The benefits of going electric
Compared to petrol or diesel, electricity is cheap. On a cost per mile/kilometer basis this means a pure electric car could cost a third (or less) of what a traditional petrol or diesel car might cost. Plug-in hybrids efficiently combine an electric motor with a petrol or diesel engine, meaning they too can be considerably cheaper to run. To find out just how much you could save, use our Cost Calculator Model. This allows you to compare the cost of any journey between an electric and 'conventional' car. The results may surprise you.