How much do electric cars cost?


Electric car charging. Alan Trotter

How much money do electric vehicles (EVs) cost, and how affordable are they?

Of course, prices of electric cars vary, depending on the make or model. In general though, electric cars have been more expensive than petrol or diesel cars, but this is gradually changes are more models are made. In the UK, the new Renault Zoe costs around £28,000, but the Tesla Model S starts at £81,000. While it might be more expensive to buy upfront, an electric car is likely to be cheaper in the long run because electricity costs singificantly less than petrol or diesel - and the engine doesn't need as much maintenance.


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