Do the maths
Even the cheapest electric cars are still quite expensive. Of course, there are deals to be had, but usually EVs are a few grand dearer to buy outright, or about £100 per month more on PCP than a comparable internal combustion-powered car. However, your EV will cost nothing whatsoever in VED, it shouldn’t cost as much to maintain and filling up with electricity is far cheaper than filling up with petrol or diesel. For example the Mini Electric uses 15.5kWh/100km, which costs around £2.20 if you charge at home. Meanwhile, a normal Cooper S auto uses, at best, 5.6 litres of fuel to cover the same 62 miles. That’s £7 in unleaded. But all those savings pale into insignificance if you have a company car – running an EV could save you business-types thousands per year.