I ran through some example figures before but yet again the energy crisis has caused another change in electricity prices. Luckily we now have an energy price cap guarantee but it’s still a lot more expensive than it was a few weeks and months ago.
So what does this mean for electric car buyers and their running costs.
I do want to stipulate here and now that even if they were the same or electric cars cost more than petrol or diesel combustion vehicles I would still want to drive an EV! They’re just better cars and CAN run entirely from renewable green energy. Unfortunately not all of our energy is generated in such a way, BUT even if coal is burned to create electricity it is still many times more efficient and therefor greener than burning fuel in your own engine.
Anyway on with the test. I document a real world journey and explain the running costs of the electric per mile compared to petrol and diesel.
Both from home charging and from public high-power charging which is more expensive.
I do it a bit differently this time and calculate a running cost per mile and then explain the mpg equivalents for petrol and diesel. I figured it may be an easier way for people to relate to and compare to their own cars.
So I hope this is useful and helps.
Of course we’ll see prices vary, different fuel prices, different cars give different results… but you get the idea!
Thanks for watching!
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