How much could you actually save with an electric car? EV owners have their say

Cost-saving is often one of the main benefits that electric car drivers discover once they’ve made the switch. The reasons for this are varied.

Opportunities to save cash range from lower road tax (now called Vehicle Excise Duty) on many electric and plug-in hybrid cars, to cheaper servicing and running costs.

There are also some other great savings you can take advantage of. For example, those driving into the Capital are exempt from paying the Congestion Charge and many towns and cities across the country offer free parking. But how much are owners saving, day-in, day-out?

We spoke to some of our Owners’ Club members to see what they had to say, and savings on petrol and diesel bills were their top pick.

Matt Martin, a Renault ZOE owner from Leicester, told us that compared to filling up with fuel, charging his car had saved him around £200 a month. Charging the car up fully at home costs him around £3.

Nissan LEAF owner, Barry Goldring from Slough, is having a similar experience. He told us that his usual journeys of visiting his 10 grandchildren in four separate homes now costs him less than £2, compared to £42 previously. And BMW i8 owner, Carl Gibson of Nottingham, highlighted an annual fuel saving of a massive £2,500, with an additional £500 saving on VED.

There are some great savings to be made by making the switch, visit GoUltraLow.com and find out if an electric or plug-in hybrid car could be right for you

 

* All views of the Owners’ Club cost are based upon the driver’s personal views and experience and were correct at time of writing.

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