EVs take you 5 times further than petrol cars on just £50: Electric vehicles (EVs) can venture as much as five times more compared to petrol vehicles on a £50 charge.

Thats according to current research by Uswitch, that precisely contrasted the fuel economy of the Nissan Leaf E+ alongside the Volkswagen Golf all throughout the countries in which both vehicles were accessible to purchase.

Established on UK prices, the study showed that with the Nissan, £50 cost of electricity could get a driver 2,380 miles of travel, as opposed to the petrol-fuelled Volkswagen, £50 worth of petrol would only supply 443 miles.

The warning to this is the study additionally recommended that the UK is the 13th most expensive country to operate EVs, however, Lithuania offered the best bargain of over 4,400 miles for £50 of electricity.

On the ranking of the top 6 countries that offer more savings for driving EVs, after Lithuania is Norway, Austria, Chile, Estonia & Sweden. They all supply a span of above 4,000 miles for £50 value of electricity.

The comparison site calculates that with £50 of electricity, a driver could journey from Stockholm to its cousin Oslo 8 times driving the Nissan Leaf yet could not drive the trip just one way with £50 put into the Volkswagen Golf.

Of all the countries studied, the US delivered the best value for cash in petrol vehicles resulting in 895 miles for £50 worth of petrol.

Joel Kempson, Car Insurance Expert at Uswitch, stated: “As the motor industry starts to move away from petrol & diesel, this study shows how economical running an electric car really is.

“EVs are much cheaper to recharge than the cost of filling up your tank, so even though their tanks will not take you as far as a petrol car, owning an EV could make better sense for your finances.

“When it comes to insuring an EV, there is a common misconception that it can be a pricey part of ownership. However, as more motorists opt for an EV, the insurance market will correct itself & we should see prices fall.”

EVs take you 5 times further than petrol cars on just £50

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