One of the main advantages of electric cars is they're extremely cheap to run when compare to petrol or diesel. On average, an electric car costs less than £1.30 to drive 100 miles (this cost is based on the EDF GoElectric 35 tariff during off-peak hours). That’s cheaper than the cost of a morning coffee. The average petrol equivalent, to drive the same miles, would be £10.36. Amazing when you think about it.
Better still, some councils and workplaces offer free or low cost charging benefits. This means that there are even opportunities to get your fuel for free in some places.
Pure electric cars benefits from zero road tax whilst some plug-in hybrids receive a £10 annual discount.
With fewer moving parts, electric cars need less maintenance and servicing is much simpler. This means that you could save on the cost of service and maintenance giving a great cost advantage to driving an electric car. Find out more about electric car servicing and maintenance.