Here are some of the reasons
- The Government wants us all to be more environmentally friendly, so it offers grants to encourage people to use electric vehicles. You can see a list of them here.
- On average, a journey of 100 miles in an EV will cost £2 to £4 if you charge at home and £8 to £10 if using a public charge point. Driving 100 miles in a petrol or diesel car will cost around £13 to £16 in fuel – potentially two to three times more than the cost of charging the electric car. So, the more you drive, the more you save.
- You can boost your charging savings even more if you charge at home on an off-peak overnight tariff. See a great analysis of these tariffs from the Energy Savings Trust here.
- There are fewer mechanical components in an electric vehicle than a traditional one, which can mean lower servicing and maintenance costs.
- EVs costing no more than £40,000 pay £0 in road tax also known as Vehicle Excise Duty (VED).
Clean air zone
- EVs don’t have to pay the charges associated with Clean Air Zones or London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone.
No Congestion Charge
- EVs don’t have to pay London’s congestion charge either.
- Some towns and cities have free parking for EVs.
Find out more
Read more about the benefits of electric vehicles in our Thinking EV? series here.