Solar panels and electric driving have one thing in common: both form sustainable solutions to replace traditional electricity and fuel consumption. And if you combine them, you get a winning combo. For the planet and your wallet.

WHY OPT FOR AN ELECTRIC CAR?

It is much less polluting than a conventional car: Knowing that the transport sector represents 27% of CO2 emissions in the world, which strongly contributes to global warming. Electric vehicles are sold more and more because the population is more and more aware of this phenomenon. The State also contributes by providing financial aid and standards. Electric vehicles are much less polluting than conventional cars, they emit on average 85g/km of CO2 against 134g/km for gasoline.

It’s cheaper in the long run: Electric cars are indeed more expensive than conventional cars (about 25% more). But the long-term electric car consumes less and electricity is much cheaper than gasoline.

There is more autonomy and terminals to recharge them: It is true that most drivers are concerned about the range and charging of electric cars. It is now possible to make long journeys, some electric cars can last more than 700km. For urban life and daily journeys, the electric car is perfectly suited. More and more public charging stations are self-service and charging can now be done from your home using a household outlet.

The energy transition bill for green growth provides for 7 million public and private charging points for electric cars by 2030: 200 fast terminals along motorways and 16,000 terminals in urban areas. This should fill the risk of lack of recharging and facilitate recharging nearby.

What are you going to install first in your home: solar panels or an electric car?

Solar panels

If you decide to install solar panels on the roof of your house, it is better to calculate beforehand the capacity you need. And if you don’t already have an electric car, consider a possible future purchase to determine whether you’ll have more solar panels installed to support the charging power needed. This way you will avoid paying twice the installation costs.

Electric car

You may find yourself in the opposite situation where you will soon have an electric car, but no solar panels on your roof yet. Consider switching to both at the same time to avoid high energy costs from your electric car.

Recharge at home and store energy

Most electric car drivers install a charging station at home powered by energy from their solar panels. Your car is therefore directly recharged with solar energy. Your wallet and the planet will thank you.

If you are usually on the road or at work during the day, you will miss the peak hours of sunshine to charge your car and you will not be able to enjoy your generated energy for free. A domestic battery can therefore be a solution. You store excess energy from the day to recharge your car battery in the evening or at night. Tip: are you currently telecommuting? Chances are you will continue to work largely this way in the future. So you may not need that household battery! Remember to charge your car on the days you work at home.

Advantages of solar panels combined with an electric car

With solar panels on your roof or carport:

  • you produce the energy needed to charge your electric car yourself.
  • you are not dependent on rising electricity and gasoline prices.
  • your car runs on 100% green, self-generated electricity.
  • your CO2 emissions will decrease, as well as your fuel costs.

FINAL WORDS:

Driving an electric car is environmentally friendly if the electricity is produced with clean energy.

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