Is An Electric Car Expensive?

Electric car charging using an on street public charger.

There are many perceived barriers preventing people switching to an electric car. One of the biggest is that EVs cost more than a fossil car. They might cost a bit more to buy, however, is total cost of ownership any greater?

Because my car is my business the figures have to add up when buying a new car. So the total cost of ownership in the time the car will be with me is the most important factor and always well researched. So as a comparison the cost of ownership of a Peugeot 208 petrol and electric models has been analysed here and compared here to see which has the lowest cost of ownership.

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Goodbye Leaf, Hello Leaf

New 40kW Nissan Leaf

Goodbye 30kW Leaf, Hello 40kW Leaf

Using an electric car for driving lessons has proved very successful. Pupils have enjoyed learning in my previous 30kW Nissan Leaf. Running costs have been tiny and the on street residents charging bays installed by Portsmouth council have worked well for overnight charging. So in August I picked up a newer 40kW Leaf. Not quite new, a 10 months old ex demonstrator that had done very few miles.

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