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Switching to an electric car could save you £41,000 in your lifetime

With several new car models hitting the roads in 2019 model year offering extended operating ranges and becoming more affordable, there has never been a better time to own an electric-powered vehicle. While they still account for a razor-thin percentage of all new-vehicle sales in the North West, there’s still a strong case to be made for you to consider a full-electric model as their next mode of transportation.

Did you know that switching to an electric car could save drivers a whopping £41,000 over their lifetime, finds new research.

The future of the car industry is with EVs. Carmakers and the UK government are pushing towards zero emissions vehicles as new emissions and pollution targets need to be met. 

Electric cars are, however, still more expensive to buy on average than petrol and diesel variants and also perceived to be pricier. Recent research estimates that electric cars will become as affordable as petrol and diesel cars by as early as 2024. However, they could already be a savvier investment and save you thousands over the course of your lifetime. New research produced actually suggests the buying an electric car could save you £41,000 over your life.

The average British motorist will spend over a staggering £56,000 on petrol in a lifetime, according to new figures.

But the average lifetime cost of charging an electric vehicle coming in at just over £15,000, savvy Brits could save over £41,000 on fuel by going electric in the near future.


The research was carried out by EDF Energy, who found that the cost of travelling is becoming a serious concern for the British public as fuel prices set to soar.

A quarter of motorists are concerned about the environment and effects of climate change as a result of deriving their car.

Béatrice Bigois, Managing Director of Customers for EDF Energy, said:


“Many of us aspire to owning an electric vehicle.”
“This research shows that, not only will electric cars help motorists save money on their fuel costs, electric vehicles will help more people do more of the things they want to, like exploring more of the UK – all while helping the environment by reducing emissions.

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