The cost advantages of running an electric vehicle is what makes many vehicle owners switch from traditional motoring to an eco-friendlier experience. If you opt for an all-electric vehicle that requires zero fuel, recharging costs then become one of the main outgoings. So, let’s delve deeper into how much it takes to run an EV.
Many electric vehicles can travel up to three times the distance of traditional consumption engines for the same money, according to new ‘miles per pound’ figures. The exact amount you pay will depend on electricity tariffs, either at home or at a public charging point, but the following equation will help you to understand the charges.
In simple terms, the maths looks like this: Size of battery (kWh) x electricity cost of your supplier (pence per kilowatt hour) = cost to charge an electric car from empty to completely full. Bear in mind that off-peak electricity rates make overnight charging even more cost friendly.
Electric cars and vehicle tax
Another reason why many people switch to electric vehicles from the e-tron range is the tax exemptions. Fully electric vehicles release zero emissions meaning that they’re not faced with Vehicle Excise Duty payments. They can also enter low emissions zones without paying a penalty fee based on fuel consumption.
When it comes to finding the right insurance for your vehicle, always compare and contrast policies to find the best deal. Insurance prices vary considerably, so it’s worth searching around.
Here at Swansway Audi, we’re proud to represent the Audi range and are happy to answer any questions you may have about our EV collection. The e-tron range is set to expand rapidly by 2025, so watch this space for more information.