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Could I save money driving an electric car?

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Posted: 17/06/22 - 11:16
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Filling the tank of a 47-litre family hatchback with petrol now costs about £85, or £88 for diesel.

Despite recent energy price increases, charging at home to deliver the equivalent mileage typically costs less than half of that - about £41.

But drivers typically do a mix of 70% charging at home and 30% at public chargers, according to the Energy Saving Trust.

Public charging costs vary but this hybrid approach could cost about £48, still significantly cheaper than conventional fuel.

The price difference between electric cars and traditional vehicles is narrowing, and is expected to largely disappear.

But for now, a typical new electric car remains more expensive than an equivalent petrol or diesel model - ranging from £23,000 to £43,000.

I Call Bull: Hang on so they are claiming that that £23-43k price difference will 'dissapear' by 2030 and that its cheaper to run an electric car BUT right now factor in that £40 a tank price saving then take the average price increase for an electric car v conventional (£33k) that is 825 tanks of fuel until you are better off

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Buying and using electric vehicles isn't a viable option for many, many people and continues to be unusable for the majority. Be it charge points or range they still don't have the capacity to replace petrol or diesel.
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Looking at the basic facts, there is no way an electric ca is of any benefit to the environment then a petrol one. But that doesn't fit the narrative and daring to question it will get you shot down as a conspiracy nut.

Maybe someone in favour could correct me with any actual evidence.
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And don't forget even Volvo have stated you need to do 70,000 miles before they become greener https://bit.ly/3nMGiKt at which point you may well need to change the battery pack which will be more expense and carbon footprint to add to the mix