October 13th 2018
Yes it’s cheap, but is it REALLY so easy to run an electric car?
The number of electric cars on our roads is soaring. They now account for one in 20 new sales. Although there are 180,000 plug-in electric cars on Britain’s roads – up from just 5,000 five years ago – the number is insignificant compared with the 30million petrol and diesel ones. The biggest stumbling block is price. For example, you can pay an additional £10,000 to own an electric version of a new £20,000 Volkswagen Golf. Yet with the cost of filling up a 55-litre petrol or diesel tank now at least £70 the thought of paying just a few pounds to run an electric car is tempting.
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