The facts about electric range and running costs
Electric vehicle range
What is the range of a hybrid car/electric car/plug-in hybrid?
What are the hybrid cars with the longest/best range?
We look at running costs
Are hybrid cars more expensive to insure?
THE PURCHASE PRICE
Why Are Hybrids More Expensive to buy?
Will a hybrid car save me money?
An electric car costs £5.00 per 100 miles*
An electric vehicle (EV) doesn’t need petrol at all, running on 100% electricity. A fully charged battery charge costs around £8.40, compared to a full tank of petrol that costs on average a hefty £75.00.
A hybrid car costs £14.50 per 100 miles*
A hybrid uses an electric motor to power the car at lower speeds. This reduces petrol consumption. An ordinary car might return 36mpg on average. A hybrid could offer 50mpg, meaning you fill up less often.
Plug-in Hybrid Cars
A plug-in hybrid car costs £12.20 per 100 miles*
A plug-in hybrid has a more powerful motor and bigger battery, so it can go further and at greater speeds on pure electricity. Use it for average commutes and you’ll hardly ever need the petrol engine – so running costs are much lower.
*About Costs per 100 miles
Estimate costs per 100 miles are indicative and based on comparison of similar sized models with comparable fuel consumption. Electric cost per miles calculated at 5p. Petrol cost per mile 15p.
Sample journey is assumed to be 100 miles drivin in one go, starting with a fully charged battery and full tank of fuel.
In reality, cost per 100 miles is influenced by a large number of factors from driving style to length of journey to frequency of charging.
Will a hybrid vehicle lessen my dependence on gasoline?
Did you know, if you charged our plug-in hybrid overnight and do less than 28 miles a day, you could do all your commuting on electric power?