Electric vehicles are more expensive than their ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) rivals, but there are still plenty of options at the affordable end of the market.
The thing to remember with EVs is that even though the upfront cost is higher, running costs are much lower than an equivalent petrol-engined car, so the total cost of ownership is considerably less.
Using the Journey Cost Calculator on the Zap-Map website, we compared the new Fiat 500 Electric with the conventional 1.0-litre mild hybrid petrol version.
Over a year, you could save nearly £2,000 on a daily journey, by driving the electric version (£2,864 vs £4,639) – that’s 7.8p per mile compared to 12.7p per mile. The calculation was based on a daily journey distance of 100 miles with electric priced at 34kWh and a litre of petrol at 149p.
The prices below are correct as of April 2023. EV ranges quoted use official WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure) figures achieved in a laboratory. Real world ranges will vary.
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