How much does it cost to buy an electric car?

For many of us, cost is one of the most important things when buying a car. So let’s tot up the figures and see how an electric car stacks up.

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How much does it cost to run an electric car?

Going electric isn’t just greener, it’s easier on your pocket in the long run, too. For tax, maintenance and fuelling it up, the electric car wins every time.
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Calculating the cost of running an electric car

Find out how much cheaper it was for the McGlynn family to use their Nissan Leaf to go to work, do the weekly shop and take the kids to school, plus lots of clubs and activities.

How much do electric cars cost compared to other cars?

Electric cars can cost a bit more upfront if you buy new, but running costs are cheaper than petrol or diesel so you offset that higher price tag quickly. That's why leasing's such a great option.
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Are there any government grants to help?

The simple answer’s yes. There are grants to help you buy a new electric car and also to install a home charge point, but they vary based on where you live.
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