We have recently purchased our first electric car, a vertigo blue Peugeot e2008 GT from Sherwood’s of Durham. We have driven Peugeots for 13 years and our new acquisition replaces our beloved 10-year-old blue 308CC and joins our 5008 GT line and RCZ.
We thought that it was the right time to consider “going electric”. We have just retired and wanted the new car to fit in with our new lifestyle. We are fortunate to live in a house with solar PV panels, so an electric car made sense, especially as we have had a rapid charging point installed as part of the deal to buy the car.
The e2008 made perfect sense. Most of our car journeys are now shorter but more frequent as we have 4 small granddaughters to visit. It is the right size to accommodate us, at least 2 granddaughters and our large dog who insists on going everywhere with us. It is roomy, comfortable, extremely easy to drive and much easier to get our ageing bodies into, unlike our RCZ and 308CC!
Did we look at any other electric cars? Yes, but Sherwood’s made it extremely easy to learn about electric cars when they invited us to the launch event of the e208 and e2008 and were helpful and trusting when they let us test drive their demonstration models without supervision. We found the whole experience of buying a car from Sherwood’s extremely easy. James and the rest of the sales team were truly knowledgeable and supportive in the choices we made and helping us arrange installation of our charging point.
We have now had our electric car for 3 months. We are very happy with it and am sure we have made the correct decision. It is our go to runabout and has turned out to be extremely economical to run as we have been able to change to a specific tariff with our electricity provider that allows you to charge your car at cheaper rates.
Are there any drawbacks to owning an electric car? Not really once you get accustomed to plugging it in overnight when it needs charging and overcoming ‘range anxiety’ about how far you can safely drive without looking for a recharging point. Longer journeys do have to be planned and more time allowed. We are still learning and look forward to many years of electric motoring.
Thank you Sherwoods.