EV Running Costs

The costs to consider when buying an electric car

If you’re looking to buy an electric car, you might notice the initial upfront price is a little steeper than that of an equivalent petrol or diesel car.

However, the running costs involved with an EV can be substantially lower, especially when you factor in taxation and charging costs. Here we explore the running costs you should consider when buying and using an electric car.

Electric car charging

One of the biggest running costs with an electric car will be charging.

Home charger installation

Electric car charging is made much simpler when you're able to plug in your vehicle at home


With fewer parts than a typical petrol or diesel car, repairs and servicing costs can be reduced.

Private car tax

Electric cars have proven popular owing to the fact that they are currently exempt from road tax.

Company car tax

For company car drivers, there are significant savings to be had by choosing an electric car.

Emissions-based road charges

With no tailpipe emissions, many congestion charges can be avoided.

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Owning an electric car

Charging a car

If you’re thinking of making the switch to an electric vehicle, how you’re going to charge it will no doubt be one of your primary concerns.

Servicing & maintenance

Though EVs need far less upkeep than a traditional petrol or diesel, there are still some things you need to keep your eye on.

The home of electric

If you’re looking to join the growing number of people buying and driving EVs, we take a look at everything you need to know.