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Fuel and Servicing Costs

At Drive Green, we believe that electric cars are a very important part of protecting the future of our planet. We often talk about the ways in which EVs can reduce the consumption of scarce resources and decrease pollution, but we don’t talk a lot about the money side of things. But there are considerable financial benefits in moving to electric car ownership, which make EV driving doubly desirable.

Fuel Savings

Running an electric vehicle can easily lead to a four-figure fuel-saving each year. This is because the cost of energy required to charge your EV battery is significantly lower than the cost to put petrol or diesel in your fuel tank.

It can cost as little as 2p per mile to fuel an electric car in comparison to up to 14p per mile for conventional petrol or diesel vehicle.

For a typical range of one hundred miles, the electricity cost will be around £2-4. The same distance covered in a petrol/diesel vehicle will cost around £12 to £18.

For extra savings, consider changing your tariff to an alternative 100% renewable electricity supplier. A service such as Pure Planet is the cheapest way to buy electricity, and it is the greenest fuel for your EV.

Servicing Savings

Electric cars offer a huge advantage over conventional petrol and diesel vehicles when it comes to running costs.

An electric car motor has two or three moving parts in comparison to the hundreds of components that make up an internal combustion engine. This means no oil changes, timing belts, sparkplugs, clutch, or gearbox. Because most electric cars can generate power under braking, they are also very gentle on brakes and tyres.

Most electric cars require check-ups rather than any true servicing

The only items that really require replacing are the tyres, brakes, and the cabin air filter. Electric vehicles are proving to be very reliable and the ongoing benefits are being felt by owners. Owner surveys such as the Driver Power survey by Autocar show how positive owners feel about their vehicles reliability and costs.

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