Which? comments as electricity costs more than petrol for drivers on long journeys

Sue Davies, Which? Head of Consumer Protection Policy, said:

“We know that many consumers want to make the switch to electric vehicles, and lower running costs have long been part of the appeal. But the rising cost of electricity could jeopardise more people opting for electric cars.

“Which? found that the upfront cost of buying an EV is the greatest barrier preventing drivers from considering one – and expensive running costs could further prevent people from choosing an EV. However, our research found that, for people who are able to charge an EV from home, electric cars are still generally cheaper to run than petrol and diesel equivalents.

“Charging at home won’t be an option for everyone, so it’s important that governments work with industry to develop and support solutions that enable people using public charging points to pay comparable rates.”


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