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14 reasons why electric cars are better than petrol and diesel cars - cheaper than diesel

Not convinced an electric car is for you? Here are the 14 reasons why an electric could be your only car

And electricity is far cheaper than petrol or diesel

Even on the most expensive home energy tariffs or public charging stations, charging is still far cheaper than fuelling. Estimates vary, but charging at home will usually cost between £3 and £4 – that’ll give a Nissan Leaf about 115 miles of range. A diesel car owner paying £1.30 per litre in a car returning 45mpg will pay £15.10 for the same journey.

Try to avoid motorway service-station rapid chargers, as they could cost around £6.50 for 30 minutes. If you have a charging point at work, it’s likely to not cost you a bean, not least because electric-car charging isn’t currently considered a taxable benefit.

Don’t think you’ll need to drive around in a tiny car to benefit from all this. The next page tells all.

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