How Electric Cars Work Will Blow Your Mind - £3,000 a year savings

Electric cars are simple, but very effective. We explain how they work

Electric vehicles benefit from rock-bottom running costs as electricity is much cheaper than petrol or diesel. Depending on your electricity tariff, fully charging a Nissan Leaf could cost just £5.60 for 235 miles – a saving of around £22 over an equivalent diesel. The Government’s Go Ultra Low campaign highlights owners reporting annual savings of over £3,000 in running costs and tax receipts.

You'll pay less to the taxman too, as we explain on the next page.