Benefits of Running an EV

One of the core benefits to having an electric car (EV) is the low day-to-day cost of running such a vehicle.

A key factor to this is the ability to charge your car’s battery at such a low price.

Convenience is also an advantage when it comes to charging your electric car, as it can easily be done from home.

Let’s get into the details of where you can benefit when it comes to running an electric car.

Cost Savings

When you get an electric vehicle, and replace your trips to the fuel station with plugging in your car, you should see a notable drop in running costs.

This will be down to the cost per mile coming down - quite dramatically in some places - and so you’ll be getting more bang for your buck, as they say.

A great example of this is in the case of the Fiat 500e - charging such a car at home during off-peak hours can have an average cost of 12p per kWh of charge*, leading to a cost per mile of just 3.4p.

Compare this to a petrol-powered Fiat 500 which would cost 13.8p per mile to run.

When you consider plans from the likes of Octopus Energy or EDF, you can bring this cost down even further, and charging your car overnight can cost as little as 7.5p per kWh on such plans.

Convenient Charging

Home charging is a huge attraction for many when it comes to electric cars - the ability to charge your car overnight, and it being ready in the morning has huge appeal.

While there is an initial outlay to have a home charger installed, there are grants that help with this cost, but it’s also something that offers you so much convenience.

It’s also the cheapest way to charge your car when compared to public chargers, and so offers a dual benefit in that regard.

Even if you have off-street parking, there are charging solutions available, as well as applicable grants.