index, while during stopping (eg traffic lights) they do not consume any energy.
- The cost of moving an electric car is much lower than a conventional internal combustion vehicle counterpart.
- The cost of its maintenance is significantly reduced compared to an internal combustion car of the same category and size because indicatively:
- do not require regular oil changes
- do not use exhaust devices
- use a minimum number of mechanical and moving members while avoiding their maintenance
- The strain on the braking and brake system is minimal, since their use is significantly reduced by the mode of operation of electric vehicles
- An electric car instantly transfers the torque and thus manages to accelerate by delivering 100% of its torque, from the moment the driver accelerates.
- Drivers of electric cars say they are more satisfied, since driving an electric car is fun, easy and exciting, thanks to “one-pedal driving” (they do not have a clutch and speeds, they slow down leaving the throttle).
- The initiatives of more and more governments are making electric driving increasingly attractive in Europe.
More specifically, since last year, Greece has been given significant incentives such as:
- subsidy for the purchase of an electric vehicle through the “Moving electrical”
- Subsidy for the purchase of a charging station for domestic use through “I move electrically”
- tax reduction
- zero road tax
- no luxury tax
- parking and traffic privileges within major cities
In their course to date, electric cars have been combined with certain characteristics, which make many users hesitant about this new way of transportation. certain possibility of their autonomy. At the same time, particularly important for drivers is the development of public accessible charging infrastructure that will provide safety and security of movement along the country.
The technological development of recent years in the automotive sector has led to the great improvement of the technical performance of electric vehicles and now we can claim that electric cars are not lacking in anything than conventional ones. Already many of the vehicles in the market, promise autonomy that reaches or exceeds 500 km while many major manufacturers have announced the arrival of new models that will reach up to 1000 km of range (such as Tesla). Moreover, the cost of vehicles is becoming more and more affordable, which is due to the reduction in the cost of lithium batteries as well as the ever-increasing subsidies provided by governments in Europe.
The role of Blink
Blink’s network continues its dynamic growth throughout the country, already numbering more than 420 charging positions. The specific charging points have been deployed along the entire mainland as well as on large islands of Greece, providing safe travel and confidence to the drivers of electric vehicles.