Although the cost of insurance for electric and hybrid cars is higher, there are other economic incentives such as discounts on urban highways.
We are faced with the need to search for alternative transport that does not use traditional fuels, the option of acquiring green cars, equipped with electric or hybrid motors, arises.
Electric cars can run without gasoline as long as they do not have a double engine, as is the case with hybrid models. If you are considering buying an ecological car with a Car pledge (รับจำนำรถจอด, which is the term in Thai), check the type of engine and the specific battery capacity, so you will know how far the car travels with recharging autonomy and if it fits your journeys.
Basic Differences Between Electric Cars
Motor: Hybrid vehicles have two engines: one requires gasoline, and the other is electric. The lithium batteries are supplied when the gasoline engine is running, so after the electric motor its autonomy. Electric cars can run 100% without fuel, only if they don’t have a double engine.
Autonomy In Routes: Each manufacturer offers its specific battery capacity to cover a certain number of kilometres depending on the model and brand; for example, a BMW i3 94 Ah (170 hp) electric car with a 33.2 kWh capacity battery offers a range of up to 300 km. While an electric Nissan LEAF (150 CV) with a 40 kWh battery offers a range of 380 kilometres.
In general, fully electric cars are recommended for the city, while hybrid cars are more adaptable for long journeys and on the road.
Additional Benefits Of Ecological Cars in Some Countries
- They do not pay Tax on Ownership or Use of Vehicles, conditions apply.
- Exempt from New Car Tax, if the car does not exceed a certain price.
- Payment for the rental or temporary use of electric cars is tax-deductible.
- They have a hologram exempt from verification if the model appears in a list issued by the Ministry of the Environment.
Is Hybrid Or Electric Car Insurance More Expensive?
The price of auto insurance for vehicles of this type can increase up to 17% compared to the conventional policy; however, it is variable since the insurer sets the cost inline according to the accident rate of the vehicle fleet, so on average there is a variation in costs.